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Yosemite National Park

Perhaps the jewel in the crown of America’s vast national parks, Yosemite offers an awe-inspiring look at some of the country’s most spectacular natural features. From the imposing sequoia trees at Mariposa Grove to the hidden waterfalls which suddenly appear behind the granite rocks and verdant flora on rewarding hikes, Yosemite deserves its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With the Half Dome and El Capitan rock formations, the refreshing Yosemite Falls and the glacial Hetch Hetchy to explore in this vast area, Yosemite is the perfect destination for the outdoors adventurer.

 

What you’ll love most about Yosemite National Park

  • Gaze at Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls, capturing awe-inspiring photos amidst Yosemite’s breathtaking landscape
  • Enjoy vistas from Glacier Point, Tunnel View, and Tioga Road, immersing yourself in Yosemite’s lush valleys and towering cliffs
  • Hike, rock climb, camp, and explore Yosemite’s diverse terrain, embracing thrilling experiences in the stunning wilderness
  • Spot black bears, mule deer, and bald eagles, adding excitement to your Yosemite visit with memorable wildlife sightings
  • Seize stunning photographs of nature’s beauty, framing Yosemite’s dramatic landscapes and majestic scenery in your lens
  • Visit Yosemite Village, Ansel Adams Gallery, and Ahwahnee Hotel, delving into the park’s cultural heritage and historical significance first-hand

Where to Book

  • Half Dome trail view, Yosemite National Park, California

  • Waterfall view in Yosemite - Visit California/Mering

  • Elk in a Yosemite meadow

  • Taking photos in Yosemite - Visit California/Getty Images

  • Cathedral Peak, Yosemite National Park

  • Yosemite valley view in California

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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