Granite cliffs as tall as skyscrapers, cool mist from roaring waterfalls on your cheeks, ancient trees thousands of years old
Yosemite National Park. The center of the universe.
Yosemite National Park is one of the most famous parks in the US... and for a reason. Yosemite Valley is tucked in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Home to wonders like Half-Dome, El Capitan, and Bridalveil falls, there is no shortage of absolutely stunning views.
There's nothing like watching the sunset at Taft Point or see Half-Dome go pink from the valley. It's truly a place of magic you have to see to believe.
Always on a weekday! I *highly* suggest avoiding weekends and holiday times at all costs. Privacy is hard to come by in Yosemite, and avoiding weekends is a great way to improve your experience.
I recommend spring and late fall. The summer is usually very crowded (and hot) and late summer and early fall are impacted by fire season. Late fall still has lovely colors, but less chance of smoke impact.
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