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Follow this loop to and from Yosemite on this 449-mile adventure. Explore cowboy towns, taste local olive oil and apples, and see giant buddhas and gold nuggets.
In the heart of the Mojave Desert, you’ll find a far-out desert scene where strangely formed rocks, a military base and ancient rock art collide.
On the Eastern Sierra between Yosemite and Death Valley, walk among ancient trees, go trout fishing, and relax in a small town with down-to-earth people.
Inyo County claims the highest and lowest points in the lower 48. Stop at a WWII internment camp, read tales of local mountaineer, and see restored trains.
Walk with sharks at a famous pier, make hairpin turns on a steep street and cruise to "The Rock" in this Golden Gate city.
A 2-hour drive to the park, Stockton is an ideal launching point to Yosemite. See the Buddhist temple, Haggin Museum, farmer's market and the waterfront.
Go on a 1-day rafting trip on the Merced River, or experience a 1- to 3-day rafting adventure on the Tuolumne River near the West Edge of Yosemite National Park
Head to Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino near Yosemite's South Entrance to roll the dice, swim in a pool or get in some spa time.
This three-day California road trip travels to Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite national parks. Watch the video.
Experience more than a walk in the park when you stay at Evergreen Lodge just outside Yosemite. Take their tours or attend a wine tasting.
Stay on the west edge of the park to take a deep breath and disconnect. Enjoy food and wine events. Hike on less-traveled paths. Swim and soak in salt water pools.
Tenaya Lodge offers offers a full-resort vacation with a world-class spa, three swimming pools, on-site activities, a concierge and four restaurants.
From the lights of Las Vegas to the wonders in four national parks, you'll be on a winning streak during this 1,175-mile adventure.
The annual Gilroy Garlic Festival has grown into one of the nation’s most famous food fests. Also visit historic buildings and Gilroy Gardens Theme Park.
Sip wine next to the Cima Collina winery for a window into winemaking. Try the new wine experience in Marina’s Urban Wine Row.
Follow the magnificent Hwy. 1 through San Luis Obispo County to go on fantastic strolls along 101 miles. Experience these nine dazzling spots including a luxurious castle and a tree-lined hike to the beach.
In the heart of the Santa Maria Valley wine country, here are five authentic things not to miss including an historic inn, a buried city and a wine tasting trail.
Generations of families have stayed in Yosemite's Half Dome Village (previously Curry Village) in safari-style tents and simple wooden cabins.
Offering great views of Yosemite Falls, depending on your room, the Yosemite Valley Lodge has the distinction of being one of the most popular lodges in the park.
From sparkling beaches to fresh food, this 1,140-mile route gives you the best of California's Central Coast on the way to Yosemite National Park.
After nearly three years of restoration and construction, the largest sequoia grove in Yosemite reopened on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Find the largest alpaca farm in the state, do an olive oil tasting, take a scenic flight over the park plus five more things to do in this charming historic county.