Romantic Things To Do in Yosemite National Park



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  • South Entrance (Wawona)
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  • Highway 41 corridor
  • Yosemite's dramatic landscape has long inspired emotional or spiritual responses in people and the best romantic things to do in Yosemite are numerous and diverse.  The scale and timelessness of the natural world here can swallow up one's own life - sharing this place with a special someone gives you an anchor for taking it all in, and provides an enduring touchstone for a relationship. 

    Yosemite weddings number in the hundreds each year and honeymoons in the thousands.  The park's beauty has played a role in the love lives of millions of people over the years; plan to be touched here.

    Dining at the grand Ahwahnee is a key part of Yosemite romance, as is a hand-in-hand stroll on a meadow trail or to the base of Yosemite Falls.  Watch the sunset from the solitary top of Sentinel or North Domes, or get up early for springtime birdsong and sunrise over the Valley's ramparts.  Lay on your back (with a warm blanket!) in Tuolumne Meadows to watch the summer stars glide over the glaciated peaks the way they have for millions of years. 

    Even solo romantics find rich material for the heart or soul here.  Yosemite's wild beauty inspired John Muir's powerful philosophy of environmental stewardship.  Ansel Adams and other artists were called to this holy ground and have lifted many of us with their expressive works.  A mountain lake makes a fine location for meditating on one's sense of place on earth. 

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    Dining at the Ahwahnee

    Northside Drive

    A grand tradition of rustic elegance... read more

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    Mariposa Grove

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    Mariposa Grove Road
    Park at the Wawona Store parking area and walk east 0.25 miles to Forest Dr. The trail head is on the right

    Largest living things on earth... read more

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    Lower Yosemite Falls Day Hike

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    Northside Drive
    (Yosemite Valley)

    An easy half-hour loop to the base of a park icon...
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    Bracebridge Dinner

    40489 Highway 41
    (east of Yosemite Village)

    A Christmas feast at the Ahwahnee... read more

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    Ansel Adams Gallery

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    POB 455
    (Yosemite Valley)

    A shop and gallery featuring Ansel's photography and much more... read more

    Tuolumne Meadows Campground

    P.O. Box 577

    This site is open for tents, campers and RVs with half of the 314 sites available on a first come, first served basis... read more

    Lembert Dome Trail

    P.O. Box 577
    The trail head is at a parking lot north of CA 120 in Tuolumne Meadows at rd. marker T-32. Follow the nature trail that starts here and take off at marker no. 2

    Popular climb that leads to a spectacular view...
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    Yosemite Chapel

    Southside Drive

    The historic chapel across from Yosemite Falls...
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