Every year, millions of visitors trek out to the eastern edge of central California to see the splendor that is Yosemite National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yosemite is famous for its towering waterfalls, majestic granite cliffs, giant sequoia trees, scenic canyons, and wide-ranging wildlife. The summits El Capitan and Half Dome are among Yosemite’s most popular sites, but there is so much more to discover. (Nearly 750,000 acres, actually.) And exploration methods in Yosemite — hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, driving, river rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing — are nearly as vast as the national park itself.
What better way to end a day packed with outdoor activities than to soak in a saltwater hot tub, snack on fireside s’mores, or simply watch the sunset from your cabin deck? Here are the best places to stay for your great California adventure in America’s third-oldest national park.