Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Three Things to Do at Yosemite National Park Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA 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? Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.