Local Weekend Nature Vacations

  • Pigeon Point Youth Hostel and lighthouse - Fifty miles south of San Francisco, you can relax in a hot tub with panoramic views of the Pacific. It is a popular spot for whale watching, and a convenient base for exploring nearby coastside communities as well as the ancient redwood forests at Butano State Park, the bird sanctuary of Pescadero Marsh, and Año Nuevo State Reserve, breeding site of northern elephant seals.