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.

Highway 120 Adventure – A Perfect California Road Trip!

State Route 120 in Northern California is about 206 miles long, you could traverse the entire highway from end to end in a day, but why would you when there is so much to see and do along the way? Let’s take a journey along this historic road, from west to east Read More...

Itinerary: Best of the Coast Loop

Tour the California coast and beaches on the one-of-a-kind Pacific Coast Highway on your way to mountain majesty in Yosemite. Read More...

Itinerary: Phoenix, AZ to Yosemite (via Flagstaff & Las Vegas)

This multi-day route originates in the lively Phoenix, AZ metro area before traveling north to the mountain town of Flagstaff. Read More...

Itinerary: Salt Lake City, UT to Yosemite (via St. George, UT & Las Vegas, NV)

Start your Yosemite road trip in Salt Lake City, a fantastic outdoors destination before heading south through Utah on Interstate 15 (I-15). Read More...

Itinerary: San Diego, CA to Yosemite

Experience some of California's most energetic coastal cities before heading up into one of the USA's most incredible outdoor destinations, Yosemite National Park. Read More...

Itinerary: San Francisco, CA to Yosemite

Start off in California's most romantic coastal city, San Francisco, on your way to Yosemite National Park. Read More...

Itinerary: Seattle, WA to Yosemite

This 925-mile scenic route takes travelers through the beautiful Pacific Northwest and Northern California before arriving at one of the USA's most exhilarating natural wonders, the Yosemite Valley. Read More...

Scenic Drives in California

There are scenic drives all around California, which makes the task of getting to and from the park just that much more pleasant. Read More...

Scenic Drives in Yosemite Park

See amazing views on your Yosemite vacation by driving through the park to spectacular viewpoints. 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 in Yosemite National Park

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 Yosemite 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 in Yosemite National Park

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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