Yosemite visitors come from all directions. Here are handy guides to finding the services and activities you want from the cities and towns nearest the park
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.
Listen to live music, shop at a farmers market, and play a round of golf. Then stop by the visitor center for park entry passes and info about Yosemite.
Find adventure on the Fossils to Falls Trail through California’s Gateway to Yosemite at Oakhurst and Fish Camp.
Located at the junction of CA 99 and CA 140, and 70 miles from Yosemite’s Arch Rock Entrance, Merced is the closest metro hub to the park.
Located on CA 140, the community of Midpines is 20 miles from Yosemite’s Arch Rock Entrance. There are several bed-and-breakfasts and guest ranches here.
Turn off the main strip to explore the historic downtown. Start at the Cowboy Museum, then learn about or experience the April rodeo. End the day at the H Bar B.
Just 12 breathtaking miles from Yosemite’s East Entrance. The “East Side” of Yosemite with its towns of Lee Vining and Mammoth Lakes has unique attractions.
Half of Tuolumne County lies in Yosemite. Discover the top seven things to do in its quaint towns from boating to Gold Rush-era experiences.