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Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park

4.8 star(35.4K Google reviews)
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At Yosemite National Park, you could easily spend weeks exploring its plunging waterfalls, giant sequoia trees and sheer granite cliffs. Here are just a few of the many sights to see in California's iconic national park!

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Marvel at the beauty of El Capitan

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El Capitan

4.7 star(382 Google reviews)
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Mariposa County, CA

Towering 3,593 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor, El Capitan is the undisputed king of the granite monoliths and a mecca for daredevil rock climbers. Get a good look at this behemoth from El Capitan Meadow.

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Go river rafting down the lazy Merced River

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Merced River

4.6 star(266 Google reviews)
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Float down the lazy Merced River in an inflatable raft. Trail your fingers in the water and gaze up at Yosemite's stunning granite walls as you meander downstream. You can rent equipment in Curry Village. For more information on Merced River Rafting, visit the link above.

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See Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America

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Yosemite Falls

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Yosemite Village, CA

Upper, Middle and Lower Yosemite Falls combined make up the highest waterfall in North America, topping out at 2,425 feet. Take an easy stroll to the base of the falls, or a strenuous hike up to the upper fall's crest. For more information on Yosemite Falls, visit the link above.

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Admire Half Dome, one of the West's most photographed landmarks

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Half Dome

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Mariposa County, CA

Half Dome can be viewed from multiple points in the park, and each one will leave you just as awe-struck. Popular perspectives include Mirror Lake at the base of the stone monolith or from the Washburn Point overlook on Glacier Point Road. To learn more about Half Dome, visit the link above.

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See the iconic Yosemite vista from the Wawona Tunnel View

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Tunnel view

4.9 star(175 Google reviews)
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Wawona Rd
Mariposa County, CA

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From the Wawona Tunnel’s eastern side, you can shoot your own postcard-panorama of Yosemite Valley, El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridalveil Fall. You can also take the Pohono Trail uphill for an even greater view.

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Visit Tuolomne Meadows, one of the highest-elevation meadows in the Sierra Nevada

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Tuolumne Meadows

4.9 star(37 Google reviews)
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Tuolumne County, CA

Wander easy trails along the Tuolumne River or more rugged paths to the summits of lofty domes and granite-backed alpine lakes. The 8,600-foot high country of Tuolomne Meadows is only accessible from June to October. For more information, visit the link above.

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Enjoy a meal at the Ahwahnee Yosemite Dining Room

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The Ahwahnee Dining Room

3.8 star(161 Google reviews)
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1 Ahwahnee Drive
Yosemite Valley, CA

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Monday:

7:00 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday:

7:00 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday:

7:00 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Thursday:

7:00 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Friday:

7:00 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Saturday:

7:00 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

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7:00 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

The Ahwahnee Dining Room is bounded by massive timbered walls, and its 34-foot-high ceilings are dotted with dozens of wrought iron chandeliers. Enormous picture windows framed by heavy draperies let in views of Yosemite Valley. For hours of operation and services, please visit the link above.

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Visit Glacier Point for the perfect view of the Yosemite Valley

location_onGlacier Point, Yosemite Valley, CA
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Glacier Point

4.9 star(4.5K Google reviews)
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Glacier Point Rd
Yosemite Valley, CA

Glacier Point’s 7,214-foot overlook provides an unforgettable vista of Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra crest. Best time to visit? Sunrise or sunset, when Half Dome and its granite neighbors turn pink. Please visit the link above for more information on getting to Glacier Point.

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