With snow-dusted peaks, great snowshoeing trails and a waterfall that lights up like fire, winter just might be the best time to visit Yosemite National Park.
All the seasons bring different draws: The consistently warm and sunny weather in summer, flowing waterfalls in spring and the changing leaves in the fall. However, winter snow transforms Yosemite into a dreamy wonderland. Fly into Fresno Yosemite International Airport to pick up your rental car and get your adventure started.
Here are my top six favorite activities to enjoy in Yosemite during the winter.
As you make your way into Yosemite Valley from Wawona, which is the only entry point when the Tioga Pass is closed in the winter, be sure to stop at Tunnel View for one of the most picturesque and most often-photographed spots in the U.S.
When there’s fresh snow covering the trees it truly looks like a dream, though anytime in the winter is wonderful. Half Dome typically wears a crown of snow, and some waterfalls tend to have frozen edges, as well. Be sure to go around sunset to watch the sun light up Half Dome.