Coming from big and crazy Las Vegas, the Yosemite National Park in Northern California was a whole new experience. The little portion of the park we were able to see was absolutely beautiful. I was constantly putting my head out the window while driving through. We stopped at a few waterfalls and hiked to the mirror lake where the mountain reflects in.
Even though the Grand Canyon was more “special” and had a greater wow-effect, I would choose Yosemite for a longer trip. I can only imaging how nice a longer hike and a picnic there would be. The air was clean, fresh, but the sun kept us from freezing.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t see the famous Sequoia trees due to the time.
The trip went on to the coast.