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 Step back in time to the days of California's gold rush on a visit to the Mariposa Museum After fueling up with a picnic, get your legs moving on a scenic canyon hike lined with ferns, evergreens and moss.
2 Walk amid an awe-inspiring grove of giant sequoias, Yosemite's imposing ancient trees—some estimated to be 1,800 years old, give or take a few centuries What's your pleasure today? Perhaps you'll be up for a swim or a spa treatment at our hotel, cradled by the pines of the Sierra National Forest.
3 Glacier Point, offering commanding vistas of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and the Sierra Nevada As you hike to the historic Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly known as the Ahwahnee), feel dwarfed by the vertical cliff walls looming above you.
4 Glean a treasure trove of Yosemite Valley secrets from a local naturalist The valley is yours to explore however you wish, be it hiking to Lower Yosemite Falls or paying a visit to the Ansel Adams Gallery.
5-6 Get to know sprawling Tuolumne Meadows, with endless hiking trails, glorious high-country scenery and a profusion of summer wildflowers Cap off the week with a hike alongside the South Fork of the Tuolumne River to delicate Carlon Falls.