- By Dannie
- On Sep 11, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
To book the San Fransisco to Yosemite tour to begin your trip by our Yosemite guide. You should check out the Guide to see what free ranger programs are happening during your visit. Young children should join a Junior Ranger program during their stay to learn more about the park’s ecology and stewardship.
Once you have taken your initial shots of Half Dome, El Capitan and Yosemite Falls (seasonally March-June or sometimes in the late fall) you can head back to Yosemite Village to explore a little more. Visit the Yosemite Museum to experience Native American cultural including massive hand-woven baskets.
You might even see a cultural demonstrator who can teach about Miwok and Paiute Native American traditions in Yosemite. Wander around the replica village by the Museum or head down to the nearby cemetery to see the headstones of Native Americans and pioneers.
Nearby is the Ansel Adams Gallery if you are interested in checking out Yosemite-inspired art or you can catch a quick lunch at Degnan’s Deli or head to the Majestic Yosemite Hotel to enjoy the finest cuisine in the park. Even if you aren’t up for a gourmet experience, you still must stop by the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. This hotel was built in 1927 and has been the lodging for queens and presidents alike.
It’s beautiful Art Noveau architecture and intricate Native American motifs, make this opulent hotel a must-see for any trip to Yosemite. Completely open to the public, feel free to lounge in the Great Hall or join one of the many culinary festivals such as the Grand Grape Celebration that take place each year during the autumn and winter seasons.