Valentine’s Day in Yosemite

 

Happy Love Day weekend, friends! We snuck out of the city last night and road tripped to Yosemite – one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever been. The National Park Service says it best: “First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.” We’re so happy to be out and about exploring – ‘ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE’!

Here are our top 5 MUST visits in Yosemite National park – there are so many beautiful things to see!

1. Tenaya Lodge – the premier mountain resort, Tenaya boasts perfect views, richly accommodated guest rooms (and suites), and exceptional restaurants. Bonus: family friendly, and only 30 minutes from the Yosemite Valley visitor’s center.

Detailed & Delighted // Valentine’s Day in Yosemite

2. Badger Pass Ski area – when the snowfall is abundant, Badger pass is a great little ski area, with limited crowds and great runs for skiers/snowboarders alike.

Detailed & Delighted // Valentine’s Day in Yosemite

 

3. Yosemite Valley Trail Hike – Moderate difficulty and 11.5 miles roundtrip on the loop will get you access to some of Yosemite’s best sights, in a relatively level hiking fashion (including meadows, talus slopes at the base of the granite cliffs, and the Merced River).

Detailed & Delighted // Valentine’s Day in Yosemite

 

4. Bridalveil Falls Hike – year round waterfall views (188 meters high!) make this a must do hike for any Yosemite visit.

Detailed & Delighted // Valentine’s Day in Yosemite

 

5. Half Dome! I’ve never hiked half dome, but I’ve heard it’s fantastic! Views of the entire valley are just part of the full day hike.

Detailed & Delighted // Valentine’s Day in Yosemite

Happy Exploring!

 

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