Why You Should Visit Yosemite National Park In California Right This Minute!

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TV DivaGal is in Los Angeles this week for TV Press Tour. That’s got us thinking about great places to travel in California! The state is one of the best destinations for a vacation in our nation, particularly if you’re going road-tripping.

It isn’t all about the boardwalk at Santa Monica or hearty dining at the Saddle Peak Lodge, either. It’s the state with one of the single best national parks in the U.S., if not the world. As you guessed from the title, we’re talking about Yosemite National Park. It’s not just gorgeous, with all kinds of excitement, but a real hub of culture too.

For more than 3,000 years Sierra Miwok, Mono, Paiute and other Native American groups have lived in this central Sierra Nevada region of California. The terrain offers everything, from hiking, biking and rock climbing to camping, fishing and water activities, with plenty of other events to Snapchat your heart out.

Here are some of the reasons you should check it out!

Perfect Wilderness Territory. If you’re at Yosemite, then one of the best ways to really experience it is getting out in the wilderness. There are visitors’ centers and resorts, but then you miss the view of an explosively clear night sky above a campfire. You can stick to the more populated camping spots with tap water and showers. But if you’re adventurous, take a towable RV with youso you can hit up the more secluded spots. These ones get you even closer to the wilderness and solitude that so many people enjoy about Yosemite.

Outlet For Amazing Cultural Events. Solitude isn’t your only option. Yosemite is unique in being one of the best national parks in the world to host truly awesome events. For example, in the thick of summer, you can get your groove on to a long running series of music performances at Mariposa. Music on the Green features a different band every weekend with good dining to go with it. That’s just one example of the events at Yosemite. You could also check out the country fairs or try some bull riding. They are all just a short trip away.

Breathtaking Vistas. You’re not just going for the culture. You’re heading to Yosemite because you know it has some of the most gorgeous natural landscapes to explore. If you’re willing to tough it out, you’ll want to hike or climb to the more elevated areas. Now we’re not saying you have to try to climb El Capitan, even though the indomitable mountain can make for one of the best points of interest on your horizon. Instead, try the Half Dome trails that put you right in the middle of that immense valley. The landscapes are not to be missed.

Exciting Ways To Check Out The Terrain. Need more of an adrenaline rush? There’s a whole series of rivers and creeks that can give you some of the best white water rafting rides you could ask for. Anyone, from as young as 12 years old, can enjoy the cascading waterfalls of the Merced River. There are the horse rides through some of Yosemite’s wildest terrain that can take you to a whole different era.

If these suggestions haven’t got you itching to go check out Yosemite, what don’t know what will! Get on the road, head out and experience one of the most gorgeous places in the whole country.

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