Things to Do in Yosemite National Park: The Ultimate Yosemite Travel Guide

a woman sits on a rock in front of half dome at sunrise in yosemite national park, california, from glacier point

Things to Do in Yosemite National Park: The Ultimate Yosemite Travel Guide

Essential Yosemite National
Park Travel Information

Where is Yosemite?

How to Visit Yosemite? & Which airport is closest to Yosemite?

How to Get Around Yosemite?

How popular is Yosemite?

Entry fees & reservations:

How Many Days to Visit Yosemite?

A sunburst hits El Capitan at Tunnel View at sunrise in Yosemite National Park

Best Time to Visit Yosemite

curved road leading to half dome in yosemite national park, california

The Best Things to Do in Yosemite

tunnel view in summer, yosemite national park, california

The Best Views in Yosemite

Tunnel View

sunset lights up half dome in pink at glacier point in yosemite national park, california

Glacier Point

sunset sunburst at taft point overlooking yosemite valley, yosemite national park, california

Taft Point

Sunburst and Half Dome reflected in the Merced River at Sentinel Bridge in Yosemite National Park, California

Sentinel Bridge & Half Dome

woman wearing yellow jacket in front of el capitan at cathedral beach in yosemite national park, california

Cathedral Beach

sunrise at valley view at yosemite national park, california

Valley View

yosemite valley chapel, yosemite national park, california

Yosemite Valley Chapel

Yosemite Falls

Merced River

yosemite falls from swinging bridge, yosemite national park, california

Swinging Bridge

panoramic view of yosemite; half dome and nevada falls at washburn point, yosemite national park, california

Washburn Point

tree in front of el capitan in el capitan meadow, yosemite national park, california

El Capitan Meadow

sequoia trees and the trail in mariposa grove, yosemite national park, california

Mariposa Grove

sunset behind olmsted point on tioga pass, yosemite national park, california

Tioga Pass & Olmsted Point

tenaya lake reflection, yosemite national park, california

Tenaya Lake & Tuolumne meadows

snow-capped mountains and pine trees reflect in mirror lake, yosemite national park, california

The Best Hikes in Yosemite

Glacier Point

Lower Yosemite Falls

Upper Yosemite Falls

woman in white dress twirls on the Valley Loop trail walkway in front of Yosemite Falls, yosemite national park, california

Yosemite Valley Loop

Taft Point

Artist Point

Half Dome Cables

snow-capped mountains and pine trees reflect in mirror lake, yosemite national park, california

Mirror Lake

Bridalveil Falls

vernall falls waterfall flows on a blue sky day, yosemite national park, yosemite

The Mist Trail

Sentinel Dome

Cathedral Lakes

a blue sky view of half dome from the clouds rest hike, yosemite national park, california

Cloud’s Rest

Four Mile

Tuolumne Grove

the ahwahnee hotel sits in yosemite valley in front of a waterfall, yosemite national park, california

Where to Stay in Yosemite

hodgdon meadows campground entrance booth, yosemite national park, california

Where to Camp in Yosemite

camp stove set up in front of a tent

What to eat in Yosemite

Seasonal Recommendations & Tips

Where to Go After Yosemite

Other Resources

Yosemite is truly one of the most spectacular parks (personally I’d rate it as easily in my top 5!) and I hope this guide was helpful in planning your own Yosemite trip. Make sure you grab some quality gear for your trip so you are best prepared for all the amazing adventures in Yosemite – here is where I buy all my hiking and camping gear! If you need a little more help picking out gear, here is my gear guide to the exact 10 Essentials you NEED to have for every hike, and here is my gear guide of the ultimate day hiking essentials (for women). As always, you can find all my favorite and to-go travel and outdoor resources on my travel resources page here.

Want to skip planning a trip entirely and get a local, knowledgeable guide for your trip? Check out the GetYourGuide tours below – they are my GO-TO pick for tours anytime I am in a new place, I cannot recommend their quality enough (plus they are a certified B-corp company – how amazing is that?!) 

Have any questions, comments, or requests for future National Park guides? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you!

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