Yosemite Travel Guide

What To See and What To Do in Yosemite

Glacier Point El Capitan, Half Dome, Mariposa Grove are only a few of things to see and experience in Yosemite. Use our Travel Guide for information, ideas and travel tips. Read our travel descriptions and see images and videos for inspiration. We have selected the best tours and activities for you, and we give our recommendations. We have researched, testet and and verified our partners, so you can enjoy easy and safe booking – on the GO!


Yosemite camping

3 day camping

Get back to nature on a 3-day camping adventure in the Yosemite Valley. Spend 2 nights camping in the great outdoors, with hiking and swimming in Yosemite National Park. All camping gear is provided; just bring a sense of adventure. Free cancellation. Book this tour

Yosemite sunset hike

Sunset Hike

Experience Yosemite National Park on a sunset hike with a small group. Enjoy a glass of champagne and lights snacks with views of the famous Half Dome. Admire breathtaking views from over 7,000 feet (2,230 meters) in elevation. Book this tour

YO giant sequoias

Giant Sequoias

Experience the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park and a Giant Sequoia Walk all in 1-day on this tour. You’ll have hours to explore, marveling at the Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and amazing Giant Sequoia trees before returning to San Francisco. Book this tour



Yosemite Yoga Tour

Yosemite Yoga Hike

This unforgettable yoga hike is perfect for all skill and experience levels, also beginners. Find your inner peace while experiencing the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite. On this peaceful journey you will learn about the history of Vinyasa Flow. Settling onto your mat for an enriching session with a master yoga instructor, you’ll be especially inspired in the incredible surroundings. Read more and book

Yosemite Family Hike

Private Family Hike

Experience the scenery of Yosemite on a guided, half-day hike designed especially for families. Choose from a beginning or moderate hike to suit your family’s experience level. Embark on a series of trails that wind through the famous natural attractions. Enjoy spectacular views of one of America’s favorite national parks, and stop for a scenic picnic near a stream, lake or meadow. Read more and book 

Yosemite Hummer Tour

Private Hummer Tour

Explore Yosemite National Park on a private tour in a 4X4 Hummer, with pick up from hotel. Create your own tour with options to get out and hike, or stay in the Hummer for a scenic ride, and stop for a picnic lunch. This tour is ideal for visitors looking for an exclusive experience away from crowds. Read more and book this awesome Hummer Tour

Our Special tip: Day hike from Glacier Point

Explore Yosemite National Park on this day hike from Glacier Point, incl Panorama Trail. Led by an expert guide, hear about the park’s natural features as you journey past three famous waterfalls: Vernal Fall, Illilouette Fall, and Nevada Fall. Take in stunning views of Half Dome after a shuttle ride to Glacier Point and, from there, begin a moderately strenuous 8.5-mile trek on foot. Travel down to the valley floor and soak up the scenery of the Panorama and Mist Trails. This small-group tour runs from May to October.
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Yosemite Glacier Point


Yosemite Mariposa Country Tourism Bureau website
Yosemite Conservancy website – nonprofit organisation dedicated to supporting Yosemite National Park
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What Wikipedia says about Yosemite National Park
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Introduction to Yosemite National Park

  • Location and accessibility
  • Park size and key features
  • History and significance

Best Time to Visit

  • Seasonal considerations
  • Weather and climate
  • Park Regulations and Safety

Park rules and regulations

  • Wildlife safety
  • Camping and hiking guidelines

Accommodation and Reservations

  • Lodging options inside the park
  • Camping reservations and permits
  • Nearby lodging alternatives

Popular Attractions and Points of Interest

  • Yosemite Valley: Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan
  • Glacier Point
  • Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Tuolumne Meadows

Hiking and Outdoor Activities

  • Popular hiking trails for different skill levels
  • Backpacking opportunities
  • Biking, rock climbing, fishing, and other activities

Photography and Wildlife Viewing

  • Best photography spots and tips
  • Wildlife viewing areas and guidelines

Scenic Drives and Viewpoints

  • Tioga Road
  • Wawona Road (Hwy 41)
  • Other scenic drives and viewpoints

Cultural and Visitor Centers

  • Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
  • History Center
  • Ansel Adams Gallery
  • Native American cultural programs

Food and Dining Options

  • Restaurants and eateries inside the park
  • Grocery and supplies options

Transportation and Getting Around

  • Park shuttle system
  • Private vehicle tips and traffic considerations
  • Public transportation options

Leave No Trace Principles

  • Environmental responsibility and preservation efforts
  • How to minimize your impact on the park

Emergency Procedures

  • Park emergency contacts
  • First-aid and medical facilities

Nearby Attractions and Day Trips

  • Other nearby national parks and forests
  • Scenic drives outside the park

Special Events and Programs

  • Ranger-led programs and talks
  • Seasonal events and festivals


  • Facilities and services for visitors with disabilities

Additional Tips and Recommendations

  • What to pack for your trip
  • Cell phone reception and connectivity
  • Internet access within the park