Yosemite National Park & The Eastern Sierras
Towering granite cliffs, ancient sequoia trees, and waterfalls make Yosemite National Park a must-see destination. Renowned as one of the best national parks in the world, Yosemite's grandiose beauty is easily recognizable. Miles of nature hikes fill this protected park, and offer everything from beginner to expert level terrain.
Tunnel View offers visitors one of the most iconic viewpoints of Yosemite Valley and Brideveil Falls. This spot is easily accessible via driving. Thrill-seeking travelers will find the rugged terrain of Half-Dome to be a worthy challenge, and the stunning view at the top will be well worth the effort. Travelers who seek a more mellow hikes will find the vista at Glacier Point to be equally magnificent.
To the north of Yosemite lies the tranquil fields of Tuolomne Meadows where lucky travelers might spot a few bears in the distance. The western side of Yosemite you'll find several few rustic towns with rich history of the gold rush era and wild west. Snow-capped Eastern Sierra Mountains border Yosemite to the East with beautiful sites such as Mono Lake. Mammoth Lake is located south of Yosemite, and has some of the best skiing in North America.