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Yosemite National Park Vacation Packages

The hiking trails, waterfalls and mountains full of diverse wildlife make this national park one of the country’s most picturesque.

Yosemite National Park is an area of extraordinary natural beauty in the center of California. It has abundant flora and fauna in addition to majestic mountains, giant trees, vast valleys and peaceful lakes. Every year, millions of travelers visit the park, which stretches across 747,956 acres (302,687 hectares). Glaciers formed the fascinating landscape about 1 million years ago.

See Yosemite Falls, one of the  highest waterfalls in the United States. The 2,425-foot (739.1-meter) attraction is one of the park’s most visited sites. Enjoy a picnic on a grassy area nearby while listening to the flowing water. 

Get a permit in advance to make the arduous 8.5-mile (13.7-kilometer) hike up Half Dome. Steel cables help hikers climb the steep final section. Some attempt this trek overnight to watch the sunrise from the summit and avoid the afternoon heat. Plan for more than 10 hours for the round trip.

While views from Yosemite Falls and Half Dome are impressive, Glacier Point may be the park’s most spectacular spot. Access the area by car or on foot or skis in winter. Capture photos of the panoramic vista incorporating sparkling granite mountains and tree-covered valleys.

Descend into Yosemite Valley to explore lakes and vegetation. Paddle in the chilly waters of the Merced River

Investigate some of the world’s largest trees in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The Grizzly Giant has a 27 foot (8.2 meter) diameter. Walk through carefully carved gaps for the bizarre experience of standing inside a tree.

Look for many types of wildlife, from spotted owls and white-headed woodpeckers to king snakes and American black bears.

Amtrak trains and tour buses arrive in Yosemite Valley from Los Angeles and San Francisco, which are respectively 300 miles (482.8 kilometers) and 200 miles (321.9 kilometers) from the park. Be sure to make an advance reservation if you plan to stay overnight.

Yosemite National Park is so vast and diverse that you can spend weeks exploring the picturesque region.

Popular Activities at Yosemite National Park (and vicinity)

Not sure how to get the most out of your visit here? Here are some popular things to do to give you a head start:

Examine our Central Interior California things to do page to learn about more activities while you're in the area.


Guide to Exploring around Yosemite National Park


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Yosemite Valley Lodge
Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020
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Yosemite Valley Lodge

Yosemite Valley Lodge

9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
     
    4.3 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    We had a perfect view from our room of Lower Yosemite Falls. The room was clean and the attendants came promptly in the morning. The bed we had was comfortable and soft.

    The Ahwahnee
    Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020
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    The Ahwahnee

    The Ahwahnee

    9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      We love the old-world elegance of the property. If you plan on having dinner in the dining room, make sure you book your reservations when you book the room.

      Curry Village
      Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020
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      Curry Village

      Curry Village

      9010 Curry Village Dr., Yosemite National Park, CA
         
        4.4 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Very Clean. Cabin was in excellent condition. Comfy beds and warm blankets.

        Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite ¥28,569
        Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020
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        Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

        Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

        1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          First, when we checked in our keys didn’t work. Had to wait for 30 minutes. Second, the whole time we were there the AC were not working properly, room was never cold eenough. We were on top floor, so

          Yosemite View Lodge ¥25,958
          Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020
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          Yosemite View Lodge

          Yosemite View Lodge

          11136 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
             
            3.9 of 5
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great location, large clean rooms, staff trying to do their best in difficult circumstances of COVID-19

            Cedar Lodge ¥19,943
            Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020
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            Cedar Lodge

            Cedar Lodge

            9966 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
               
              3.7 of 5
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great location! It also had a nice little store where we were able to get reasonably priced sodas and ice cream bars. The pool was also very nice. Our kids loved it!

              Yosemite West Scenic Wonders Vacation Rentals
              Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020
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              Yosemite West Scenic Wonders Vacation Rentals

              Yosemite West Scenic Wonders Vacation Rentals

              7540 Henness Circle, Yosemite National Park, CA
                 
                4.6 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great location to explore the park from.

                Scenic Wonders Yosemite Park Place 3 Bedrooms
                Scenic Wonders Yosemite Park Place 3 Bedrooms

                Scenic Wonders Yosemite Park Place 3 Bedrooms

                7507 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite National Park, CA
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Yosemite National Park, this cabin is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Sierra National Forest and within 9 mi (15 km) of Yosemite Valley and Badger Pass Ski Area. Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall are also within 12 mi (20 km).

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