Maps

Plan the perfect Yosemite Vacation, whether it’s a scenic drive or a multi-day excursion, and find hotels, restaurants, and activities along the way.

Arizona Map

The Grand Canyon State is a spectacular addition to your Yosemite vacation. Read More...

California Map

Hit the coastal cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and all of the laid-back beach towns in between that sport a fun sun-and-surf lifestyle. Read More...

Driving Itineraries

All roads lead to Yosemite National Park. Explore itineraries originating in major travel hubs and corridors up to 1-2 days from the park. Read More...

Featured Regions

Just a short drive from Yosemite National Park, our top picks for nearby regions to visit on your Yosemite vacation offer the best outdoor activities, sightseeing, cultural attractions, dining, and more. Read More...

Nevada Map

Knocking at the back door of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a short drive east of Lake Tahoe. Nearby are Nevada's capital, Carson City, and the Old West mining town of Virginia City. In southern Nevada, Las Vegas is a casino gaming metropolis set among natural desert wonders. Read More...

Official Yosemite Park Map Download

Download a free copy of the official Yosemite National Park map before your Yosemite vacation. This Yosemite map shows park roads, attractions, services, trails, and more. Read More...

Oregon Map

With its rugged beaches, bountiful vineyards and the vibrant metropolis of Portland, Oregon is a great jumping-off point or finish line for your Yosemite vacation. In the volcanic Cascade Range, Mount Hood and Crater Lake draw visitors not only for their scenic beauty, but also for family-friendly outdoor recreation. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Big Sur via the Pacific Coast Highway

The Pacific Coast Highway is justifiably California's most famous scenic drive. Read More...

Scenic Drive: California's Gold Country

West of Yosemite, Highway 49 meanders for 200 miles through California's Gold Country, rich in historical sites and pioneer flavor. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Death Valley

If you're itching to set foot on the lowest-elevation point in the Western hemisphere, head for Death Valley. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway

East of Yosemite National Park, this 250-mile scenic byway cruises from Topaz Lake on the California/Nevada border all the way south beyond Lone Pine. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Ebbetts Pass National Scenic Byway

Although few people know about it, this beautiful 61-mile route passes through the alpine Sierra Nevada, north of Yosemite National Park and south of Lake Tahoe. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Generals Highway

Linking Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Generals Highway also passes through the Giant Sequoia National Monument of the Sequoia National Forest. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Glacier Point Road

From the valley, it's about an hour's drive up to Glacier Point, one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the park. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

The panoramic Kings Canyon Scenic Byway (Highway 180) winds for over 35 miles past sheer drop-offs and switchbacks, twisting all the way to the bottom of the Kings River canyon. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Lake Tahoe Eastshore Drive

Although the entire loop around Lake Tahoe is a cool scenic drive, it's the 28-mile stretch along the lake's eastern shore that gets the most kudos. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Mineral King Road

Starting outside Three Rivers, a rugged, but unforgettably beautiful side road climbs to the old mining settlement of Mineral King. Read More...

Scenic Drive: Tioga Pass

If you have an extra day, make time for a 66-mile scenic drive from the valley up to Tioga Pass (elevation 9,945 feet) Read More...

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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