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.

Bishop County - Eastern Sierra

Bishop makes a perfect home base for your Eastern Sierra adventure. Conveniently located between Yosemite and Death Valley national parks, Bishop offers the perfect mix of small town hospitality and modern conveniences. Read More...

Buellton, California

Buellton serves as the gateway to the Santa Ynez Valley and the Santa Rita Hills wine country. You will find a wide variety of lodging, including an RV Resort and campground. Read More...

California State Parks

Did you know that California has 280 state parks? Deserts, beaches, mountains, and redwoods. There are 4 State Parks near Yosemite. Read More...

Carpinteria , CA - World's Safest Beach

Carpinteria is a quaint, friendly, beach community nestled between Ventura and Santa Barbara, California, tucked between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean and easily accessible from Hwy 101 by car or Amtrak. Read More...

Central Coast of California

If you’re looking for the real California, then come experience “The Original Road Trip” and explore Pacific Coast Highway 1. In the heart of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Central Coast stretches more than 300 miles from Oxnard to Santa Cruz. Read More...

Gilroy, California - Garlic Capital

Mention Gilroy and a single word comes to mind: garlic. That’s because the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival has grown into one of the nation’s most famous food celebrations. Also visit historic buildings and the Gilroy Gardens Theme Park. Read More...

Groveland & Hwy 120 - Northern Gateway to Yosemite

Groveland & the Highway 120 area in the Norther gateway to Yosemite. See Mother Nature’s recovery from the Rim Fire, from Wildfire to Wildflowers. Read More...

Inyo County

Inyo County is a land of extremes. It claims the highest (Mt. Whitney) and lowest (Death Valley) points in the lower 48. Read More...

Mariposa County

You’ll love the breathtaking views of Bridalveil Fall in the spring and gorgeous snowcapped mountains in winter. Stay at an amenity-rich vacation home in the park, or find yourself in a quaint bed and breakfast in Mariposa County. Read More...

Mono County - Lake Tufas, Devil's Postpile, and Ghost Town

Just 12 breathtaking miles from Yosemite’s East Entrance, Mono County is close to the park but has a beauty all its own. The “East Side” of Yosemite is a sensational place to start and end a trip to the national park. Read More...

Oakdale, California

Established in 1871 and nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Oakdale is a charming town at the gateway to Yosemite, and the perfect place to unwind. Read More...

Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a classic California beach town, located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, off scenic Pacific Coast Highway 1 and Highway 101. Read More...

Redding, California

Discover why this scenic California town is worth the stop. Read More...

Ridgecrest, California

You'll experience living ghost towns, rock art, starry skies, and so much more when you drive through Ridgecrest, CA. Read More...

San Francisco, California

The City is home to world-class theatre, opera, symphony and ballet companies and often boasts premieres of Broadway-bound plays and culture-changing performing arts. San Francisco is also one of America’s greatest dining cities. Read More...

Tuolumne County - Yosemite Gold Country

Tuolumne County offers visitors from the San Francisco Bay Area and all points north the closest and most scenic route into Yosemite National Park. Read More...

Ventura and the Channel Islands

Embark to stunning Channel Islands National park from Ventura, California's iconic surf and beach town. Read More...

Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau – Madera County

Find adventure on the Fossils to Falls Trail through California’s Gateway to Yosemite. Read More...

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