Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park

The waterfalls, mountains and riverfront display a scene truly unique to Yosemite National Park. Well known for its hiking, skiing and lake, this scenic city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions such as Glacier Point and Half Dome. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Yosemite National Park

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like hiking and skiing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Yosemite National Park a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Swinging Bridge Picnic Area (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Cathedral Beach Picnic Area (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Badger Pass (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Wawona Golf Course (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (20.2 mi / 32.5 km)
  • Butterfly Creek Winery (22 mi / 35.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is well known for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, February, December or March, when snowfall averages 35.83 inches and temperatures average -2°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Yosemite National Park

Beautiful waterfalls, stunning river views and beautiful parks are a few of the stunning natural features that Yosemite National Park boasts. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Yosemite National Park is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Glacier Point (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Half Dome (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Yosemite Falls (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • El Capitan (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Vernal Falls (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Mariposa Grove (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Yosemite National Park

The nearest airport is in Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite), located 28.7 mi (46.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Mammoth Lakes, CA (MMH-Mammoth Yosemite), which is 42.4 mi (68.2 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Yosemite Area?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 432 holiday rentals around Yosemite Area. From 118 cabins to 226 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Yosemite Area is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Yosemite Area?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Yosemite Area. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Yosemite National Park: 494 holiday rentals
  • Mariposa County: 840 holiday rentals
  • Mammoth Mountain: 1,932 holiday rentals
  • Mariposa: 559 holiday rentals
  • Groveland: 421 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Yosemite Area! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Yosemite Area?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Yosemite Area with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Mariposa: 559 holiday homes
  • Groveland: 421 holiday homes
  • Mammoth Lakes: 1,993 holiday homes
  • Pinecrest: 90 holiday homes
  • Long Barn: 129 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Yosemite Area?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Yosemite Area. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cathedral Range: 1,990 holiday rentals
  • Bass Lake: 536 holiday rentals
  • Yosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance: 376 holiday rentals
  • Mariposa Grove: 811 holiday rentals
  • Yosemite Falls: 313 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Yosemite Area listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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