Looking for something to do? The Hotel Charlotte is nearby many great attractions, activities, and areas of interest.
Walking Tours/Hiking/Backpacking - Yosemite features four guided walking tours including a bike tour, slow paced scenic tour, "The Story Within the Stone" Tour, and a longer adventure hike. Along with the wonderful walking tours, there are also opportunities for private hikes and backpacking trips to explore the many wonders Yosemite has to offer.
Shuttle Tours - Another great option for visiting Yosemite is to do so by shuttle tours. These include trips to the Valley Floor, Glacier Pont or Tuolumne Meadows. There are also some unique night tours - the Valley Moonlight Tour or the Glacier Point Stargazing Tour. Some of these tours can be taken one way, giving you a great opportunity to hike back.
For Kids - Yosemite is a great destination for children, offering programs like Wee Wild Ones Preschool Program, Junior Ranger Program, Story Time and Children's Theatre.
Y*explore Yosemite Adventures - Custom guided Yosemite tours in every month (Adventure Hikes, Half Dome Hikes, Backpack Trips, Nature Walks, Birding, Snowshoeing, and Photo Workshops). We guarantee small group sizes for a personalized experience with professional local guides.
Columbia - Historic Gold Rush Town - Want to step back in time? Columbia is the perfect place to be enveloped in a quintessential Gold Rush experience. This town was established in 1850 when gold prospectors set up camp. It retains much of its Gold Rush charm thanks to shop keepers in traditional costume, a Main Street lined with authentic storefronts, and pedestrian-only roads.
Murphys - Old West meet Wine Tasting - The Murphys, California of today, known as "Queen of the Sierra", grew from a single trading post and gold mining operation in 1848. Murphys combines the old with the new, thanks to its historic buildings which now house updated shops, restaurants, and many entertainment options. With over 26 wine tasting rooms and an olive oil tasting room, Murphys is the perfect day trip that will tantalize your taste buds and let you explore the up and coming world of Calaveras County Wine!
Sonora - Gold Rush Town and County Center - In 1848, Sonora, California was named after Sonora, Mexico, in homage to the hometown of many of the gold miners who helped establish it. Today Sonora retains much of its Gold Rush architecture and allure, but is also known to be a center for modern culture in Tuolumne County.
Visit the Sequoias! - See some of the tallest, biggest and oldest living trees in the world. Nearby there are three options, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Merced Grove, or Calaveras Big Trees.
Explore Caverns - A great day trip would be to explore the nearby caverns including Moaning Cavern, Black Chasm Caverns, Gold Cliff Mine and California Cavern. Choose from four different locations, providing you the choice to see the caves from all different perspectives including walking, rafting, or even ziplining above.
Whitewater Rafting - The Tuolumne river is one of the best overnight rafting runs in California, if not the world. It is best known for its numerous and exciting Class IV rapids in an amazing "Wild and Scenic" river canyon.
For beginners, the Merced river might be a better choice. This is the closest a river can come to being like an amusement park ride. Rolling waves and speedy currents characterize its rapids.
Fly Fishing - Explore our beautiful rivers with a day filled with fly fishing. Beginning fly fishers, intermediates, and experts alike will all benefit from a guided trip. Yosemite Sierra Fly Fishing strives to increase your knowledge and understanding of fly fishing in a relaxing, fun, and safe environment. Your experience will be as much about having fun as it is about catching fish.