This park that John Muir called home is as special as they come. Varied elevations across the High Sierra of California produce exciting weather, dramatic waterfalls, and the most stunning views a visitor could wish for. The fifth-most visited national park in the country, Yosemite’s 4 million+ annual visitors travel mostly in the famous Yosemite Valley - a 1-mile by 7-mile long gorge that belongs in a fairytale.
Yosemite National Park Attractions
Activities inside Yosemite are plentiful, whether it’s hiking, rafting, biking, picnicking, or learning about the park’s history. But don’t be fooled, it’s impossible to experience all of Yosemite in a single day (or even two days). Planning ahead always provides a better experience, which is why we’re here to help.
One of the most recognizable rock formations in the world, Half Dome towers 5,000 feet above the valley and can be seen from many different angles. Hiking to the top of Half Dome requires a permit and advance planning.
North America’s tallest waterfall, Yosemite Falls can be seen (and even heard) from many places throughout the valley. But it will look very different depending on when you visit.
Protecting over 500 mature sequoia trees, this grove of giant sequoias is a must-visit destination when in Yosemite. But visiting this grove can be difficult if you haven’t planned ahead.
One of the world’s most famous cliffs, El Capitan is a massive granite wall that looms profoundly over Yosemite Valley. It’s popular with rock climbers and photographers trying to glimpse the famous firefall.
Yosemite National Park Lodging
With a popular park like Yosemite, where you stay can make or break your trip. Staying inside the valley avoids long drives and traffic jams, but accommodations are more expensive and reservations sell out far in advance. That’s why we’re here to help you.