Not everyone is up for camping or even glamping. But that doesn’t mean that you non-camping/clamping folks can’t enjoy the splendor that is Yosemite National Park for one day, a few days or longer.
When it comes to enjoying the trails in Yosemite National Park, just about any day is a great day to take a hike. And you don’t have to be a super buff athlete to enjoy a short or long trek somewhere in the 1,200-square-mile park.
The first hotel opened in Yosemite National Park in 1864, the same year President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant, the harbinger of the national park system. The first-class Ahwahnee Hotel, the brainchild of Steven T. Mather, the National Park Service’s first director, opened in the summer of 1927.
Just like in many situations in life, Yosemite accommodations are all about choices, ranging from upscale to lying on God’s green earth (free). It depends on what you’re comfortable with, what you can afford, how adventurous you are and what you want get out of your Yosemite experience. Do you want to enjoy the views […]
You’ve lived a long life, and now you want to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You’ve decided it’s time to cross one more thing off your bucket list by touring Yosemite National Park. You can go on your own, and if you’re a descendant of Kit Carson or Daniel Boone, that might be a […]
Escape From Your Smartphone How many minutes, or dare we say hours, has your screen time increased in the last five years? In the tour industry alone, the change is drastic. Instead of visiting a place to appreciate its wonder and restore the soul, many are opting for photos instead.
Top Sights in Yosemite’s High Country Did you know there is much more to Yosemite National Park than the often-visited Valley? Unfortunately, a good portion of the tourism community ignores everything in the park but the Valley.
How Do I Avoid The Crowds in Yosemite National Park? World-renowned Yosemite National Park is understandably crowded, especially in the summer, with August typically the busiest month. Easily accessed from San Francisco, the beloved park includes landmarks such as El Capitan, Half Dome and Glacier Point and tons of stellar photo ops. No wonder thousands […]
Tips and Tricks to Luxury Camping in Yosemite The terms “luxury” and “camping” are rarely used in the same sentence. But if you can afford luxury, why should you be deprived of the joy of camping in world-famous Yosemite National Park? And we’re not talking about camping in an RV. That’s cheating. Enjoying a luxurious […]