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 features

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Yosemite National Park?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 372 vacation rentals near Yosemite National Park. From 166 cabins to 319 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Yosemite National Park for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Yosemite National Park?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Yosemite National Park. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort: 2,176 vacation rentals
  • Coarsegold: 497 vacation rentals
  • Mariposa: 433 vacation rentals
  • June Lake: 2,173 vacation rentals
  • Yosemite West: 179 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Yosemite National Park! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Yosemite National Park?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Yosemite National Park:

  • Coarsegold: 497 rentals
  • Mariposa: 433 rentals
  • June Lake: 2,173 rentals
  • Twain Harte: 547 rentals
  • Oakhurst: 456 rentals

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

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

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Yosemite National Park. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bass Lake: 485 rentals
  • Yosemite Falls: 198 rentals
  • Mono Lake: 65 rentals
  • Yosemite Big Oak Flat Entrance: 256 rentals
  • Wawona Visitor Center: 544 rentals

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

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