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Experience Yosemite Blog

  • October 11, 2019
    Yosemite Ice Skating

    Whether it’s your first time on ice skates or you’re working on perfecting that triple axel, Yosemite offers some unique opportunities for outdoor ice skating.

  • Every year, Yosemite Facelift volunteers clean up thousands of pounds of trash, but that’s not all there is to this event. Check out our top ten list of things to do while you’re at Facelift, and enjoy everything that this event has to offer.

  • Alex Honnold captured the national spotlight with the documentary FreeSolo. Here is what you need to know about climbing El Capitan that puts that tremendous feat into context, and gives you a sense for what is really happening up there on El Capitan.

  • Yosemite and Mariposa County are ideal places to take in the Perseid Meteor Shower through mid-August due to the area’s naturally dark skies. Here is our guide on where to take in the show.

  • Familiar old names are being welcomed back to Yosemite after the conclusion of a successful trademark dispute settlement. The temporary tarp with “Half Dome Village” printed on it which covered the beloved wooden sign marking the entrance to Camp Curry came down & signs and maps will be changed out all over the park over the next few months.

  • Most people don’t realize there’s world-class whitewater rafting right outside Yosemite’s back door. If you want to escape the crowds for a day or two or have extra time to spend in the area, consider adding a rafting trip on the Merced River to your Yosemite National Park vacation.

  • The best places to stay near Yosemite are nestled in beautiful Mariposa County. Places to stay near Yosemite include a wide of variety of budget-friendly options from bed and breakfasts, hotels, campgrounds, motels and more.

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