Yosemite National Park
The world-renowned views of Yosemite National Park are infamous for the steep granite cliffs, tremendous stretches of land loaded with giant trees, and majestic waterfalls. From Glacier Point, see stunning sights like Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and Yosemite Falls (accessible by car from late May through November). Explore the park to see other landmarks like El Capitan, Bridalveil Falls, and the gorgeous Tuolumne Meadows. Or let someone else do the driving and take advantage of YARTS (Yosemite Area Transportation System)--a regularly scheduled, fixed public bus route that operates year-round. YARTS takes travelers into Yosemite and allows you to enjoy the scenery in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus safely.
A new vehicle reservation system will be implemented at Yosemite National Park in 2024. Reservations will be required to enter the park from 5 am to 4 pm on the following days:
April 13 to June 30: Reservations required Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
July 1 to August 16: Reservations required daily
August 17 to October 27: Reservations required Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Travelers entering outside of those hours do not require a reservation. Half-day passes will also be available for guests to be able to enter the park at noon. Reservation passes will be valid for 3 days.
Before you visit, stay updated on the latest park conditions by visiting the National Park Service website.