Holidays in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Falls which includes a cascade and mountains
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The hiking trails, waterfalls and mountains full of diverse wildlife make this national park one of the country’s most picturesque.

Yosemite National Park is an area of extraordinary natural beauty in the center of California. It has abundant flora and fauna in addition to majestic mountains, giant trees, vast valleys and peaceful lakes. Every year, millions of travelers visit the park, which stretches across 747,956 acres (302,687 hectares). Glaciers formed the fascinating landscape about 1 million years ago.

See Yosemite Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the United States. The 2,425-foot (739.1-meter) attraction is one of the park’s most visited sites. Enjoy a picnic on a grassy area nearby while listening to the flowing water.

Get a permit in advance to make the arduous 8.5-mile (13.7-kilometer) hike up Half Dome. Steel cables help hikers climb the steep final section. Some attempt this trek overnight to watch the sunrise from the summit and avoid the afternoon heat. Plan for more than 10 hours for the round trip.

While views from Yosemite Falls and Half Dome are impressive, Glacier Point may be the park’s most spectacular spot. Access the area by car or on foot or skis in winter. Capture photos of the panoramic vista incorporating sparkling granite mountains and tree-covered valleys.

Descend into Yosemite Valley to explore lakes and vegetation. Paddle in the chilly waters of the Merced River.

Investigate some of the world’s largest trees in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The Grizzly Giant has a 27 foot (8.2 meter) diameter. Walk through carefully carved gaps for the bizarre experience of standing inside a tree.

Look for many types of wildlife, from spotted owls and white-headed woodpeckers to king snakes and American black bears.

Amtrak trains and tour buses arrive in Yosemite Valley from Los Angeles and San Francisco, which are respectively 300 miles (482.8 kilometers) and 200 miles (321.9 kilometers) from the park. Be sure to make an advance reservation if you plan to stay overnight.

Yosemite National Park is so vast and diverse that you can spend weeks exploring the picturesque region.

5861 Cheap Hotels Near Yosemite National Park

Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite View Lodge
2.5 out of 5
11136 Highway 140, El Portal, CA, 95318
The price is AU$406 per night from 7 Jul. to 8 Jul.
Stay at this hotel in El Portal. Enjoy free parking, 3 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,597 reviews)
"Everything is fine"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2022

Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite Valley Lodge
Yosemite Valley Lodge
3 out of 5
9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA, 93727
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Yosemite National Park. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (316 reviews)
"No hot water at all."

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2022

Yosemite Valley Lodge
The Ahwahnee
The Ahwahnee
4 out of 5
9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA, 93727
Stay at this 4-star ski hotel in Yosemite National Park. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Yosemite National Park and Yosemite ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (201 reviews)
"It is a lovely hotel with beautiful views, and the dining room is beautiful. However the room was really warm and the thermostat didn’t seem to work. It made for an uncomfortable night."

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2022

The Ahwahnee
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Yosemite National Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite View Lodge
2.5 out of 5
11136 Highway 140, El Portal, CA, 95318
The price is AU$406 per night from 7 Jul. to 8 Jul.
Yosemite View Lodge
Yosemite Valley Lodge
Yosemite Valley Lodge
3 out of 5
9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA, 93727
Yosemite Valley Lodge
The Ahwahnee
The Ahwahnee
4 out of 5
9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA, 93727
The Ahwahnee
Curry Village
Curry Village
2.5 out of 5
9010 Curry Village Dr., Yosemite National Park, CA, 93727
Curry Village
Housekeeping Camp
Housekeeping Camp
1.5 out of 5
9004 Southside Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA, 95389
Housekeeping Camp
PaPa Bear Cabin
PaPa Bear Cabin
Yosemite National Park, CA
PaPa Bear Cabin
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
4 out of 5
1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA, 93623
The price is AU$666 per night from 6 Jul. to 7 Jul.
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Wonderful Studio w/Full Kitchen, WiFi - Inside Yosemite National Park
Wonderful Studio w/Full Kitchen, WiFi - Inside Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park, CA
Wonderful Studio w/Full Kitchen, WiFi - Inside Yosemite National Park
Lovely Studio In Yosemite Park w/WiFi, Balcony - Close to Badger Pass & Valley
Lovely Studio In Yosemite Park w/WiFi, Balcony - Close to Badger Pass & Valley
Yosemite National Park, CA
The price is AU$712 per night from 8 Jul. to 9 Jul.
Lovely Studio In Yosemite Park w/WiFi, Balcony - Close to Badger Pass & Valley
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.