A Trip to Yosemite: Things You Can Do

Yosemite National Park is famous for its ancient giant sequoia trees, the iconic Bridalveil Fall at Tunnel View, and granite cliffs. It’s also the perfect place for beginner and expert fishing enthusiasts. The park is said to have about 4 million visitors every year!

If you’re planning to visit there, here are different activities that you can enjoy:

Visit the Village

As you enter the Yosemite Village, there are several restaurants, shops, and lodgings, so you won’t have to sacrifice comfort for your trip. While there, you might want to visit the Ansel Adams Gallery and the Yosemite Museum. Both display different photographers’ prints of the black-and-white landscapes of the area. Lastley, taste the popular sandwich at Degnan’s Deli and hike to the picnic area of El Capitan.

Fish in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite has a set of rules and regulations when it comes to fishing. You have to secure a fishing license. The fishing season starts in spring or the Saturday of April. It continues until the 15th of November. Thus, ideal time to stay in Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada is in the early spring.

However, you can still visit the park in other seasons. In winter, you can fish on the higher water as the trout becomes more active.

Take a Hike

One of the best ways to experience the whole park is to take a hike. You have several options. You can include one or more of the following destinations in your trek:

  • Tuolumne Meadows
  • White Wolf
  • Hetch Hetchy
  • Wawona and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
  • Glacier Point Road
  • Yosemite Valley

When you take a hike, remember to stay on the trail. It’s both illegal and dangerous to take shortcuts. You can take pets and ride bicycles on permitted bike paths only. The mules and horses have the right of way on the trails.

Final Thoughts

There is a variety of activities you can enjoy in Yosemite. If you’re planning to bring the whole family there, you don’t have to worry about finding an activity that everyone will love.