Top things to do

Top Choice American in Yosemite National Park

Mountain Room Restaurant

With a killer view of Yosemite Falls, the window tables at this casual yet elegant contemporary restaurant are a hot commodity. Plates of flat-iron steak, cider-brined pork chops and locally caught mountain trout wo…
Top Choice Cafeteria in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley Food Court

This self-service restaurant has several tummy-filling stations serving a large choice of pastas, burgers, pizza and sandwiches, either made to order or served from beneath heat lamps. Proceed to the cashier and fin…
Top Choice Forest in Yosemite National Park

Mariposa Grove

With their massive stature and multimillennium maturity, the chunky high-rise sequoias of Mariposa Grove will make you feel rather insignificant. The largest grove of giant sequoias in the park, these approximately …
Top Choice Californian in Yosemite National Park

Evergreen Lodge

Creative and satisfying, the Evergreen’s restaurant serves some of the best meals around, with big and delicious breakfasts, three types of burgers (Black Angus beef, buffalo and veggie) and dinner choices including…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Yosemite National Park

Glacier Point

If you drove up here, the views from 7214ft Glacier Point can make you feel like you cheated somehow – a huge array of superstar sights present themselves without any physical effort. A quick mosey up from the parki…
Museum in Yosemite National Park

Nature Center at Happy Isles

An aging but still fun hands-on nature museum, the Nature Center displays explain the differences between the park’s various pinecones, rocks, animal tracks and (everyone’s favorite subject) scat. Out back, don’t mi…
Museum in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Museum

This museum (often closed noon to 1pm) has Miwok and Paiute artifacts, including woven baskets, beaded buckskin dresses and dance capes made from feathers, and Native American cultural demonstrators engage visitors …
National Park in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

The official National Park Service (NPS) website has the most comprehensive and current information.
Pizza in Yosemite National Park

Degnan's Loft

Head upstairs to this convivial place with high-beamed ceilings and a many-sided fireplace, and kick back under the dangling lift chair for decent salads, lasagna and pizza.
Gallery in Yosemite National Park

Ansel Adams Gallery

Few know about it, but original Ansel Adams photographic prints are shown at Yosemite Valley's Ansel Adams Gallery. The curator-led 'Fine Print' tour is limited to five people; call in advance to reserve a spot. For…