An easy walk to 620-foot/189-meter Bridalveil Falls takes you to an overlook point below its billowing cascade.A more demanding hike to Vernal and Nevada Falls ascends granite steps to the brink of two massive drops, where you can watch the entire Merced River plunge over the rocky ledge.Any drive into the valley is beautiful, but the Tunnel View, accessed via Highway 41 from Wawona, on the park’s south side, is perhaps most legendary—and photographed.
Famous for grand-dame Victorians, classic cable cars, dynamic diversity, a beautiful waterfront, and a soaring crimson bridge, the “City by the Bay” is the perfect place to start any adventure.
For a novel way to explore “the City by the Bay” park your car and explore by foot, bike, and unique public transportation.
For those who travel alone, the warmth of the natives is as important as the sites.
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Among Yosemite’s many bragging rights, its waterfalls rank high.
In the list of the world’s 20 tallest waterfalls, Yosemite Valley scores three spots for Yosemite Falls, Sentinel Fall, and Ribbon Fall.This loop tour through the northern half of the state takes in 10 of the region’s favorite destinations, including San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and the towering redwoods along the wild and scenic north coast.It may measure less than 50 square miles/130 square kilometers, but San Francisco justly ranks as one of the greatest cities in the world.(Adhere to all safety signs and stay behind all ropes and signs.) One of the most photographed regions of Yosemite, Tuolumne Meadows is a wide, grassy expanse bounded by high granite domes and peaks.At elevation 8,600 feet/2,627meters, pristine meadow extends for more than two miles/3.2 km along the Tuolumne River, making it the largest subalpine meadow in the Sierra Nevada.Yosemite Falls holds the undisputed title of the tallest waterfall in North America.