Who's ready to explore one of the most popular and famous national parks in the entire country!? We should hope so! Yosemite National Park has so many incredibly sites and activities to do, you might have to stay slightly longer than one day (good thing they have a host of accommodations for you to choose from should you want to!)
Located in the VERY pretty Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park covers an incredible 1,170 square miles of nature just waiting to be explored!
Did you know that some parts of the part rise more than 13,000ft above sea level? Amazing!
The park has some amazing natural features that you can uncover. From waterfalls, cliffs, and amazing wildlife. Watch out for those black bears! You might also post coyotes, mule deer, those sweet squirrels, mountain lions and marmots!
Of course, if you're feeling a little active - good! Because there are a ton of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Get out there and try Rock Climbing, or perhaps spend the day biking. They have mule and horseback riding, as well as rafting, ice skating (who would have thought!) and hiking.
The park also hold events across the year, such as races, Halloween tours, festivals and music events.
Looking for kid-specific activities? You got it! Yosemite National park have many programs designed for families, and some just for kids. They have storybook hours, treasure hunts, Junior Ranger programs and evening events so you can enjoy the incredible starry nights.
So what are you waiting for!
The park is on Hwy 120. From San Francisco take Hwy 80 E, then Hwy 580 E and follow signs for Tracy/Stockton to Hwy 205. Take this until Hwy 120 and then this will take you into the park.Get directions
$35 per vehicle (no per person fee)
Same as adult
Yosemite annual pass available
Yosemite Valley have a huge range of restaurants. You can get a quick meal, boxed lunch, casual food or award-winning cuisine!
There is no gas available in Yosemite Valley so make sure you stock up! The closest gas station is 17 miles away.
All the lodging meets ADA requirements, as well as the activities that the valley proves!
Please note that GPS units do not always provide accurate directions to or within Yosemite. Yosemite covers 1,200 square miles and does not have a single address. They do not recommend using GPS units for directions in and around Yosemite.