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Discover Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

You’ll never hear anyone visiting Yosemite Mariposa County say, “there’s nothing to do today.” In fact, there’s such an abundance of things to do in Yosemite that we’ve compiled many of them in this handy guide to events, activities and more. From Yosemite fishing, hiking, gold panning, arts & culture to spas, breweries, shopping and more, this is your guide to the best things to do in Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas. And it doesn’t matter whether you visit us in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. In Yosemite, there’s always the perfect activity for every type of visitor. Here’s a sampling of some things you can choose to do on your Yosemite vacation:
  • Join us in July for the annual Yosemite Music Festival, a Sierra foothills tradition featuring a laid-back, family-friendly musical journey with an eclectic mix of musicians playing blues, rock, soul, Cajun and more. While you’re there, venture off on a side trip to Yosemite National Park or other Yosemite Mariposa County destinations. And don’t forget to book a great room so you’ll have a place to recharge every night of your trip.
  • Planning to visit in autumn? Check out Sierra Art Trails in late September and early October. It’s an art-focused juried exhibit spread out of homes, studios, galleries and businesses in more than a dozen communities in Yosemite Mariposa County and Eastern Madera County. The event is in its fifteenth year and still growing. Come join us!
  • Maybe gold panning is more your style. If so, we’ve got you covered. Or get away from it all on a Yosemite hike, a biking excursion or sit back and enjoy a guided tour with professional Yosemite tour guides. Whatever you choose, it’ll be a trip you’ll never forget.

Best Things to Do

Use our guide to search by activity type before planning your next trip to Yosemite Mariposa County and you’ll never have a dull moment in our beautiful region. Explore top events and other things to do in Yosemite Mariposa County below.
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