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Three Things to Do at Yosemite National Park

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Three Things to Do at Yosemite National Park

story by: House of Travel

One of the USA's premier nature reserves, the Yosemite National Park is home to some truly stunning scenery.

Here are three things you simply must do when you head to this Californian beauty. 

See the waterfalls
This park is famous for its 21 cascading waterfalls, with torrents gushing over high granite cliffs. 

Check them out in early summer as the snow melts so they're truly thundering. 
The Yosemite Falls is the sixth highest waterfall in the world, but there are plenty of other beautiful, smaller falls, too.

Sentinel Falls might not reach quite the same dizzying heights as the Yosemite Falls, but it's still mesmerising. 

Horsetail Fall is smaller still, but makes for a mind-bending spectacle during February when the sun sets and the water reflects the colour, making it appear a fiery orange. It's an absolute must-see. 

Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Want to gaze upon some of the biggest trees in the world? Head to Yosemite's southern entrance and see around 500 giant sequoia trees, some older than 3,000 years of age. 

Hike some of the nature trails that will lead you to some of the most impressive trees.
Take a few photographs beneath the gentle giants and marvel at nature's majestic creations.

Take in the views of Glacier Point 
For spectacular views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls and more, visit Glacier Point. It's accessible via car throughout the months of May to October, and in the remaining part of the year can be experienced by cross-country skiers. 

Head to the lookout from the parking lot - you'll be almost 1,000 metres high! Gaze out at the stunning landscape, take some snaps and maybe even stay until nightfall to get a jaw-droppingly beautiful view of the stars.

With all this to do and more at Yosemite National Park, why not make it the destination of your next break?

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