December 10, 2009 at 11:14 pm #30489
Most people plan their trips to Yosemite National Park in the summer, but winter can be a fantastic time to be there. It’s a little easier to get reservations at places like The Ahwahnee or Yosemite Lodge. The restaurants in Yosemite are less crowded as well. In fact, the lines and crowds are smaller everywhere. It may be tough to go this year because reservations are booked pretty solid right now. This is the time of year of the annual Bracebridge Dinner at the Ahwahnee Dining Room. But you should plan ahead and get reservations for next winter now. In addition, if you want to make a last minute trip, call and check they have reservations cancellations all the time.
Check out this site for more info on Yosemite
http://www.smart-tourist.org/yosemite/December 11, 2009 at 1:32 am #31347
Thanks Jean – you are right, Yosemite is fantastic in the winter.
There is also a comments field at the bottom of my main Yosemite article page here:
DaveDecember 11, 2009 at 7:49 pm #31343
I have never been to Yosemite (yet!) – thanks much for the link! It never would have occurred to me to go in winter either, so thanks for that as well 🙂January 24, 2010 at 6:36 pm #31344
Thanks Jean.I’ll be planning to go to Yosemite National Park in next month.it’s Good tips for me that i can go there in winter.:DFebruary 18, 2012 at 7:09 am #31345
Thanks Jean for this information on Yosemite and the best part is that we can go there in winter. I will be planning to go there but due to work I am not getting time but soon I will be there.September 18, 2012 at 8:37 am #31346
I truly agree with you Jean. Yosemite national park can be readily visited in winters if you don’t like crowded streets and restaurants. In addition, you can enjoy all kinds of activities like snow-boarding, ice-skiing along with horse back riding. You can even savor the delicious cuisines prepared for the Chef’s day which fall in Winters.January 28, 2013 at 3:05 pm #31348
For historical luxury – check out the Awhanee Hotel located on Yosemite’s valley floor – or if you don’t stay here, at least take a walk through the lobby and grand hall – a cozy warm place to whittle away an afternoon reading a good book. And I mean book – not kindle or other tablet. Also sunday brunches and meals are very good here.