Let There Be Light(houses)

As summer simmers down and days darken faster, we’ve got a few ways to keep the light going.  Just add. lighthouses!  From overnight stays, to guided tours, here are three unique lighthouse adventures. 

Week: 09.13.2023
Regions: Northern CA

Oh, Brother!

Spend the Night at East Brother Light Station on the Bay

Photo of the East Brother Light Station in the San Francisco Bay Area
Close up photo of East Brother Light Station in the San Francisco Bay Area
Young woman on the light deck looking out at the sea from East Brother Light Station in the San Francisco Bay Area
East Brother Light Station in the San Francisco Bay
Spending the night on a tiny island in the Bay? Intriguing. Spending the night in a lighthouse perched on that island? Sound the foghorn! East Brother Light Station Bed & Breakfast sits on a small patch of land in the strait that separates San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.
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Peace-fall in North Lake Tahoe

Fall's Secret Season in North Lake Tahoe

biking by Truckee River north Lake Tahoe
hiker in north tahoe
high camp tahoe
If you’re going to North Lake Tahoe during its secret season, you’re going to want to stay awhile. Fall in North Lake Tahoe equals quieter days, turning leaves, and more open space for you to relax, recharge, and reconnect.
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Night Light

Catch Sunset at Point Cabrillo Light Station on the Mendocino Coast

hikers at Point Cabrillo Light Station Mendocino coast
hikers at Point Cabrillo Light Station Mendocino Coast
hikers at Point Cabrillo Light Station Mendocino Coast
For over a century Mendocino’s Point Cabrillo Light Station has signaled coast-side danger to passing ships. Time your visit for a spectacular “lightshow” twofer—sunset and the lighthouse’s crowning glory: a 6,800-pound original Chance Brothers classic Fresnel lens producing a flash every 10 seconds.
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Light the Way 2024

Guided Sunset Hikes to Point Bonita Lighthouse in Marin

Point Bonita Lighthouse Marin
view of Golden Gate Bridge from Point Bonita Lighthouse
view of Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse is remotely perched on the western tip of the Marin Headlands and the entrance to the Golden Gate, 124 feet above the ocean. And lucky for all of us, the National Park Service hosts seasonal sunset tours of the lighthouse.
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