Yosemite Park by Season
Yosemite in Spring
We love spring in Yosemite for the gushing waterfalls and spring flowers. It's a great season for photographers and a good time for leisurely walks in the meadows.
Yosemite in Summer
Summer is the busiest time in Yosemite - find out how to beat the crowds, get reservations and what you can do only in summer.
Yosemite in Fall
While Yosemite doesn't have much in the way of colorful fall foliage, it's still a good time to visit, after the crowds have gone home and before it gets cold. Special programs start up and there's a meteor shower, too.
Yosemite in Winter
Yosemite National Park sometimes gets snow in winter, even in the Valley. It's also the season for fun events, the Bracebridge Dinners and a good time to avoid the crowds. Find out what the loud noises are that you might hear and where to find rare "frazil" ice.
Yosemite Vintner's Holidays
An event for wine-lovers, held in November and December, the Vintner's Holidays give a chance to sample some great wines and meet the people who make them.
This gala, Christmas-themed, December event is the pinnacle of old-fashioned holiday entertainment, paired with an equally outstanding feast.
Yosemite Chefs' Holidays
Three-day sessions held in January and February at the Ahwahnee Hotel feature up-and-coming chefs and give you a chance to see them do their stuff and collect a few recipes. The accompanying Gala Dinner is an option if you'd rather just eat than learn how to cook.