The Southern Sierra Travel Guide
Plan Your The Southern Sierra Vacation
The Southern Sierra's granite peaks and giant sequoias bedazzle heart and soul so completely that for many visitors the experience surpasses that at more famous urban attractions. Most of the Sierra's wonders lie within national parks accessed most easily via the gateway towns surrounding them—Oakhurst, Fish Camp, and Lee Vining for Yosemite, and Three Rivers for Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Lee Vining also provides entrée to deep-blue Mono Lake, a much-photographed attraction. The megaresort Mammoth Lakes, meanwhile, lures skiers and snowboarders in winter and hikers and mountain bikers in summer.
For visits to the Sierra Nevada's western side, book your hotel in advance—especially in summer—or you may wind up in... read more
Most small towns in the Sierra Nevada have at least one restaurant; with few exceptions, dress is casual. You'll most... read more
Things To Do in The Southern Sierra
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