Nov 23

John Muir, California’s most celebrated pioneer and preservationist. The valley is both special and grand, and upon first sight evokes a humbling sensation that is greatly amplified by the surrounding waterfalls and behemoth granite faces when standing on the valley floor. In the shade of Half Dome, standing parallel with El Capitan, and with the reverberating croon of landmark Yosemite Falls, it is difficult to fathom the creation of this sacred valley by the glacier that once filled it. Yosemite Valley is special and a definitive must-see for first time visitors of California.

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As one of the nation’s most visited National Parks, Yosemite offers many sleeping accommodations. Curry Village is the valley’s sort of town center, market, visitor center, ranger station, restaurants, shuttles, etc. it is no wonder that most visiting families flock to this epicenter. At Curry Village enjoy the many accessible Yosemite Valley features accessible by shuttle, or get out of the valley entirely to explore more of Yosemite National Park.

Bears are very active in Yosemite, especially when diverting from the more populated hubs, so be especially careful to securely lock up all food and toiletries to avoid an encounter.

There are many attractions in Yosemite which also offer a variety of lodging options. While visiting Yosemite stay at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites in Oakhurst and get rooms at very affordable rates.

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Nov 16


Manzanita Lake is a small, quiet, man-made lake surrounded by gentle rolling hills covered with thick colorful undergrowth and lush trees border the water’s edge. Manzanita Lake is a cultural feature reservoir located just 9.4 miles from Oakhurst, in Madera County, in the state of California, near North Fork at an elevation of 850 feet. Whether you’re bait casting, spinning or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good.

Fishing enthusiasts interested enjoy a lot. Fabulous, spacious serene acreage home with mother-in-law set up, take a short walk to lake for fishing, paddling or simply watch water fowl from picnic tables at Manzanita lake. This small lake attracts visitors all the year round who want to watch birds, enjoy hiking among foothill oaks and pines with wonderful views, short trails, camping and fishing.

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There is a large and well maintained campground in a beautiful area of the park. There are lot of campers here, but there enough trees and things are spaced out enough that you don’t get bothered by your neighbors much. The facilities include plenty of water taps, restrooms and trash cans to make things convenient and comfortable. Each spot has its own bear locker which is spacious and very handy, as well as fire pit and picnic table.

It is most popular on summer weekends, as is fishing around the lake. Many campgrounds are also available here and are ideal for families, RVs and trailers. You can enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, and hiking. If you are in the area, it is worth a hike or picnic break.

There are many attractions in Yosemite which also offer a variety of lodging options. While visiting Yosemite stay at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites in Oakhurst and get rooms at very affordable rates.


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Nov 09

One of the largest and best known parks is Yosemite National Park which covers an area of nearly 762,000 acres and is known for its tall granite cliffs, waterfalls, crystal clear streams, thousands of lakes, and spectacular wilderness areas.

Glacier Point:

Glacier Point is wonderful tourist attraction in Yosemite Valley which stands at a glorious 7,214 feet and from the bottom, but from the top, it will take your breath away, providing you with stunning views of Half Dome, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and Little Yosemite Valley. Road accessibly is generally only open between June and October due to snow and although there are two hiking trails to reach the top.

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Hiking Half Dome:

Half Dome is a must see in Yosemite, and lucky for you, anyone can see it from the Yosemite Valley floor. For amazing views of Half Dome hike or drive to the top of Glacier Point. Although seeing Half Dome in person is a must, especially at sunset. The last portion of this treacherous hike is full of steep stairs. The Half Dome cables are the hardest part of the hike. There are two cables that run parallel up the cliff and about every two to three feet are wooden planks.

Bike Riding in Yosemite:

Yosemite Valley offers several shaded bike paths and trails. The cost per bike is $10 an hour, and if an hour isn’t enough, you might as well get the most of your money, and rent a bike for the full day at $28. Yosemite Valley even has bike rentals with attached trailers.The bike trails are easy to spot and it’s a nice ride up to Mirror Lake.

There are many attractions in Yosemite which also offer a variety of lodging options. While visiting Yosemite stay at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites in Oakhurst and get rooms at very affordable rates.

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Oct 19

Yosemite National Park is one of the best National park’s and it’s situated in California. The park is known for its beautiful rescue nature and boasts stunning deep valleys, groves and forested area of ancient sequoia trees, several waterfalls splashing into Yosemite Valley, and hundreds of plant life and wildlife species including endangered as well. The idea of preserving this large park began quite early during golden rush era, in the mid-19th century and now, at present the park welcomes and playing host to more than 4 million visitors annually.

Hike out to a waterfall: The path to the foot of Yosemite Falls, arguably the most iconic, picture-worthy site in the park, is paved, along a mossy, lazy lagoon to the misty bottom. Trek up for a closer view of dramatic but serene Verno, Bridalveil, or Sentinel Falls. The forest has a deep scent from the Sugar Pines and Incense Cedars that is unmistakable.

Lie in a bed of wildflowers: Spring and fall are both smart times to visit and see the beauty of wildflowers. The crowds have dwindled and the sweeping valley has been accented with a zing of seasonal color. Take Highway 140 into the park, winding at a lower elevation along the gushing Merced River. Keep craning your necks to look up for sprinklings of golden yellow poppies and purple spider lipines on the mountainside, you can spy entire meadows of these flowers plus vibrant pink redbuds, azaleas, violets, evening primrose, and many more. Also, take the Cook’s Meadow Loop, the Wawona Meadow Loop and the trails by Wapama Falls to find your own patch, then run, jump, and lie down in your own bed flowers.

Play in a Giant Sequoia grove: Sequoia National Forest borders Yosemite to the south. You’ll find trees there that dwarf anything imaginable. They’re as tall as between 1,800 and 2,700 years old. General Sherman, that largest of the giants, is thought to be the largest living thing in the world.

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Go rafting in the Merced River Canyon: Rafting along the canyon lets you take in the park from a whole different perspective. During spring, the most rough-and-tumble time of year, the rafting will be at Levels 3 and 4, only suitable for kids and the more adventurous. As the snow runs out in summertime, the difficulty gets knocked down to Levels 2 and 3, which pretty much everyone can get a thrill out of.

Reflect on nature with an Arts and Crafts Day: Head to the Yosemite Arts Center, where classes like the “Painting Yosemite from the Heart” will give travelers a chance to reflect on what they’ve taken in. Because painting waterfalls in watercolor is just plain fun. Another awe-inspiring spot is the tunnel view. It’s one of the most recognizable vistas that were captured on film from Ansel Adams.

Take a “green dragon” tour: The open-air tram is a great introduction to the park. You’ll hit all of the highlights, from Half Dome to Tunnel View, while getting commentary from a park ranger.

Stroll to Yosemite Village: One of the few facilities centers in the national park, the Yosemite Village serves as a way station for travelers heading for the hiking trails or campgrounds. If you’re looking for nice lodging within the park or simply want to add equipment to your supplies, the Village is the place to go.

Yosemite Falls: Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfalls in California compare to others, dropping a total of 2,425 feet. The Falls are on one of the park’s most famous attractions especially during spring. You’ll see these Falls on your tour of the Valley. The waterfall drops in three major stages as first stage is the Upper Fall, which plunge to 1430ft. The second stage is the Middle Cascades, which tumbles down a height of reportedly 675ft. The final stage is the Lower Fall, which is said to drop 320ft. Lower Yosemite Falls can easily hike to the bottom in 10 minutes while Upper Yosemite Falls take some time and not as easy. Total hike time is around 6 hours if you want to enjoy the spectacular views at the top.

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Glacier Point: Check out the entrance gate to find out the Glacier Point Road if opens or not, continue on Hwy 41 to the Glacier Point turnoff. The road will take you to a panoramic vista point and views which overlooks the entire Yosemite Valley. From Glacier Point, you will get a fantastic view of Half Dome, as well as of Nevada Falls and the Valley Floor.

Mariposa Grove: About an hour drive from Glacier Point the Mariposa Grove is a beautiful home to huge and large number of ancient Giant Sequoia trees and grove. You can also hike among these giants at your own pace.

There are lots of Yosemite attractions available in the location which also offers a variety of lodging options.

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Oct 05

Oakhurst is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Oakhurst is a beautiful town with alpine views, golf courses, shops, dining and exciting attractions like the Fresno River. Drive 15 minutes to Yosemite National Park, a natural treasure that awakens your spirit. Explore Yosemite’s colorful meadows, breathtaking waterfalls, majestic mountains, sparkling lakes, giant sequoias, monolithic rocks and 800 miles of hiking, biking, skiing and equestrian trails.

Glacier Point

Glacier Point is a viewpoint above Yosemite Valley, in California, USA. It is located on the south wall of Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet, 3,200 feet above Curry Village. The point offers a superb view of Yosemite National Park’s Yosemite Valley, including Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Clouds Rest.

This is another great vista point in the Park.The view is excellent once there. There are restrooms, a gift shop with food, and drinking fountains. This area can get crowded, and at times there are driving restrictions. Also, the road is not open year round. Check out the conditions before you start the drive.

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If your visiting Yosemite, this is a must. It may be an 80 mile round trip from the valley floor but the views are so spectacular it is worth every mile. This is a spectacular view at Yosemite. The drive up isn’t fun if you don’t like mountain driving, but there are tours you can take. Glacier Point is absolutely the prettiest point in Yosemite. You have such a wide view of the valley below and of the mountain formations. The geology hut is a very interesting piece of history.

The view at the top of Glacier Point is incredible and most favorite view during tourist trip to Yosemite. You get a beautiful view of Half-dome and the surrounding areas.

Glacier Point is a great place to enjoy stunning views of the valley floor. You can hike there or drive there. There is a parking lot, but the road isn’t always open due to the huge amount of people that flock there. During the summer season, there are shuttles that run throughout the park if you want to save yourself the hassle of trying to drive and get parking.

Yosemite Valley Chapel

The Yosemite Valley Chapel was built in the Yosemite Valley of California in 1879. It is the oldest standing structure in Yosemite National Park. If you want a wedding you and your guests will always remember go to Yosemite.

This little New England style church was built under the sponsorship of the California State Sunday School Association, partly by subscriptions from the children, but mainly from the voluntary contributions of prominent members of the Association.

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The first service was held on June 7, 1879, and the church was filled to overflowing by delegates to the National Sunday School Assembly who were meeting in Yosemite Valley.

The Chapel was given Historic American building status by the National Park Service in 1965. Following this, its interior was restored and a new foundation was placed under it.

The chapel was originally built in the “Lower Village” as called then, its site at the present day trailhead of the Four Mile Trail . The chapel was moved to its present location in 1901, as the old Lower Village dwindled.

Pioneer Yosemite History Center

This is a fun spot to stop and visit with friends and family. Historical buildings and you get a feel for what life was like back-in-the-day. All with a river running through it! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a little history break!

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This is an interesting stop to stretch your legs and see some really cool old buggies and coaches. It doesn’t take a lot of time and you can see some cool buildings from the era also.

Things to see:

  • Covered Bridge

  • Chris Jorgensen Artist Home

  • George Anderson Pioneer Home

  • Hodgdon Homestead Cabin

  • Blacksmith Shop

  • Cavalry Office

  • Ranger Patrol Cabin

  • Wells Fargo Office

  • Degnan Bakery

  • Powderhouse and Jail

  • Gray Barn

  • Wagons and Stagecoaches

The collection of historic cabins and other structures are very interesting to see. You can even peep in the windows and imagine life in them.

There are lots of Yosemite attractions available in the location which also offers a variety of lodging options.

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Sep 21

Experience a unique dining and nightlife scene in Oakhurst and enjoy a taste of the California Gold Country.

Erna’s Elderberry House

Erna’s Elderberry House, a 5-Diamond, 5-Star Restaurant is named for the elderberry bushes covering the surrounding grounds, was the first phase of proprietress Erna Kubin-Clanin’s dream – The Estate by the Elderberries. These words, compliments of Oscar Wilde, can be found over the kitchen door at Erna’s Elderberry House Restaurant on the grounds of Chateau du Sureau. They seem to sum up the exquisite experience of dining at Erna’s Elderberry House and the adjacent Château, where the vast culinary talents of Executive Chef Gunnar Thompson now reign supreme.

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Erna’s Elderberry House is located in the quaint and beautiful grounds of Chateau du Sureau, about a 20 minute drive from Yosemite National Park. It is one of the only high end restaurants in the area, so if you’re looking for a extravagant but small, cozy and yummy dining experience, please make an effort to come here!

Working Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sunday:11:00 am – 1:00 pm

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This place is a gem hidden in the Yosemite Park. The place takes you to the Classic European Country. They change their menus everyday and the food is excellent.

Crab Cakes Restaurant

This restaurant is located in Yosemite Gateway town of Oakhurst. This has got to be one of the best kept secrets in Oakhurst. The restaurant has two floors; upstairs is like a small sports bar. Downstairs is more formal tables. It’s sometimes hard to find a sea food restaurant in the foothills but Crab Cakes is a great find. The menu at Crab Cakes Restaurant is diverse and delicious. If you are in the area and looking for a hidden gem to eat in look no further than Crab Cakes you won’t be disappointed. They are all cheerful, attentive, and excellent. The owner screens them well and he is usually there to chat. Highly recommend this restaurant. This is the best restaurant in Oakhurst. Good quality food and great service. This is the only seafood place in Oakhurst.

Working Hours:

Monday – Sunday : 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Located in the center of Oakhurst, next door to The Oakhurst Lodge on State Hwy 41. You’re a short 10 minutes away from the gate to Yosemite National Park.

El Cid Mexican Cuisine

El Cid Mexican Cuisine Top Places To Eat In Oakhurst

This is a family oriented restaurant just outside the South gate of Yosemite National Park. They have a small dining room adjacent to a large dining hall. This place is always great to get a bite to eat if you love Mexican food. The service is always great. The garden is nice. It is a cactus garden and they have a lot of hummingbirds in the garden. It is so much fun to see these little hummingbirds flying around! Best place to eat in Oakhurst. Food is always good, plentiful, and affordable. Perfect for big groups or a couple. Indoor and outdoor seating with a great view. This is one of the most successful restaurants in town. The staff are great, the food is consistent and always comes out quickly.

Working Hours:

Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday – Sunday : 10:30 am – 9:00 pm

Friday – Saturday : 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

Staying in Oakhurst. Vacationing in Yosemite. El Cid Mexican restaurant is a great place to eat.

Sweetwater Steakhouse

This is an excellent choice for tender moist steaks. If you want a good steak then go to a steak house. You can stop here for lunch on our way back to Fresno from Yosemite. The staff was friendly, and it is very reasonably priced. This restaurant just reopened after an extensive remodel and it’s very nicely done.

Working Hours:

Monday- Sunday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

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This place is fantastic – offering good quality food and drinks and at very reasonable prices. The ambiance is great and the food matches up. The steaks are tender and tasty and the service was friendly and efficient.

While visiting Yosemite stay at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites in Oakhurst and get rooms at very affordable rates and which are closer to all the above Restaurants.

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Aug 24

Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Oakhurst, California is a beautiful town with alpine views, golf courses, shops, dining and exciting attractions like the Fresno River. Drive 15 minutes to Yosemite National Park, a natural treasure that awakens your spirit. There are lots of things to do and to explore during your visit to Yosemite National Park. You can also explore many events which are organized throughout the year.

Timberline Art Gallery

One of the oldest in the area, this gallery was founded in 1985. The gallery features works by artists who live in the Sierras. Members of the Guild of Mountain Artists created and operate the gallery. The surprising variety of works include stained glass, metal sculpture and woodcarvings, as well as oil and watercolor paintings. Many of the works reflect the beauty of Yosemite and the Sierra Mountains, but you may also see a modern still life or charming acrylic penguins. In other words, delightful surprises await you here.

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Seeing the need for a permanent Gallery, 30 members founded and incorporated The Guild of Mountain Artists which owns and operates Timberline Gallery as a not-for profit co-op. The member artists began displaying and selling their art work out of Timberlineís present location at 40982 Highway 41 North in what is now known as Gallery Row.

Historically Timberline †has served as an incubator for the arts, and has attracted four other Fine Arts Galleries to the Gallery Row location: Stavast Studio and Gallery, National Parks Art Center, Stellar Gallery and Williams Gallery West. Timberline has co-sponsored student art shows and student projects with the local schools. Cooperating with other local nonprofit organizations to enhance the cultural richness of our Mountain community has been a constant tradition.

Timberline Art Gallery features custom picture framing that enhances your artwork and fits your style and budget. They offer great lcd, Oval, Metal, Gold and Engraved Picture Frames.

Working Hours: Mon – Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Prospectors Brewing

Prospectors Brewing is a local brewery taking pride in their limited but potent selection of craft beers. The brewery believes in giving patrons an authentic beer experience and each of their beer is created to do just that. Prospectors Brewing has six brews on tap, these are: Bootjack Blonde, Mariposa Midnight Oaked, Clyde’s Brown Ale, Hell’s Hollow, Long Tom IPA and the Smoked Stout, all are poured perfectly with just the right amount of froth to enhance your senses. With distinctive tastes and character these brews will leave you asking for more. Delicious pub fare like sliders and fries pair perfectly with all the beers. The bar has a TV making it a great spot to catch a game in the company of amicable staff and good friends.

Prospectors Brewing Things to do in Oakhurst, CaliforniaGreat tap house in a cute, quaint town outside Yosemite. Small place but friendly staff. No food but sometimes they have pretzels stashed. The place is small, very friendly and has become a favorite drinking spot for locals and tourists. t’s next door to Subway and across from the River Rock Deli so owner Terry is very amenable to your bringing in something to eat. They have growlers to fill in two sizes and have kegs for parties.

If you love beer, you will absolutely love Prospectors. A beer for everyone’s taste. Great place to gather with friends or that special someone. This is the only place in Mariposa to get delicious craft beer. The bartender was very knowledgeable. They have delicious beer for any pallet, no matter what you like: wheat, IPA, stout. Outdoor seats. Rustic, modern decor. Recommend for any beer drinker!

There are lots of attractions available in the location which also offers a variety of Oakhurst lodging options.

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Aug 10

Located 200 miles east of San Francisco is one of the most popular parks in the US – Yosemite National Park. This park receives over 3 million tourists each year all eager to explore the charming landscape, steep cliffs and attractive waterfalls the place has on offer. It takes near 3-4 hours to drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by road, but the trip is well worth it as there is so much in place for you including hiking, rafting in Merced River, professional photography, camping, horseback riding, biking, snowshoeing at the Badger Pass, and skiing.

Yosemite National Park and great waterfalls go together – one cannot be thought of without the other. So, if you want to take the pleasure of waterfalls and use up all your camera rolls, then you must visit this national park. There is no doubt that this national park has some of the most spectacular waterfalls; at the same time, there are many other attractions also – it is among the first wilderness parks throughout the United States. Yosemite National Park covers about 1,200 square miles and has many interesting features to attract visitors in thousands. Apart from a large span of wilderness, you will find ancient giant sequoias, grand meadows and deep valleys.

Yosemite National park is one of the most exciting ways to experience America, with year round activities and an abundant variety of scenery, giving visitors an immense amount of choice and convenience.

Key attractions include Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point, which at certain times of the year gives tremendous views of the area; Tuolumne Meadows, a sub alpine meadow surrounded on all sides by mountains; a museum at Wawona and the Mariposa Grove, famous for its Giant Sequoia trees – the largest and oldest living things on earth.

Rains at the Yosemite National Park usually occur between January and March; the summer season is usually dry and warm. Some breathtaking thunderstorm activities take place during this season following a build-up of clouds. The transitional seasons of fall and spring can have some dramatic changes in a day, when a sunny day turns into a stormy one without any warning.

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One of the attractions at the park is riding along the half dome cables. The cables at the Half Dome Trail operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as on any other federal holiday. But you need to keep it in mind that to enhance safety, you will need to have a permit to climb to the top, however.

Yosemite National Park is one of the leading park in California province of United states, that is certainly encompassed by huge number of various attractive and unforgettable natural scenes. Therefore you’ve planned for vacation to Yosemite National Park and searching for Hotels in Yosemite do it before you start your vacation for good accommodations.

The main reason why residents of California choose to spend their holidays at Yosemite National Park is due various beautiful sceneries and wide array of various fun activities including bicycling, camping, day hikes, fishing, horse riding, rafting, climbing, skiing cross country, skiing downhill. Star gazing, glacier point, Mariposa Grove, Wawona Golf course, as well as activities for children.

That should not dampen your spirits as there are many other places that you can visit in this national park.

There are many attractions in Oakhurst which also offer a variety of lodging options. While visiting Yosemite stay at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites in Oakhurst and get rooms at very affordable rates.

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Jul 27

The Yosemite Ziplines let you enjoy an stimulating experience on a total of seven zip lines, all in the ascending order of the adrenaline rush they promise. The two-hour long tour consists of eight visitors per group, all ready with their safety gears on. The first two lines that adventurers zip through are quite lenient and they let you enjoy the thrill of being at the mercy of gravity with beautiful views of the forest for company. The next two lines encourage a friendly race among two participants, while the fifth line gives you a target practice. The longest of all the lines is line 6 which promises breathtaking views of the city below and line 7 gives you a tour of a tree-covered tunnel.

The park features expansive views of a 3000-acre working cattle ranch on one side, and a birds-eye view of the quaint Gold Rush town of Mariposa on the other. This tour also includes two exciting rides in a 4-wheel drive Polaris Ranger.

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The Ziplines is great fun and a good start to our day. It is well organized with the staff that you can enjoy the complete day. Beautiful views from zip line course, the aerial course is fantastic, and this is from someone who is afraid of heights. The attraction is made more fantastic by there guides. There are 7 ziplines in this tour with different lengths and heights. Even people with fear of heights might be able to do this. The course is fun and very structured. Yosemite Ziplines has seven lines, some short and one quite long. There is a line that allows you to race a friend, family member.

This is a great option to consider if you’re looking for something to do family adventurers during your family visit. The ziplines at Yosemite Ziplines & Adventure Ranch have been constructed as a 1 1/2 hour, six stage guide-led tour. Groups of eight to ten are geared up in helmets and harnesses, then driven up the mountain in Polaris Rangers as their guides explain safety procedures and describe the experience the zippers are about to enjoy.

Things to do during your visit:

  • Ziplining
  • Touring
  • Nature Viewing
  • Guided Talks
  • Rappelling

The ziplines at the adventure ranch have been constructed as a 2-hour tour, led by a guide through 6 stages. Groups of 8 to 10 are geared up in helmets and harnesses, then driven up the mountain in Polaris Rangers as their guides explain safety procedures and describe the experience the zippers are about to enjoy.

This family fun adventure begins on Line 1, which is a short and easy ride that even the faint of heart will enjoy. Line 2 increases the distance and the height from the ground. The grand finale is Line 7, which takes you through a tunnel in the trees and back to ground zero where you began. The total length of the ziplines is 3,800 linear feet!

Mariposa Museum & Historic Center

The small town of Mariposa has a remarkable history and the Mariposa Museum & Historic Center has done a phenomenon job of preserving the town’s historic roots. From technology, politics to local culture every aspect that has touched the life of the town and its citizens has been retained here. Some artifacts are in great condition while others are reconstructed. Some of the must-see attractions at the museum are: the 5 Stamp and the 2 Stamp Mill, the Chilean Mill and the Jaw Crusher. Also worth a visit are the Count’s Residence and the Mariposa Gazette. While the on-site Blacksmith Shop, Gold Panning Workshop and the Broom Shop, all give a brief peek into the occupation of the people of Mariposa. When in the city, post your tour of the Yosemite National Park a visit to this gem of a museum comes recommended.

Mariposa Museum Historic Center Places to visit during Yosemite Vacation   Yosemite ZiplinesThere are fantastic details like in a lady’s dressing room there was a wreath on the wall that was woven from the hair taken from her own hairbrush. Each room vignette is accompanied by hand written labels and explanations.

This is a fantastic place to visit very friendly and really interesting so much history about the town really do get to learn a lot good exhibits outside as well. Great collections of furnishings, cloths, artifacts, and documents of the gold rush times in the Sierras and later. There are two functioning ore stamping mills, blacksmith shop, and more. Guided tours are also available.

There are many attractions in Oakhurst which offer a variety of lodging options. While visiting Yosemite stay at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites in Oakhurst and get rooms at very affordable rates.

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Jul 13

There is such a great amount to see and do in Yosemite that a traveler aches to return over and over! From rock moving to trekking and getting a charge out of the beautiful perspectives, Yosemite has something for everybody. Yosemite Valley or Yosemite takes scarcely around seven sections of land of the 700,000 sections of land of Yosemite National Park-the sixteenth biggest National Park in the United States. It is encompassed on all sides by four National Forests: Sierra, Stanislaus, Inyo and Toiyabe. A great many guests come to appreciate exercises in Yosemite consistently.

Yosemite Zip Line

The Yosemite Zip Line is situated in Mariposa. Ideal for thrill seekers, the zip line gives you a chance to feel the nature taking care of business. With your feet dangling noticeable all around and your body secured securely with an outfit, your fantasy of flying like a feathered creature works out as expected. You are given definite directions and preparing for zip lining. There are six lines changing in range of one to six, from simple to testing, accessible for your rush and fun. The zip line is totally protected with aides helping you and accessible at all times to guarantee your wellbeing. You will enjoy the rush of twist all over and the town of Mariposa beneath to make a memory of a lifetime.

The tour is guided and explained by knowledgeable and friendly guides who put safety first. Everything is explained. Yosemite Zip lines has seven lines, some short and one quite long. There is a line that allows you to race a friend/family member.

National Park

The Yosemite National Park is home to more than 200 species of birds, 80 species of mammals and 1500 species of flora. More than 15 threatened and endangered species like Sierra Nevada Red Fox, Willow Flycatcher, etc. are protected here.

That is not all! Tourists can also visit the Mariposa Historical museum that has guided tours, Sugar Pine rail road where trains once hauled the Californian logs through the Sierra Mountains, Tioga road – a 48 mile stretch that offers you glimpses of wildlife in the Yosemite National park and the Yosemite village.

Yosemite Valley

This is where you will find most of the waterfalls. You should plan your visit during spring if you want to catch the most spectacular runoffs but if you go there during late summer or fall, you will barely find water.

However, the waterfalls are not the only attractions at this Yosemite Valley. You will have the opportunity to have some of the best views at the Tunnel View. From here, you can see El Capitan, Bridalveil Fall and Half Dome in the distance. You can see the Cathedral Rocks from El Capitan Meadow. Other places of attraction in this valley include the Valley View, the Yosemite Chapel, the Sentinel Meadow and the Sentinel Bridge.

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The visit to the Yosemite is fantastic. The drive is so nice and the roads so good. The fresh air send the blood racing to your face the feel of the wind bring nature to your eyes. The aroma of the pine is nostalgic.

Yosemite is an amazing place to visit. Mountains, lush valleys, waterfalls. It’s just so lush. Yosemite Valley has all the amenities of a National Park. The camp sites are well placed and maintained as well as possible for the volume of pedestrian traffic. Millions of visitors come to see the wonders of this park every year.

This place is unbelievable, another great wonder in the USA. The views are spectacular from every angle. There are nice roads going through the park, great spots to picnic and camp. Great hiking trails to destinations. They also have giant pines here. Take a free shuttle for the theater! It’s easy to skip your campground location because of the way their signs are located. If you love being outside; love nature, you will love this park.

There are many attractions in Oakhurst which also offer a variety of lodging options. While visiting Yosemite stay at the Yosemite Southgate Hotel & Suites in Oakhurst and get rooms at very affordable rates.

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