New Travels – 10 Best Places to Visit in the US-#7 Yosemite

Moving from the general eastern part of the country, we head now to the west. Specifically, California. While most visitors to this sunny state head to land´s end where the waters meets the shore, outdoor enthusiasts grab their backpacks and hiking boots and head into Yosemite.

Anyone who has been there will understand why. If your pocketbook is full of notes and your budget grand, then you will want to stay at a swash hotel right in the park. If you are lucky enough, you can reserve a site at one of the campgrounds. But if you don´t fit into either of these categories, don´t fret. There are plenty of lovely villages surrounding all points of the park. Just decide from where you will enter and a good surf on the web will yield dozens of good options.

Forests pervade in this neck of California. The smell of pine is clean and refreshes one´s senses. There is plenty of wildlife is you are looking. A map is handed to you upon entering, and if you like to hike you will need it.

The things not to miss are the half dome and Yosemite Falls. But if you are taken in easily by waterfalls, there are plenty to see as well as some nice treks to and around them.

If you like mountains, waterfalls, hiking, climbing, swimming surrounded by fresh air and the smell of pine with a 360 degree panoramic view, this is a not-to-miss place!

3 thoughts on “New Travels – 10 Best Places to Visit in the US-#7 Yosemite

  1. I’ve been fortunate enough to have made out to Yosemite a couple of times in the last few weeks. It’s such a great place. The water falls have been great, sometimes they’re not as full with the amount of water coming down from the mountains but, at present, they’re spectacular.

    Managed to stay a night at the swanky hotel in the park (the Ahwahnee). Wouldn’t rave about it. Forgot some contact lens solution and asked if I could buy some, their suggestion was I should add salt to water and make my own saline solution. It would be funny if she wasn’t quite so serious about it. That and a few other things meant i didn’t find the service to be five star.

    • Thanks for the reply. Your comment is good to know. Sometimes the waterfalls are more spectacular. Great that they are in good form this season. Glad I saved some duckets by not staying at the Ahwahnee…

      Soooooooo….you didn’t make up a saline solution then?

  2. No. Call me Mr Picky, but the lack of de-ionized water, sterlized contaniers and that she clearly wasn’t an optometrist made it a bit of a non-starter for me. 🙂

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