Yosemite National Park is one of the United States’ crowning glories. Breathtaking vistas, Giant Redwood trees, abundant wildlife, dramatic cliffs and alluring waterfalls hold an almost magical draw, casting their spell over new and seasoned visitors alike. Yosemite National Park holidays take you to a place where inspiration will find you once more; a place to breathe and just be.
Start your Yosemite holiday by heading straight to the heart of the national park: Yosemite Valley. Look out at Tunnel View and gaze open-mouthed whilst comprehending the majesty of the scene; the incredible monolith known as El Capitan and the graceful flow of Bridalveil Falls, with the distinct granite Half Dome in the background.
Adventure awaits in the Yosemite National Park
Yosemite holidays are both the adventure of a lifetime and the chance to lose yourself in nature. Climb up to Yosemite Point, passing views of the valley floor before you reach the top, where surreal panoramic vistas await. Explore Yosemite Valley on a ranger-led tour or go it alone and hike some of the many picture-perfect trails.
Get the most out of your holiday, take a Yosemite tour and bask in the wonder of the park and hike among the beauty, stopping to take in a grove of stunning Giant Sequoia trees. Once you’ve had a dose of serenity at Yosemite, why not explore some of California’s other gems? Just a 4 hour drive away, San Francisco waits to be discovered, with its iconic Golden Gate Bridge and seafront attractions.
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"You must go to Tunnel View to witness the incredible sights of Yosemite including El Capitan, The Half Dove and Two Waterfalls, but beware of bears on your travels, as they are often seen in the foliage whilst driving."
"Parking is quite limited so, if you’re staying outside the National Park, make sure to get up and secure a spot nice and early."
The Grand Grape Celebration
The Grand Grape Celebration is just what it sounds like: a celebration of great wines. Once a year in November and December, some of the state’s most acclaimed vinters gather at The Ahwahnee Hotel and Yosemite Valley Lodge to share their best wines. It’s a luxurious affair where you’ll get to sample the best of California’s wines and chat to the makers.
A Taste of Yosemite
At this annual event that should be top of any foodie’s to-do list on a Yosemite holiday, a selection of the country’s best chefs come together at The Ahwahnee Hotel to showcase the newest food trends. You’ll get to experience exclusive cooking demonstrations, sample the delicious cuisine and mingle with the chefs at the ‘Meet the Chefs’ reception.
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