Awaken your mind, body, and inner yearning for adventure in Yosemite, CA. Whether you are here to relax and escape the chaos of the outside world, or to embark upon the best outdoor recreational and extreme sporting opportunities there are, you have come to the right place. Visitors can spend the day swimming or paddling around in the clean mountain lakes, and at night, throw a family barbeque under a clear northern California starry sky. With guided tours through the heart of Yosemite National Park, travelers can discover the beautiful scenery and enhance their understanding and appreciation of the area. Yosemite offers the best in water sport recreation, from rafting and swimming to fishing as well as plenty of biking trails. There are also numerous options for dining, culture, and entertainment in this area.
Some of the sights you will not want to miss include:
-Half Dome Mountain: This natural beauty offers some of America's most famous and breathtaking hiking trails that spiral up the backside of the mountain. With a summit of 8,842 feet, Half Dome Mountain boasts some of the most unique views of California. Whether you chose to hike the trail in a day, or spend the night at the Yosemite Valley's campground, Half Dome is an unforgettable way to see Yosemite.
-Vintners' Holiday Celebration: Looking for great food and entertainment? Yosemite offers world-class wine tasting, seminars, and dinner extravaganzas as part of this event. It takes place every year from November through the beginning of December.
-Yosemite's Chefs' Holidays: Interested in cooking, or simply want to enjoy great food? Held at The Ahwahnee each January and February, this event features world-renowned chefs and culinary experts showcasing all kinds of cuisine. Guests are able to meet the chefs, participate in cooking classes, watch cooking demonstrations, and take behind-the-scenes kitchen tours.
-Yosemite Golf: This 9-hole National Park Golf Course is open spring to fall. It serves as a perfect backdrop against the breathtaking Yosemite landscape.
-Yosemite's Badger Pass Ski Area: For many travelers, winter sports are a big draw in Yosemite. The season runs from December to mid-March. Activities include skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, snowshoeing, and ice skating at the rink onsite.
Yosemite is one of the most exquisite natural attractions in the U.S., and a vacation rental here is a dream come true. Many visitors opt for a wood-side cabin versus Yosemite campsites, so that they can experience the great outdoors while still enjoying the comforts of home.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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