Things to Do

The Yosemite National Park region is full of art, history, culture and outdoor recreation for the whole family.

California State Railroad Museum. Courtesy photo

Attractions

Museums, theaters, casinos, wineries, and other attractions nearby Yosemite in central California

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Events

Event happenings in Yosemite country including free entrance days, theatre shows, and the annual firefall in February.

Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad 10 Curve

Guided Tours

Get the most from your vacation with an guide, tour, or cruise

Hiking down from Glacier Point on the Panorama Trail in Yosemite.

Hiking Trails

Here you can traipse beside meadows on a glacier-carved valley floor or in the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, then clamber beside thunderous waterfalls

Yosemite Half Dome at sunset. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Natural Wonders

See towering granite domes, giant waterfalls, and ancient trees in Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada area. This is your checkoff list.

Kings Canyon Dusy Basin. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Neighboring Parks

Surrounding Yosemite are national parks and state parks that are as diverse as California itself. These include Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

Glacier Point Overlook. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Park Itineraries

What are the must-see attractions? If I only have two days, what should I see and do in Yosemite? We give you ideas for this and more.

Backpacking in Tuolumne County's High Sierra

Summer Activities

Favorite activities including hiking to waterfalls or granite domes, floating down Merced River, renting a bike to cruise the miles of boardwalk, and rock climbing famous cliffs.

Black Bear in wooded area

Wildlife

You don't have to stray far from paved roads to spot a black bear sow and her cubs foraging in a grassy meadow, or a red fox racing across new-fallen snow.

yosemite winter cross country skiing

Winter Activities

When snow blankets the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Country becomes a wonderland of frosty peaks, evergreen-studded meadows and snowshoeing tracks.