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10 Winter Savings Secrets and Travel Tips for Your Yosemite Adventure

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Yosemite/Mariposa is majestic all year-round but did you know it especially beautiful (and affordable!) in winter. See our top ten tips for experiencing an unforgettable winter vacation in Yosemite. 1. Stay and Ski Packages Want to hit the slopes this season? Did you know that Yosemite’s Badger Pass is the most affordable winter ski destination… Read more »

Find Something for Everyone on the List!

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Looking for heartfelt, unique and special gifts?  Plan a visit to Yosemite/Mariposa County. Stroll the main street shops of historic Mariposa for an eclectic mix of country-themed gifts, woodworking, fair trade world imports, and antiques. Stop by the charming Chocolate Soup and visit their multiple rooms and outbuildings each with a special theme, from their… Read more »

Focus on Wellness in the New Year

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When developing or maintaining wellness-focused habits, it takes more than simply eating right or being active to lead a whole and healthy lifestyle. And between busy schedules and tempting treats, even the most devoted of fitness buffs can be led astray from time to time. Whether it’s time for a reset or a brand new… Read more »

A Mountain Thanksgiving

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We are thankful for a beautiful Yosemite! All month long there opportunities to have fun and enjoy the beauty of Yosemite/Mariposa County. Visit now to enjoy great seasonal events and the beauty of the valley. For pre-Thanksgiving fun enjoy the Vintners’ Holidays at The Ahwahnee Hotel. Daily wine-tastings and sessions with winemakers make for an… Read more »

Honoring Our Vets

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Yosemite/Mariposa honors those who have served our nation. Yosemite National Park will offer free admission to the public in honor of Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  This fee free day is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and… Read more »

Top Five Yosemite Places to Escape the Zombie Apocalypse

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Are you prepared? Renowned for beautiful scenery, did you know Yosemite is also a great place for your zombie escape plans? See our top five picks for your zombie getaway. #5. Yosemite Falls – the tough climb to the top of Yosemite Falls offers some great cardio training for when you will inevitably have to… Read more »

Autumn Photography Escapes!

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There is just something magical about autumn in Yosemite. The low-angled light casts a golden glow over granite, the sugar maples and black oaks erupt with fiery color, and a serenity rests over the valley after the bustle of the summertime crowds subsides. Capture this magical time with your camera. Photographers will barely make it… Read more »

Tastes of the Season

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Cheers! Time to celebrate the fruits of the season, say farewell to summer, and hello to delicious food and drink. Autumn is a great time to getaway on a food and wine escape and Yosemite/Mariposa County has lots of options to satisfy any appetite. Proximity to the lush valleys that are the agricultural center of… Read more »

Yosemite Fall Colors

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Yosemite National Park has several varieties of trees that change with the seasons to reveal beautiful fall colors. All spring and summer leaves have been using pigments (chlorophylls, xanthophyll, and carotenoids) to make food from air, water, and sunlight. As temperatures cool and days get shorter, leaves on deciduous trees stop producing chlorophylls and the… Read more »