Thanks to all of you who responded to our call last October to vote for the Pigeon Point Lighthouse to receive an American Express Partners in Preservation grant. During a six-week public voting period, 25 historic sites in the San Francisco Bay Area competed for a total of $1 million in preservation funding from American Express.
HI members are cordially invited to the Golden Gate Council's Annual Member Party on January 31. This year, in addition to the members reception and board of directors election, we are pleased to host Scott Stoll, a former San Francisco Bay Area resident who will share his adventures bicycling around the world.
Need help sifting through the enormous array of dining options on offer in San Francisco? Wonder what the locals recommend? Zagat has released the results of its 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurant Survey, covering 1,082 establishments as tested, tasted, and rated by 7,476 local restaurant-goers.
The folks who take San Francisco visitors on a sentimental journey via the historic F-line streetcars have added another moving experience to transit history. Billed as a "21st century museum honoring 19th century technology," the San Francisco Railway Museum is now open at 77 Steuart Street, a few blocks from the Ferry Building.
Join other hostel guests from around the world for a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner at the San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Enjoy spectacular bay views in a national park setting while feasting on turkey and all the trimmings (vegetarian dishes, too!). The dinner is served by local volunteers who want to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with travelers.