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  • Below are several destinations, activity providers, etc. that would like to send you information that will help you plan a vacation of a lifetime to Yosemite National Park and the surrounding regions. Check each one that you'd like to receive information from.
  • Yosemite Area Partners

  • Yosemite Hotels & Lodges (representing The Ahwahnee, Wawona Hotel and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls).

  • DNC Yosemite Camping (representing Housekeeping Camp, High Sierra Camp and Curry Village).

  • 20% off winter cabins through March 20th! A Frommer’s Guide ‘Favorite’ and ‘Highly Recommended’ by Fodor’s, this newly expanded historic resort provides the perfect mix of recreation, relaxation and indulgence, with spacious cabins in the woods, indoor/outdoor dining, classic tavern, pool/hot tub, nightly activities and guided recreation.

  • Experience California’s Gateway to Yosemite and discover the Fossils to Falls Trail with our award winning Visitors Guide!

  • 30 Acre Resort near Yosemite National Park. Click the box NOW, to receive info on lodging specials, amenities and staff planned activities at Yosemite Pines RV and Family Lodging.

  • Join O.A.R.S. for a one- to three-day rafting adventure on the Merced or Tuolumne River near Yosemite.

  • The charming, historic town of Oakdale at the gateway to Yosemite is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the best the Central Valley has to offer. 

  • Comfortable, Convenient, Economical Public Transit to Yosemite National Park.  Watch the scenery, not the road!

  • Tuolumne County covered bridge

    Your north entrance to Yosemite National Park. Begin your four-season vacationland adventures here among historic towns, wineries, fun dining, great lodging, excellent entertainment and exceptional scenery!

  • Majestic Mountain Loop is a suggested itinerary for visitors to see 3 of California’s National Parks in as little as 3 days – Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite

  • Get the inside scoop and travel tips to experience timeless traditions, local culture, events and world-class Sierra adventures recommended by local residents and National Geographic.

  • The historic gold rush town of Groveland, only 25 miles from Yosemite on Highway 120, offers something for everyone, from adventure sports to family fun.

  • San Francisco Partners

  • San Francisco Travel Stay connected to all the latest events happening in San Francisco. And receive great deals, discounts and more from our hotel and attraction partners.

  • Northern California Partners

  • Redding, California is home to the world’s largest working sundial and over 225 miles of hiking and biking trails. Plan your vacation to Redding today!

  • Coastal California Partners

  • Ventura rests between the Channel Islands National Park & the National Marine Sanctuary just off shore, the foothills of The Los Padres National Forest and two of California's longest flowing open rivers.

  • Go behind the scenes of the world’s busiest motion picture and television studio!

  • Discover what you’ve been missing on the Central Coast.  Buellton, is a thriving city with a picturesque rural feel, located in the heart of Santa Barbara County.

  • Pismo Beach is Classic California. Our beach town offers affordable ocean front accommodations, romantic sunsets, Premium Outlet shopping, wine tasting and fresh seafood. Perfect getaway!

  • The Monterey Bay Aquarium features sharks, sea otters, octopus, jellyfish, kelp forest, and more than 200 exhibits and galleries in the world's best aquarium.

  • Visit the Garlic Capital of the World – Gilroy - taste garlic-laced dishes at our numerous restaurants; stroll through historic downtown followed by a shopping spree at Gilroy Premium Outlets.

  • “Shop, Dine, Stay, Play” - Carpinteria, California is a quaint little beach community nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains, the Pacific Ocean, Ventura and Santa Barbara.

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Top Ten Things to do in Yosemite Park

1. Yosemite Valley Waterfalls

When snow melt from mountain peaks brings icy waters rushing downstream into Yosemite Valley, great waterfalls spring to life. During the peak seasonal flow, which usually happens in May, the thundering of waterfalls can be heard clear across the valley. Read More...

2. Famous Viewpoints

Yosemite’s Tunnel View with Half Dome, Valley View with Merced River, Glacier Point, and Olmsted Point are the most famous views in the National Park. Read More...

3. Walk Among Giant Sequoias

Start by taking the whole family on a joyful nature walk through the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias. Read More...

4. Black Bears & Wildlife

With more than 400 kinds of animals and multiple life zones for plant life, Yosemite is a top spot for wildlife watching. Read More...

5. Explore Trails

Whether you want to get out of the car and do a little exploring, or you’re planning a backcountry adventure on foot or horseback, we’ve got just the thing for you and your family. Read More...

6. Go Camping on Your Yosemite Vacation

Nothing beats sleeping under the stars in Yosemite National Park, especially if you’re looking for a little family togetherness Read More...

7. Go Rock Climbing in Yosemite

Stalwarts like the giant wall of El Capitan, the polished promontory of Half Dome, and skyscraping Glacier Point all call to expert climbers, who sometimes bivouac overnight while suspended in mid-air. Read More...

8. Yosemite’s Curry Village Ice Skating Rink

Yosemite is covered in powdery blankets of snow, and the valley becomes a winter wonderland. Read More...

9. Explore History & Culture

Yosemite is the wild, wild West. From its earliest Native American inhabitants, to the mid-19th-century California Gold Rush, and the later arrival of ranchers, loggers, and hoteliers, the land surrounding Yosemite National Park is amazingly rich in historical sites. Read More...

10. Festivals & Ranger-Led Activities

Come to watch waterfalls in spring, go hiking in the Sierra Nevada high country in summer, roast marshmallows over your campfire in fall, and go skiing and snowshoeing in winter. Timing your visit to coincide with one of the region’s many festivals will only enhance your Yosemite vacation. Read More...

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