Whether on your way there or traveling through the park, turn this playlist on for the perfect scenery-inspired soundtrack! Yosemite offers a vast array of sites, landscapes, and sounds, so this playlist is a mix of lots of genres!

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    On top of the 118 trails ranging from 2 to 211 miles long throughout the park, these mountains are home to some incredible views and landscapes that can be enjoyed in many ways!

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In the mood for a short hike? A long haul? A wildlife adventure or a waterfall + swimming hole destination? This park has it all. Here are some of our favorites: 

YOSEMITE VALLEY: Home to many cliffs and waterfalls that make this park famous! Make sure to arrive early for parking.

WAWONA: Originally home to American Indians, this land is now one of the most popular places to camp and enjoy a great piece of Yosemite history.

MARIPOSA GROVE: The largest grove of giant sequoia trees in Yosemite and home to over 500 mature sequoias!

TUOLUMNE MEADOWS: Take a drive through this open subalpine meadow graced by the winding Tuolumne River and surrounded by majestic peaks and domes.

HETCH HETCHY: A treasure of Yosemite that is worth visiting. One of the longest hiking seasons in the park and is an ideal place for spring waterfalls and wildflower displays.

Waterfall in Yosemite National Park

Wondering where to grab a bite?

Yosemite has so much to offer, but if you are looking for a place to call home base you can go to any time of day, Base Camp Eatery is definitely the spot. Looking for more? Check out our recommendations below:

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    Quick Snacks

    GLACIER POINT GIFTS & SNACKS: Looking for gifts, souvenirs, snacks, or supplies for your hike? Stop here before your adventure begins!

    DEGNAN'S KITCHEN: Grab yourself an authentic delicatessen sandwich, signature salad, artisan pizza, coffee, baked goods, the choices are endless!

    CURRY VILLAGE:  More than just a coffee shop or snack bar, this village has lots of food options all day long from breakfast burritos to creative cocktails.

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    Casual Dining

    THE LOFT AT DEGNAN'S: Located above Degnan's Kitchen, this is a great casual place to enjoy BBQ at its finest along with a wide variety of wine and beer on tap.

    THE MOUNTAIN ROOM: Interested in casually enjoying a meal while taking in beautiful views of a 2500 ft waterfall? We highly recommend this fun and delicious experience!

    TUOLUMNE MEADOWS GRILL: Enjoy a hearty family-style breakfast or dinner in a central dining tent beside the Tuolumne River.

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    A Bit Nicer

    THE AHWAHNEE DINING ROOM: This destination dining spot is a great choice for an elegant dinner with 30 ft high ceilings and massive windows to take in the beautiful view.

    THE ELDERBERRY HOUSE: Inspiring and flavorful dishes with the finest local, seasonal, and organic ingredients right from the nearby Central Valley farms.

    SKADI: A small dining space with only 10 tables, yet this restaurant brings you some of the finest high-end dishes. - A reservation is required and make sure not to be late!

How Much Do You Know?

Test your knowledge with our Yosemite trivia! Ask your road trip companions to help pass the time in the car and learn together!