Yosemite National Park is one of the coolest places a family can choose for their vacation. The kids will love it, the dog will love it, and the adults will really love it. The open, vast beauty is entrancing, almost casting a spell over its awestruck visitors. Even the most rebellious of teenagers will be won over by its unique ability to captivate. The park truly is the perfect place to enjoy time with your family, while connecting with nature.
There are many programs and classes available, hosted by members of our knowledgeable staff. The park employs hundreds of people that take pride in sharing Yosemite’s many secrets and treasures. Additionally, staff will assist in planning activities of your choosing.
Everyone has a different idea of the ideal vacation. Some people choose an aggressive approach, determined to knock out everything on the list. Others want to meander through the shops and historical center at their leisure. Still other families want the day focused on kid friendly play. The staff will help you create your version of an ideal vacation day!
Yosemite realizes that there are family members with limitations. Packages are offered which embody specific activities geared toward adventure, education, exploration, romance, children, seniors and disabled or handicapped visitors. Through thoughtful consideration, every family member will be able to fully embrace what Yosemite has to offer.
Yosemite Lodge offers a number of packages that might be of interest to you. There are a variety of free passes, discounts and free rentals accompanying packages. Promotions vary with the seasons, but there is always a good deal to be found. Babysitting services are also offered to guests of the lodge.
Exploring Yosemite National Park gives you the opportunity to be one with nature and the beauty that exists within. You might choose to hike along a path, ride a bicycle through the winding trails or have a seat in the saddle! Horse and mule rides enable you to see the breathtaking views without too much effort.
Most activities have rental equipment available at reasonable prices. Our equipment is monitored and maintenance regularly, to ensure the safety of our guests. Horse and mule rides are 2 hour, 4 hour or all day rates. There is also bicycle, boat and ATV rental options.
We offer rental camping and backpacking equipment, rock climbing gear, and ski or snowboard equipment, including footwear.
Yosemite has programs covering wildlife photography, star gazing, habitat, gold mining, wilderness survival, and wildlife and Yosemite history. Lessons are offered for rock climbing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, hiking, survival, swimming and fishing. Learning together as a family is an awesome experience for everyone! There are also group activities available for hiking, rafting, horseback riding, bicycling, fishing, rock climbing, skiing and bonfires.
There is Yosemite Museum, which offers a glimpse into the history of Yosemite. The museum visits are by appointment only. The rock formations and gold mining history of this area is really incredible to learn.
Whether you come for a day or a week, there will be fun had by the entire family. We wouldn’t be surprised to see you back again next year.