Fall Family Vacation or Day Trip to Yosemite
Yosemite National Park’s temporary day-use vehicle reservation system comes to an end on Friday, October 1, giving more visitors an opportunity to explore Yosemite Mariposa County in full and removing restrictions from the trip-planning process.
The expiration of required reservations comes at a great time as lodging prices begin to drop in autumn and into the winter and Yosemite National Park remains open at all entrances. Also dropping are the temperatures, which means that Yosemite will be wide open for the best time to hike the park’s hundreds of miles of trails.
Even with the end of the reservation system, trip planning is still a key component of making a vacation a memorable one for all the right reasons. There is so much to see and do that planning an itinerary in advance is key to having a great experience. Arrive at the park’s gates early and stay late to maximize your time in this natural wonder and enjoy stunning sunsets from places like Taft Point and Glacier Point.