Yosemite is a place that must be experienced to be believed. The iconic majesty of Half Dome. The enormity of El Capitan. The awesome immensity of centuries-old sequoias. Come experience one of the world's most glorious landscapes with us. Though words may fail you, this adventure will live in your memory forever.
1 Travel back in time on a bike ride through Yosemite's Gold Country, amid towering pine trees Descend to Red Rock Falls, once part of a 54-mile-long lumber flume.
2 Stroll in the shade of a grove of giant sequoias, Yosemite's largest trees, some believed to be 2,700 years old Stop in at the Mariposa Grove Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places Kick back at the lodge, lounge by the pool or perhaps indulge at the spa.
3 Set out on foot to Taft Point, with commanding vistas of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and the Sierra Nevada As you hike, it's easy to feel dwarfed by the soaring cliff walls that loom above you Relax at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly known as the Ahwahnee)—a National Historic Landmark with floor-to-ceiling windows framing spectacular Yosemite Valley views.
4 Learn about Yosemite's fascinating natural and cultural history alongside a local naturalist Pedal past iconic granite formations, Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake on a bike ride through the Yosemite Valley Options abound: stop to watch deer grazing in a meadow, pop into the Ansel Adams Gallery or Yosemite Museum, or dip your toes in the chilly Merced River.
5-6 Lose yourself amid the sprawling beauty of Tuolumne Meadows, with endless hiking trails, glorious high-country scenery and a profusion of summer wildflowers Cap off the week with a cafe lunch at a local favorite spot and a picturesque bike ride along the South Fork of the Tuolumne River to Rainbow Pools.