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Get the latest news and articles from in and around Yosemite National Park to help you start your next mountain adventure. Here you will find tips and tricks for exploring Yosemite National Park as well as insider information about Yosemite and its surroundings.

A patch of colorful wildflowers in Yosemite.

Best Time to See Wildflowers in Yosemite

The best time to see wildflowers in Yosemite National Park is mid-spring, when the most blooms are open and the weather is perfect for exploring. While you can see wildflowers nearly year round in Yosemite, spring and summer wildflowers are the most plentiful, adding bright color to this immense natural park that features over 1,400 […]

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Family hiking near the Merced River in Yosemite.

Yosemite with Kids Guide – Ideas for Ages 1 to 13+

Known for its stunning waterfalls and iconic rock formations El Capitan and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park also boasts a reputation as an ideal national park to explore with kids. From one-mile, stroller-friendly loop trails to more challenging hikes for older kids or experienced hiking families, Yosemite offers ample opportunities for parents and children to […]

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A moonbow over Yosemite Falls.

Best Time to Visit Yosemite for Waterfalls

Chasing waterfalls in Yosemite? The best time to visit Yosemite for waterfalls is during the spring, when snowmelt is at its peak. Yosemite is home to countless waterfalls, from cascading Yosemite Falls to wonders like Vernal Fall, all flowing at various times throughout the year depending on weather conditions. No matter when you visit, the […]

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Romantic couple enjoying the outdoor patio at Rush Creek Lodge in Yosemite.

Romantic Yosemite Getaways

Our Yosemite hotels are the perfect place for couples to stay during your next romantic Yosemite getaway. Rush Creek Lodge , Evergreen Lodge, and Firefall Ranch offer couples a tranquil, romantic retreat from everyday life with romantic outings, fine culinary experiences, and cozy lodging. Escape the Everyday At Rush Creek Lodge and Evergreen Lodge, you […]

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No matter what your style, Evergreen Lodge will work to make your wedding as unique and special as you are.

How to Plan a Wedding in Yosemite

Picture this: A breathtaking backdrop of pine and oak trees, a stream glistening in the sunlight, and the love of your life by your side. Planning a wedding in Yosemite isn’t just about exchanging vows; it’s about creating a moment that’s as timeless as the scenery that surrounds you. Yosemite offers a wedding experience like […]

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Yosemite Elopement at Tunnel View(Jose R.)

Top Yosemite Wedding Venues

Looking for a place to say I do in Yosemite? The top Yosemite wedding venues are at Rush Creek Lodge and Evergreen Lodge, just minutes from the park’s Big Oak Flat entrance and Hetch Hetchy entrance. Both venues feature breathtaking views for your ceremony and reception, a dedicated day-of coordinator/event manager, bridal suites, guest accommodations, […]

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Yosemite Valley sunrise.

Best Place to Watch a Sunrise in Yosemite

Looking for the best place to watch a sunrise in Yosemite? From the famous Glacier Point to iconic Tunnel View, Yosemite is a paradise for sunseekers and hikers alike. Read on for a list of some of the best places to watch a sunrise in Yosemite! Glacier Point Glacier Point is one of the best […]

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A happy couple hiking in Yosemite National Park.

Best Time to Visit Yosemite for Hiking

The best time to visit Yosemite for hiking depends on the hiker – while late May and early September are the most popular times to visit due to smaller crowds and mild temperatures, there are trails fit for every time of year in Yosemite. Read on for a seasonal breakdown of the best times to […]

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The breathtaking fall foliage makes it the best time of year to visit yosemite

Best Time to Visit Yosemite to Avoid Crowds

Yosemite National Park is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and iconic landmarks, attracting millions of visitors annually. This well-deserved popularity leads to larger crowds during peak travel seasons – so many may argue that the best time to visit Yosemite to avoid crowds is in early spring, late fall, and winter. Read on to […]

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Driving through Yosemite National Park is a great way to see more of the beauty the park has to offer.

Where to Start in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park boasts over 1,200 square miles of majestic wilderness to explore, an incredible but overwhelming truth when you have to decide where to start in Yosemite. When you’re ready to experience one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders, let the experts at Rush Creek Lodge, Evergreen Lodge, and Firefall Ranch provide you […]

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