loading...

Location: San Francisco

Day 1 - 17 May 2019

Yosemite National Park

 San Francisco, Yosemite National Park
 San Francisco, Yosemite National Park
 San Francisco, Yosemite National Park

Content: The main part of Yosemite National Park is a four-hour drive from San Francisco. We planned our weekend in Yosemite.

Location: Yosemite National Park

Day 1 - 17 May 2019

The Ahwahnee

Yosemite National Park, The Ahwahnee
Yosemite National Park, The Ahwahnee
Yosemite National Park, The Ahwahnee

Content: Classic rooms are finely appointed with lovely views of Glacier Point, Half Dome, or Yosemite Falls, as well as the hotel surroundings.

Yosemite Valley Visitor Center

Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley Visitor Center

Content: Here we found exhibits about the history and geography of Yosemite, the flora and fauna we encountered in the park, and maps to help us to get oriented.

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Falls
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Falls
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Falls

Content: Yosemite Falls is the other picturesque and popular waterfall in the Yosemite Valley, and beautiful to behold from the Valley floor.

Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, Half Dome
Yosemite National Park, Half Dome
Yosemite National Park, Half Dome

Content: Half Dome rises some 5,000 feet above the floor of Yosemite Valley and is one of the most ambitious “popular” hikes you can undertake.

The Ahwahnee Bar

Yosemite National Park, The Ahwahnee Bar
Yosemite National Park, The Ahwahnee Bar
Yosemite National Park, The Ahwahnee Bar

Content: Three stars specifically for bartender Gabe, he's the reason to go here and makes whatever you want and makes it well, we had a hot toddy. Food was ok, even for bar food, chili was good, salsa was not, sliders were good, but you're paying PER slider - ie prices are too high for this place. Wait is long and host refuses to give you wait time or even seat you at the bar, we had to move ourselves from an obnoxiously large table when we knew other groups were waiting. We honestly wouldn't recommend this unless you're looking for a well made drink in the valley.

Location: Yosemite National Park

Day 2 - 18 May 2019

Bridalveil Fall

Yosemite National Park, Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite National Park, Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite National Park, Bridalveil Fall

Content: Bridalveil Fall is by far the most popular waterfall in Yosemite National Park, taking its name from its delicate appearance as it cascades down to the valley floor. There’s a 0.5-mile trail from the parking area to give you a great view of the 620-foot waterfall.

El Capitan

Yosemite National Park, El Capitan
Yosemite National Park, El Capitan
Yosemite National Park, El Capitan

Content: El Capitan is one of the two most well-known sights in Yosemite and it’s best viewed from various points throughout the park.

Mirror Lake

Yosemite National Park, Mirror Lake
Yosemite National Park, Mirror Lake
Yosemite National Park, Mirror Lake

Content: Mirror Lake, as its name suggests, is a beautiful lake where you can see Mt. Watkins reflected on a clear day. We opt for the full five-mile loop around the lake.

Curry Village Pizza Patio

Yosemite National Park, Curry Village Pizza Patio
Yosemite National Park, Curry Village Pizza Patio

Content: The pizza patio is a convenient place for people staying in Half Dome Village as well as visitors to enjoy great pizza in a scenic environment. The service is quick and beers are served on the patio too. Overall a must visit place when you are in Yosemite Valley!

Location: Yosemite National Park

Day 3 - 19 May 2019

Degnan's Kitchen

Yosemite National Park, Degnan's Kitchen
Yosemite National Park, Degnan's Kitchen

Content: The food here was surprisingly good, though the options are limited. We had a roast beef sandwich on gluten free bread with avocado and it was delicious. It was crazy busy in there when we arrived and the staff were calm and friendly.Great coffee too!

Cathedral Lakes

Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Lakes
Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Lakes
Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Lakes

Content: After having great breakfast we left Yosemite National Park and went o Cathedral Lakes. Located outside the Yosemite Valley, Cathedral Lakes are a bit off the heavily-trodden path for visitors – but stunningly beautiful if you’re willing to make the trek.

Cathedral Peak

Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Peak
Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Peak
Yosemite National Park, Cathedral Peak

Content: Cathedral Peak rises to 10,912 feet in elevation and is a popular rock climbing destination. Located at the feet of Cathedral Peak, an eight-mile trail allows you to hike to both Upper and Lower Cathedral Lakes.

San Fransisco

Yosemite National Park, San Fransisco
Yosemite National Park, San Fransisco
Yosemite National Park, San Fransisco

Content: Our road trip to Yosemite National Park ended. It was a wonderful weekend road trip.