Badger Pass Ski Area Considered the "original Northern California ski area', these slopes have welcomed families for generations with an incredible sundeck to soak in some rays. At 7,200-8,000 feet, ski / snowboard lessons and rentals are also available.
California State Mining and Mineral Museum Explore the Earth's bounty and California's mining history here with a collection of over 13,000 objects. One Gold Rush specimen that particularly stands out is the Fricot "Nugget', at a whopping 13.8 pounds!
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Lucrative slot machines, fast-paced table games, delicious dining and live entertainment awaits guests at this Sierra foothills casino, where natural splendor meets modern comfort in the name of fun.
Half Dome Hike Not for the faint of heart, you'll want to prepare for this famous 14-16 mile Yosemite hike. Ascending a total of 4,800 feet, the last climb to the summit requires the use of metal cables bolted in the granite.
Mariposa Museum & History Center An impressive collection of American Indian and pioneer artifacts fills this museum's historic ground, including a bark teepee, authentic mining equipment, original period artwork, wagons, stagecoaches and a real working gold stamp mill.
Mariposa Grove Many of the 500 giant sequoias in this special area near the South Entrance to Yosemite are 3,000 years old or more. No trip to the park is complete without witnessing their awesome, humbling beauty firsthand.
The Ahwahnee Hotel Perfectly married with the spectacular scenery of Yosemite, this historic hotel is a landmark all its own, blending architectural styles from around the world. Equally as impressive as its stunning facade, the elegant interior is also a must-see.
Willow Creek Trail & Angel Falls Accessible from the Willow Creek parking area off Road 274 or North Shore Road, this deceptively short 2.7-mile trail is one of the more challenging in Yosemite, steeply winding past 2 of its most famous waterfalls.
Yosemite Falls Falling a jaw-dropping total of 2,425 feet, no waterfall in North America is taller. It's truly a sight to behold. Lost Arrow Spire, another prominent landmark, is adjacent to the falls as well.
Yosemite National Park One of America's most famous parks, few compare to the majesty of this California legend. Notable sights throughout its 800 miles of hiking trails include giant sequoias, Yosemite Falls and the 13,114-foot summit of Mount Lyell.