Yosemite National Park (pronounced You-sem-it-ee) was the first National Park that I visited, and I still have great memories from my trip there.
Yosemite was designated a World Heritage Site in 1984. Nothing I write can describe the awe of the park. The Valley, carved by glaciers, is one of the first wilderness parks in the USA, has some of it’s highest water falls, polished domes, and a variety of fauna thrive in the area.
What to do while you’re there?
Yosemite caters for a wide variety of visitors. There’s Auto Touring, Backpacking, Biking, Bird watching, Fishing (with a license), Hiking, Horseback Riding, Rock Climbing, Water Activities & Winter Sports, Ranger & Intepretive Programs and also bus tours. Whatever activity you choose, of whichever season you are planning to go, always check the operating hours with the national park authority. For more information on planning your visit, visit http://www.yosemitepark.com/.
Where to stay?
Check out the accommodation options here. All I can say, is that you have to book ahead, to avoid disappointment.