Spectacular cliffs, waterfalls, crystalline rivers and generally outstanding scenery make this UNESCO world heritage site and National Park in Eastern California one of the USA's most celebrated. With over 800 miles of walking trails, the Yosemite National Park is a hikers dream.
Photo of the Yosemite National Park in USA - wish you were there?.
Visit Yosemite in Style
Remember that the summer months and holiday seasons can see a very busy Yosemite National Park - parking can be difficult in July and August for example. You might be better off avoiding the crowds and taking your vacation in the spring or Autumn when the weather is still pretty dry.
There's some really lovely, luxury hotels in Yosemite National Park. Consider either the Château du Sureau or better still the The Ahwahnee which is in the Park itself.
Yosemite National Park's nearest airports are at Fresno, Merced and Modesto - all are about 90 minutes to two hours drive away. There's a greater range of flights to San Francisco though - from where the travel time is 4 hours. It's also possible to take the train from San Francisco, though it's not as quick as driving.
Tips for Travelling Onwards
San Francisco and other travel highlights in California are easy and convenient to combine with a vacation to the Yosemite National Park. Alternatively consider travelling further East to Las Vegas or even the Grand Canyon.