Long and cold winters can get anyone blue, but this is the perfect season for budget travelers to bundle up for a weekday escape. Four of Northern California's most picturesque hostels are offering a Winter Weekday Special so you can beat the chill and take advantage of a great coastal getaway.
Hostelling International's Northern California network will get even greener this year -- in June, the National Park Service will break ground on a LEED-registered building at the Point Reyes Hostel. The expansion will add four private family rooms to the hostel, which is the only non-camping accommodation within Point Reyes National Seashore.
A new Hostelling International hostel in the world-class resort town of Whistler, Canada, is set to open July 1, 2010, and is now accepting reservations.