Top 3 Things To Do in Yosemite This Labor Day Weekend
Hit the reset button this Labor Day weekend with a getaway to Yosemite National Park. Take the tracks to the trails for the ultimate relaxation (train) station. It’s when you take the train to our Merced or Fresno train station and then hop on our thruway bus partner, YARTS, for a seamless ride into the beauty of Yosemite. Let us also be your virtual tour guide, here are the top three things to do in Yosemite to make the most out of your vacation.
- Looking to disconnect? Take a hike! One of the best ways to experience Yosemite is a boots on the ground approach, literally. There are more than 750 miles of hiking trails, but we suggest you start with one of these two – or both since there is plenty of time this upcoming three-day weekend! If you love breathtaking views, hike up to Vernal Fall via Mist Trail for a refreshing trek alongside the waterfall and enjoy brilliant rainbows peeking through the sunlight. If heights aren’t your thing, make friends with more than 500 mature giant sequoias in Mariposa Grove. Looking up at these peaceful giants is sure to restore your connection to nature.
- Make it more than just a day trip, and bring your special someone for a weekend stay at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, a distinctive AAA Triple Diamond Hotel. Dine in luxury under 34-foot high pine trestles and walk the historic grounds frequented by royalty and presidents alike. It’s the ultimate treat yourself experience, and a longer stay will give you the opportunity to get to know the park like the back of your hand.
- Let your worries drift away as you float through Yosemite Valley in the cool waters of the Merced River, weather permitting. Rent a raft at Half Dome Village to drift the stretch between Stoneman Bridge and Sentinel Beach Picnic Area.
Book your ride into Yosemite National Park via Amtrak San Joaquins and our thruway bus partner, YARTS, to help reduce your carbon footprint and reduce the emissions in the park. Visit amtraksanjoaquins.com to book your ride all in one place!