16 Thrilling Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is arguably California’s most iconic National Park! With its towering granite walls, crystal clear lakes, and tremendous giant sequoias, it’s no wonder Yosemite was chosen as America’s first protected wilderness area under the 1864 Yosemite Valley Grant Act. The park stretches more than 1,100 square miles and is larger than the state of Rhode … Read more 16 Thrilling Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

Your Complete Guide to Hiking the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail

Perfectly clear water in an alpine lake in the Sierras surrounded by grey mountain rock

The Tahoe to Yosemite trail spans a wonderful 186 miles between two of California’s most famous spots, Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. While the new Tahoe to Yosemite Trail is a section of the much longer Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the original TYT’s construction was actually suggested a few years before the PCT. In … Read more Your Complete Guide to Hiking the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail

Complete Guide to Hiking the John Muir Trail: Permits, Prep, and the Hike Itself!

The John Muir Trail is considered by many to be one of the best backpacking trails in the country. This beautiful trail crosses 211 miles through the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, carving steps into steep granite and winding around pristine alpine lakes and meadows. The trail is also known as the Nüümü Poyo … Read more Complete Guide to Hiking the John Muir Trail: Permits, Prep, and the Hike Itself!

21 First Time in Yosemite Travel Tips: What to Know Before Your First Trip!

Calling all Yosemite first-timers! Have you always dreamt of exploring Yosemite National Park?? Yosemite is a bucket list destination for so many people and when you are finally able to travel to this glorious park, you need to be armed with all of the knowledge you can to max out your stay!  Read ahead for … Read more 21 First Time in Yosemite Travel Tips: What to Know Before Your First Trip!

Best of Yosemite Airbnb: 12 Amazing Airbnbs INSIDE the National Park

Are you trying to plan the perfect Yosemite escape, but a little lost at sea when it comes to picking where to stay in Yosemite? Unlike other national parks in the US, Yosemite actually has an abundance of excellent Airbnbs inside the national park, and all types of accommodations: from stand-alone cabins to studio spaces … Read more Best of Yosemite Airbnb: 12 Amazing Airbnbs INSIDE the National Park

30 Useful Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Winter: Hikes, Closures, + Activities

As the other articles on this site about Yosemite describe, it is known that Yosemite is truly a treasure of America and the planet. From high alpine hiking to amazing scenery, Yosemite is a dream. It is a place of stories and lore. It is brimming with a rich history from its original Native American … Read more 30 Useful Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Winter: Hikes, Closures, + Activities

30 Essential Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Fall (Including Fall Hikes!)

View of the foliage of Yosemite in fall with half dome in the distance on the Merced River

Yosemite National Park is open all year long, and each season offers something unique. Fall is an especially great time to visit the park as it will contain fewer crowds and ample opportunities for leaf-peeping (California has some great fall foliage!). Things begin to quiet down. The beauty is still, and always, mindblowing. Here are … Read more 30 Essential Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Fall (Including Fall Hikes!)

Exactly Where to Find the 12 Best Views in Yosemite

Man at Taft point at sunset standing on cliff edge

Yosemite National Park is a place so special that famed California conservationist John Muir himself said “It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” Truly, everywhere you look in Yosemite National Park greets you with a jaw-dropping view, and it’s near impossible to find … Read more Exactly Where to Find the 12 Best Views in Yosemite

How to Spend a Weekend in Yosemite: 2 Day Itinerary

A weekend in Yosemite National Park is hardly enough time to cover everything to see. A lifetime is hardly enough time. I used to work in Yosemite, and there’s still more for me to discover. Yosemite spans over 1,100 square miles and offers endless vistas, lakes, creeks and waterfalls. It is built of granite slabs … Read more How to Spend a Weekend in Yosemite: 2 Day Itinerary

7 Easy Yosemite Hikes for Beginner Hikers

Out of all the national parks in the United States, Yosemite is one of the most iconic. If you like the peace and quiet of a beautiful national park, this is an ideal stop on your next trip to California. You can breathe easy – provided you aren’t visiting during wildfire season! – and enjoy … Read more 7 Easy Yosemite Hikes for Beginner Hikers