Yosemite National Park Travel Guide
Plan Your Yosemite National Park Vacation
By merely standing in Yosemite Valley and turning in a circle, you can see more natural wonders in a minute than you could in a full day pretty much anywhere else. Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall, Sentinel Dome, the Merced River, white-flowering dogwood trees, maybe even bears ripping into the bark of fallen trees or sticking their snouts into beehives—it's all in Yosemite Valley.
Indoor lodging options inside the park appear more expensive than initially seems warranted, but that premium pays off... read more
Yosemite National Park has a couple of moderately priced restaurants in lovely (which almost goes without saying) settings:... read more
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Wet and wild: An easy stroll brings you to the base of Lower Yosemite Falls, where roaring springtime waters make for misty lens... Read more
Dense stands of incense cedar and Douglas fir—as well as ponderosa, Jeffrey, lodgepole, and sugar pines—cover much of the park, but... Read more
The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite, by Michael Frye, is an insider's guide to the park, with maps for shutterbugs looking to... Read more
What's your favorite thing to do in the park? I really enjoy hiking in Yosemite; in my opinion there's no better way to see the... Read more
What John Muir did for Yosemite with words, Ansel Adams did with photographs. His photographs have inspired millions of people to visit... Read more
If you are going to concentrate solely on valley sites and activities, you should endeavor to stay in one of the "Pines" campgrounds,... Read more
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