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A Beginners Guide to Yosemite National Park

Nestled in the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains of California is Yosemite National Park. With an estimated 4 million annual visitors, it’s no wonder why Yosemite makes most travel enthusiasts bucket lists, including ours. It’s one of those special places that you can’t visit just once. Even if you managed to cover everything in your visit, it’s so beautiful you won’t be able to resist the urge to return again and again. However, if you’re determined to get the most out of your first visit to Yosemite, we’ve got you covered.

In this beginner’s guide, we provide an excellent overview to help make your trip a worthwhile experience that you’ll remember for years to come. There is so much to cover between the mountain ranges, green pastures, and raging falls and it can be extremely overwhelming for a first-timer. We help you strategize what to see and how to get the biggest bang for your proverbial buck so that your first trip is a monumental one.

And if you want to truly have a premium experience, stay right in the park, and be able to move from location to location with ease- then you need to navigate to our rental page and book your fully-loaded converted campervan. With it, you’ll get premium features like unlimited miles, 24/7 roadside assistance, and all the trimmings of lodging that goes wherever you go! So pack up, book your rental, and get on with your epic Yosemite experience!

Start at the Visitor Center

Yosemite Visitor Center

You might be surprised to hear this, but the ride into the park is one of the most beautiful you’ll ever see. Whether it’s your first time or your 50th, it will take your breath away every time you see it. But as unbelievable as the drive is, there is so much more to the park than what you can see from your car.

Our first recommendation is to enter through the Yosemite Valley entrance and stop off at the Valley Visitor Center. You’ll meet local rangers who can answer your questions and provide you with some tips and ideas for experiences that will suit your party. You can also take the opportunity to learn more about the history of the park which will orient you and give you a good foundation to begin your exploration.