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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.

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 and Evergreen Lodge provide you with insider […]

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Rush Creek Lodge views.

Hotels Near Yosemite National Park West Entrance

Stay at a hotel near Yosemite National Park’s west entrance so you are ready for your outdoor adventures. Two exceptional lodges near the west entrances are Rush Creek Lodge and Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite. Here’s all you need to know about these properties near the Big Oak Flat and Hetch Hetchy entrances. Hotels near Big […]

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Merced River in Yosemite Valley during summer.

Where to Stay in Yosemite in the Summer

When you’re deciding where to stay in Yosemite this summer, consider that the top Yosemite hotels offer excellent accommodations with easy access to the national park and many warm-weather activities. Whether you spend your days exploring the nearby trails with waterfalls, granite monoliths, and ancient sequoias or playing on the property, splashing in the pools, […]

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Outdoor pool area at Rush Creek Lodge in Yosemite.

Things to Do in Yosemite Besides Hiking

While the trails are a major draw for families visiting Yosemite, the area offers many things to do in Yosemite besides hiking. In fact, this vacation destination includes options for everyone, whether you’re a nature lover, fitness buff, or you simply want to relax and enjoy time with your family.  Staying at Rush Creek or […]

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

Driving Through Yosemite

One of the best times to drive through Yosemite is from May/June through early autumn. During the cooler months, from November through April, several roads are closed for the winter and weather during this time of year may affect driving conditions on other roads. While many visitors come to Yosemite National Park for day hiking, […]

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Tunnel View at Yosemite National Park.

How Many Days Should I Spend In Yosemite?

Plan on spending two to four days in Yosemite if you want enough time to see all the amazing sights. This will give you plenty of time to see Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Glacier Point, and enjoy some hiking trails. Whether you have two, three, or four days to experience the breathtaking views of Yosemite, […]

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Stargazing at Yosemite National Park tops the list of what to do in Yosemite at night.

What to Do in Yosemite at Night: 10 Things to Do After Dark

During the day, guests at Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge have access to hiking trails, wellness spas, spacious play areas, bike and equipment rentals, hot tubs, and saltwater pools. But to round out your Yosemite experience, you’ll also need to know what to do in Yosemite at night. From s’mores by the fire to […]

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The best time of year to visit Yosemite is now

What Is The Best Time Of Year To Visit Yosemite?

In our opinion, the best time of year to visit Yosemite is either late May or early September, when there are fewer crowds, moderate temperatures, and plenty of natural beauty on display.   Late May means limited access to the park, but this is the best time of year to see waterfalls at their peak. In […]

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Family with kids playing billiards at Rush Creek Lodge in Yosemite.

Where To Stay in Yosemite With Kids: 7 Options for the Entire Family

When vacation calls, Yosemite answers as one of the best destinations for families with kids of any age. If you’re headed there and looking for a family-friendly place to stay, discover a selection of cozy cabins or spacious lodge suites ideal for a family with kids at our Rush Creek and Evergreen lodges.  Both properties […]

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Family hiking near the Merced River in Yosemite.

Exploring Yosemite with Kids

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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