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  • The best holiday getaways bring family and friends together in places that honor the occasion. With breathtaking scenery and larger-than-life natural landmarks, the Yosemite Mariposa region sets the stage for epic Thanksgiving vacations.

  • Yosemite Mariposa abounds with creatures great and small. From oak-studded foothills to 13,000-foot granite peaks, the animals enjoy a pristine sweep of unmatched beauty where they feed and play freely.

  • Yosemite National Park and Mariposa County set the stage for epic family getaways, with the more children, parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents tagging along the merrier.

  • You can skip the pre-holiday madness of highly populated cities for some fun and wrap up the year in a more positive and serene way – a trip to Yosemite Mariposa County will salvage the year we’re all ready to forget! Here are six reasons that you should get to Mariposa County to escape the pre-holiday madness of coastal cities.

  • The elevations of foothill towns like Mariposa, Catheys Valley and Coulterville means the family can have a safe, relaxed and easy holiday experience without the snowpack of the High Sierra. Plus, Yosemite Valley is just a short drive away on the low-elevation Highway 140, historically referred to as the “All-Weather Highway”.

  • Warm, dry days mixed with extreme weather events can create conditions where any spark at the wrong time and place can ignite a dangerous wildfire in California. 

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