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Yosemite Area Partners


The deck and hot tub at a vacation rental at Yosemite's Scenic Wonders. Courtesy photoYosemite Scenic Wonders Vacation Rentals

Vacation homes, cabins and condominium lodging, many within the gates of historic Yosemite National Park. Choose from over 100 properties in three locations: Yosemite West, Wawona in Yosemite, and the Oakhurst-Bass Lake area.


The sun sets over Half Dome in Yosemite. Photo by Grant OrdelheideGyPsy Guide

Get the driving app that’s like having a tour guide in your car. GyPSy Guide automatically plays interesting and entertaining commentary as you go.


Yosemite's El Capitan in winter. Photo courtesy of Yosemite/Mariposa CountyYosemite/Mariposa County

Experience four seasons of adventure in Yosemite and Mariposa County.


Ahwahnee Hotel in YosemiteYosemite National Park Hotels & Lodging

Yosemite Hotels & Lodges including the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Yosemite Valley Lodge, and The Big Trees Lodge.


Yosemite Tent CabinsYosemite National Park Camping

Yosemite Camping including Housekeeping Camp, High Sierra Camps and Half Dome Village.


Evergreen Lodge Pool HouseEvergreen Lodge at Yosemite

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.


Yosemite falls. Photo by Elaine StjerneVisit Yosemite | Madera County

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


Yosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging CabinYosemite Pines RV Resort and Family Lodging

30 Acre Resort near Yosemite National Park. Receive info on lodging specials, amenities and staff planned activities at Yosemite Pines RV and Family Lodging.


image of people rafting O.A.R.S CalifoniaO.A.R.S. Whitewater Rafting Tours

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


YARTS busYosemite Area Regional Transportation

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


Indigeny Covered Bridge in Tuolumne CountyTuolumne County – Yosemite Gold Country

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!


Family enjoying Sequoia ForestMajestic Mountain Loop

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


Calveras Big Trees State Park in CaliforniaCalifornia State Parks

Get involved with the California State Parks foundation – the largest statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing California’s 280 state parks for all to enjoy.


Houseboating with Forever Resorts on Oroville LakeCalifornia Houseboating with Forever Resorts

Time to plan a vacation escape that’s like nothing you’ve ever done before. Captain your own houseboat with friends and family in the serenity of a beautiful lake including Lake Oroville, Lake Don Pedro, Lake Berryessa, and Trinity Lake.


Hilmar Cheese Visitor Center BuildingHilmar Cheese Company Visitor Center

Tour, Taste, Shop, & Eat! Discover and learn how cheese is made, enjoy complimentary samples, shop in our impressive gift shop, or dine in our cafe.


Central Valley Partners


Cowboy Museum in Oakdale, Calif. Photo courtesy Oakdale TourismOakdale, California

Rustic Oakdale is the Cowboy Capital of the World, chock-full of farmland, fresh and artisan foods, hiking rails, and handmade crafts. And of course, cowboy hats and rodeo.


Docents share the history of Bierstadt’s “Looking Up the Yosemite Valley." Courtesy of the Haggin Museum Collection. Courtesy photoStockton, California

Stockton is where rivers and culture come together! See classic paintings at the Haggin Museum, including Albert Bierstadt’s landscapes of Yosemite.


California's Sierra DinnerTrain. Courtesy photoSierra DinnerTrain

The Sierra DinnerTrain meanders through open-countryside rich in California gold rush history. With an array of year-round experiences, we have something for train-lovers of all ages.


San Francisco Partners

San Francisco's Fishermans WharfSan Francisco’s Fishermans Wharf

Enjoy San Francisco’s waterfront with fun activities, attractions, restaurants, museums and shopping. Visit Alcatraz Island with Alcatraz Cruises, cruise the bay with Blue & Gold Fleet, visit the Aquarium of the Bay or dine at Hard Rock Cafe.


Fog on Mt. Diablo at sunrise. Courtesy photoSan Francisco’s Tri-Valley

Located 30 miles east of Fisherman’s Wharf, SF’s Tri-Valley enjoys an average of 264 days of sunshine a year, making it “the sunny side of the Bay.”


Coastal California Partners


The moon glows over a Camarillo Farm. Photo by Alexandra Bilham via FlickrCamarillo, California

Nestled below the Conejo foothills amongst green farm fields cooled by sea breezes, Camarillo has more than 300 days of sunshine a year beckon you outdoors.


La Purisima Mission State Historical Park. Photo by Chelsea Cochran courtesy of Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors BureauLompoc, California

Grapevines stretch across farms in this area historically known for its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Visit Art Alley or the La Purisima Mission State Historic Park.


A couple stroll in Channel Islands National Park. Photo courtesy of the Ventura County Lodging Association.Ventura County Coast, California

After exploring Channel Islands National Park, enjoy the beaches, trails, whale watching, and historic sites in Oxnard, Camarillo, Hueneme and Ventura.


Island Packers catamaran at the dock on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National ParkVentura Visitors Bureau

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.


Image of couple feeding ostriches in Buellton CA./Buellton Visitors Bureau

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 AerialCity of Pismo Beach

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!


Otters at the Monterey Bay AquariumMonterey Bay Aquarium

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.


Gilroy Garlic FestivalGilroy Welcome Center

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.


Bien Nacido Vineyard. Photo by Kirk Irwin courtesy of Santa Maria ValleySanta Maria Valley

Welcome to the Santa Maria Valley, where world-famous barbecue, fine wines, natural splendors and cultural riches have cultivated our reputation as the “Land of Food and Wine” in Northern Santa Barbara County.


Enjoying a wine tasting at Cima Collina Winery in California. Courtesy photoCima Collina Winery

Cima Collina crafts artisan wines from hand-selected fruit grown in small Monterey County vineyards.


Lake Tahoe and Reno Partners

Winter skyline of Reno, Nevada. Courtesy of Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority

Reno Tahoe USA combines the beauty of the great outdoors with world-class spas and museums, nightly entertainment, myriad dining options and exciting special events!


Tours & Tour Operators

A hiker with a view of Half Dome in Yosemite. Photo courtesy of The World OutdoorsThe World Outdoors

The World Outdoors offers multi-day guided active vacations to historic Yosemite & Sequoia National Parks. We also offer all-inclusive hiking and multi-sport tours of other US National Parks. Sign up to hear more about our trips and to receive special offers.


Photography Workshops


Milky Way over Zion National Park. Photo by Rob Wood Photography2017 National Parks Night Skies Photo Workshop Series

Experience national parks in a way that very few people ever will. Sign up for one of our six night skies workshops in 2017 and learn how to shoot the stars and the Milky Way with iconic national park landmarks in the foreground. Locations include Canyonlands (Apr 23-24), Zion (Apr 26-27), Grand Teton (Jun 22-23), Great Sand Dunes (Jul 24-25), Yosemite (Aug 22-23), and Saguaro (Oct 18-19).