Your Guide to the Best Things to Do in Yosemite in July

Summer is a great time to take a vacation! Celebrate school being out and the weather warming up by taking the best trip of your life to Yosemite National Park in California. This incredible attraction contains endless opportunities for fun and adventure, especially during the summer months. Take a look at some of the best things to do in Yosemite in July, then start planning the ultimate summer vacation today!

3 of the Best Things to Do in Yosemite in July

1. Experience the Thrill of Whitewater Rafting

Yosemite National Park offers excellent whitewater rafting! There are several different spots for whitewater rafting in Yosemite that have varying levels of difficulty, so visitors of all ages can enjoy this exciting activity. You’ll love feeling the cool spray of the water as you fly down this rushing river, surrounded by some of the park’s most stunning scenery.

2. Gaze in Awe at the Giant Sequoias

Afternoons can get warm and crowded in Yosemite National Park, so try exploring one of the sequoia groves! These areas tend to be a bit cooler and usually contain fewer tourists. You’ll love staring upward at these enormous, towering trees and marveling at their beauty. There’s plenty of wildflowers and wildlife here as well, so be sure to bring along your camera to capture some picturesque nature scenes!

3. Cool off in the Refreshing Water

Last but not least, one of the best things to do in Yosemite in July is to take a dip! This park contains numerous bodies of water, most of which allow swimming (the ones that don’t will have “No Swimming” signs, so pay attention to those). Wear your swimsuit to Yosemite National Park so you can hop into a lake or river during your visit. However, be aware that swimming in certain areas can be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Take a look at the water safety rules of the park before you go so you can have a fun and safe experience!

Come Stay at the Hotel Charlotte to Complete Your Summer Vacation!

A trip to Yosemite in July is guaranteed to be an incredible experience! After an a wonderful day seeing the many stunning landmarks in this park, head to the Hotel Charlotte for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Located in Groveland, CA, right at the gateway of Yosemite National Park, our bed and breakfast is the perfect place to rest your tired feet. You can choose from staying in one of our twelve beautiful rooms or renting one of our cozy vacation rentals, (like the Lavender house pictured here), which have the perfect amount of space for families or groups. Don’t forget to dine at our Fork and Love Restaurant, which prepares some of the finest and freshest meals you’ve ever tasted. We know you’re ready to start planning your dream vacation, so check our availability and book your stay today!

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