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Go hiking to see Yosemite in a day
Jun 08

Your Ultimate Guide to Seeing Yosemite in a Day

Countless sights and wonders are waiting for you when you take a trip to Yosemite National Park!  You could spend days and days in this scenic area and still not see everything it has to offer.  However, if you don’t have much time in this park, you can still have an amazing experience!  Discover how to see Yosemite in a day to help you start planning your itinerary.  

4 Tips for Seeing Yosemite in a Day

  1. Plan your Route

Take a good, long look at a Yosemite National Park map before you visit to help you decide which sights you want to see.  While you can’t go wrong with exploring any of Yosemite’s countless trails and waterfalls, there are a few especially spectacular areas that most visitors declare you can’t leave without seeing first.  Bridalveil Fall is one spot you won’t want to skip; it’s a short walk with unbelievable views.  Glacier Point is another must during your quest to see Yosemite in a day; it offers unparalleled panoramic views of the park.  Yosemite Falls is an additional, gorgeous waterfall that’s easy to access.

  1. Pack the Right Gear

Enjoy your day in Yosemite to the fullest by coming prepared with everything you need for the best day ever!  Although the mornings tend to start out a bit chilly, the trails will definitely warm up throughout the day, so wearing multiple layers with your sturdy hiking boots is definitely recommended.  Sunscreen and bug spray are bound to come in handy; you’ll also need plenty of water and some snacks to keep you well-fed and hydrated throughout the day.  Last but not least, don’t forget to bring along your camera; you won’t want to miss the opportunity to capture all these breathtaking sights and views!

  1. Take a Tour

Let a knowledgeable guide show you some of the finest attractions in this area!  There are all kinds of Yosemite tours you can take to see and learn about this one-of-a-kind park.  Whether you want to explore by bus, by foot, or even by horseback, you’ll find your perfect guide here.  

  1. Rent a Bike

Bikes are your key to seeing even more of Yosemite National Park in such a short time!  Several convenient Yosemite bike rental companies are located throughout this area to give visitors the opportunity to see this park while biking.  Take a look at their hours, locations, and rates to help with your planning process.

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Complete your adventure in Yosemite by treating yourself to a stay in the most luxurious lodging possible!  Hotel Charlotte is a historic bed and breakfast in Groveland, California, located conveniently at the gateway of Yosemite, that offers comfortable furnishings and excellent amenities within a charming, rustic environment.  Choose from staying in one of our twelve lovely rooms or renting one of our cozy vacation cottages.  You can explore the many attractions of our surrounding area, or simply spend time unwinding in our relaxing environment; we have an elegant living room, friendly and helpful staff, and even our very own restaurant to accommodate all of your needs!  Don’t wait another minute to start planning your dream vacation; check our availability and book your stay today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Yosemite, download our free Vacation Guide today!

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