Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls—legendary landmarks in an epic park whose grandeur is almost overwhelming. Soak up sublime vistas from Glacier Point. Marvel at soaring granite cliffs that were once likened to Gothic cathedrals. Behold towering sequoias. Welcome to Yosemite National Park: 761,266 acres of "wow!"
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, 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 or lounge by the pool.
3 Set out on foot to Taft Point, with commanding vistas of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and the Sierra Nevada | You’ll feel dwarfed by the soaring cliff walls that loom above you | Relax at our hotel—a National Historic Landmark with floor-to-ceiling windows framing spectacular Yosemite Valley views.
4 Learn about Yosemite’s history and native flora on a guided walk | Pedal past iconic granite formations, Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake | Watch deer grazing in a meadow, pop into the Ansel Adams gift shop 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 wildflowers | Cap off the week with a picturesque bike ride along the South Fork of the Tuolumne River to Rainbow Pools.