10 Incredible Things to Do at Yosemite National Park
Looking for some adventure for your family? From majestic water falls to Giant Sequoia trees, check out these must-see travel sights for any Yosemite vacation
Hike out to a waterfall.
The path to the foot of Yosemite Falls, arguably the most iconic, picture-worthy site in the park, is paved, which means you can drive to a parking lot then take a stroller-ready "hike" along a mossy, lazy lagoon to the misty bottom. (The roar of the falls drowns out the slew of Japanese tourists. Seriously.) If your kids are older, like in the 5- to 12-year-old range, trek up for a closer view of dramatic but serene Verno, Bridalveil, or Sentinel Falls. The best part of these hikes isn't the gush at the end, though. The forest has a deep scent from the Sugar Pines and Incense Cedars that is unmistakable. You know those tree cutouts that dangle from the rear-view? This is what they wish they could smell like.