Yosemite National Park is one of the top tourist destinations in the United States. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated in Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. The climate of Yosemite National Park is Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Snowfall is common during the months of November, March and April. Book a cheap hotel online to get the latest promos in cheap hotels.
Before the arrival of the white people in Yosemite National Park, the area was inhabited by the Sierra Miwok and Paiute peoples. The first permanent settlers in Yosemite Valley were the Ahwahnechee tribe. During mid-19th century, the white people started to travel in that area due to the California Gold Rush.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Yosemite National Park hosts numerous events annually, but most of them are held during the month of October including the Fall Festival, Grizzly Century Bike Run and Art Show, North Fork Boosters Bluegrass Festival, Chocolate Festival, Annual Fall Festival & Craft Fair, Fall Art & Wine Festival, Wassama Round House Gathering Days, Sweetest Day and Tarantula Festival. The Yosemite Valley takes pride of its spectacular waterfalls including the Bridalveil Fall and Yosemite Fall. Other must-see sites within the park include the Mariposa Grove, Crane Flat and Glacier Point.
The best way to get around the park is by riding a car, but the traffic in Yosemite Valley is worst during summer. It is best to ride a free shuttle bus to explore the area. You can also opt to rent a bike and there are excellent bike paths in the park.