Destination guide

Be inspired with a trip to Yosemite National Park

Whether you choose a mountain cabin or a hilltop chalet, a stay in Yosemite National Park vacation rentals open you up to a world of amazing outdoor adventure. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a place in America with more outdoor activities than here. It comes as no surprise that Yosemite has inspired artists, like Ansel Adams, for generations: whether you’re bravely scaling the rock face of El Capitan or enjoying a relaxing horseback riding tour through the forest, expect to see stunning natural beauty in every direction.

Things to do

Visit Yosemite National Park’s fantastic museums

Some might argue that the incredible landscape of Yosemite is the greatest attraction of all, but if you want some downtime from exploring the great outdoors, head out from the collection of Yosemite National Park vacation rentals to visit a family-friendly attraction. Drop by the Ansel Adams Gallery to see some of the iconic photos taken by the world’s most famous landscape photographer, Ansel Adams, who photographed Yosemite extensively. The fascinating history of the settlement of Yosemite is presented in 2 excellent museums: Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Yosemite Museum Gallery.


Adventure awaits in Yosemite National Park

There are over 700 miles of trails to hike here, with areas like Yosemite Valley offering hikes that range from the easy Bridalveil Fall Trail to the challenging Half Dome trail. Twelve miles of paved bikeways provide the opportunity to explore the landscape on 2 wheels, and the lakes and rivers also present a wealth of fun things to do. Fishing is popular along the streams and rivers, and kayaking is a great way to explore the picturesque Tenaya Lake. You can also hop on a bus tour to visit idyllic areas like Glacier Point.


Yosemite National Park—a destination for all seasons

The summer months are the best time to book Yosemite National Park vacation rentals if you want to experience the warmest weather during your vacation. June through August enjoy the hottest temperatures, averaging around 70°F, and it’s also the driest part of the year, too. Winters here are cold and there can be a lot of rain, but it’s a great season to visit if you want to enjoy cross-country skiing or make use of the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area. With flowers blooming and the melting snow making the falls even more spectacular, spring is a spectacular time to visit.

Natural features

Explore the incredible landscape of the Yosemite National Park

The stunning, diverse landscape of Yosemite National Park has been drawing visitors from across the world for decades. Magnificent formations like as El Capitan tower into the sky, surrounded by vast valleys and forests which will take your breath away. There are fantastic falls to see, too. Bridalveil Falls and Yosemite Falls are 2 of the most popular; the long, cascading waters providing a just reward for those hiking to see them. Ancient sequoia can live for thousands of years, and three groves exist within the park where you can see these huge, awe-inspiring trees up-close.

Where to stay around Yosemite National Park?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 520 vacation rentals near Yosemite National Park. From 173 Cabins to 246 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Yosemite National Park for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Yosemite National Park?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Yosemite National Park. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mammoth Lakes: 2,127 vacation rentals
  • Yosemite Area: 524 vacation rentals
  • Bass Lake: 590 vacation rentals
  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort: 2,057 vacation rentals
  • Northern California: 21,714 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Yosemite National Park! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Yosemite National Park?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Yosemite National Park:

  • Mammoth Lakes: 2,127 rentals
  • Bass Lake: 590 rentals
  • Mariposa: 624 rentals
  • Groveland: 444 rentals
  • June Lake: 2,123 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Yosemite National Park?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Yosemite National Park. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Yosemite Valley: 789 rentals
  • Yosemite Falls: 334 rentals
  • Mono Lake: 66 rentals
  • Half Dome: 319 rentals
  • Bass lake Recreation Area: 616 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Yosemite National Park listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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