Yosemite National Park
Some of the world's most beautiful mountain terrain is protected within the 1,170 square miles of Yosemite National Park. Approximately a four hour drive from San Francisco, visitors flock from all over the world to descend upon this stunning park, each wanting to admire its breathtaking views formed by millions of years of glacial activity.
The Park is the size of Rhode Island and has many, many incredible places to visit, the most popular are Yosemite Valley, Wawona and Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, El Capitan, Half Dome, Tuoumne Meadows and Hetch Hetchy.
The famous Tioga Pass that spans the Park from one side to the other, is a fabulous drive through alpine scenery, crystal blue lakes and grassy meadows. However, due to heavy snow fall, this pass is typically only open late May to mid October.