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20 Incredible Adventures in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite. The very sound of it gives goosebumps, doesn't it?

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Yosemite National Park looms large in the world of exploration and adventure, in no small part due to John Muir's fascination with the place in the late 1800's. The Park draws people from all over the world who come to see its wildness, its waterfalls, its meadows, and to scramble on its rocky trails.

While not all of us (ok, let's be honest, probably none of us) are going to follow in Alex Honnold's footsteps and free solo the iconic Freerider route up El Capitan, there's something for every level of stoke at Yosemite. 

To stay right in the action, and have a soft place to land each night, make one of Aramark's Yosemite Valley lodgings your home base. From the four-star Majestic Yosemite Hotel to the historic canvas tents of Half Dome Village, you're sure to find the right spot to rest your head and be ready for adventure each morning.

When it comes to what to see and do in Yosemite it's hard to pick favorites, but we've given it a shot. Here are a few tried-and-true places to catch a glimpse of Yosemite's magic.

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Cover photo by Joel Bear

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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