See the sights near California's Yosemite vacation rentals on your visit. One of California's best places of interest is Yosemite National Park. This large park is over 1,000 square miles and features wilderness, wildlife and recreational activities. There's plenty to do and see, so put on your comfortable attire and head out. Don't worry. You'll be back in the comfort of your Yosemite vacation home by nightfall.
Yosemite National Park is home to many waterfalls. This is a rundown on nine of the best in the park. Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in the world. It consists of three individual falls: upper Yosemite, middle cascades and lower Yosemite. The falls are better seen during November through July, with April to June being peak months. Bring a camera if you come during this time; the falls are considered magnificent.
Bridalveil and Vernal Falls flow all year round. Bridalveil flows with force during the spring. It's also the first waterfall seen by park visitors. During the summer months, Vernal separates into several smaller falls. These smaller falls don't put out as much water as during the spring.
Nevada and Ribbon Falls are best in May. Reach Nevada Fall by a hiking trail, and Ribbon is easy to get to by car. Another waterfall to look for is Horsetail Falls. These famous falls appears to have an orange glow during the day. People compare the glow to the color of fire. It can also be reached by car.
The last three falls are Illilouette, Wapama and Chilnualna Falls. Although they flow all year round, they have incredible flows during the month of May.
Yosemite Visitor Center
Learn about Yosemite by making your first stop at the visitor's center. Here is where you'll see exhibits on the park's wildlife, history and a short film of the park. Also get all the information you need for hiking, nature watching and places of interest.
Right next to the visitor's center is the Yosemite Museum. This is a great place to learn about the first people of the Yosemite area. The Miwok and Paiute Indians lived off the land. They also made intricate bead-work and baskets, which are demonstrated at the museum.
Nature Center at Happy Isles
The Nature Center at Happy Isles is great for families with kids. The center has interactive activities and historical exhibits on display. Nearby are four separate and interesting trails: forest, river, talus and fen. Explore these areas for more information about nature and the environment.
The Ansel Adams Gallery
The Ansel Adams Gallery first opened in 1902 as Best's Studio. Now this fantastic gallery features photographs, contemporary art and landscapes. There are always new artwork and exhibitions available, so make The Ansel Adams Gallery a place to see when you come to Yosemite National Park.
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