2-Day Summer Itinerary

2-Day Summer Itinerary

DAY 1: 


Start your Yosemite vacation in Curry Village with the Yosemite Mountaineering School Bike-to-Hike program.  You’ll bike ride past Yosemite’s most famous natural landmarks as you head to the trailhead! Once there, you’ll park your bike and begin your hike. Your guide will teach you about Yosemite’s natural history, geology and ecology along the way.


Curry Village's Meadow Grill offers a wide variety of lunch options including burgers, chicken sandwiches, fish sandwiches, salads and numerous vegetarian options all to be enjoyed in the outdoor seating on the expansive deck besides the grill! Another lunchtime option is heading to Degnan’s Kitchen (shuttle stop #4) for pizza, sandwiches, soup, Pete’s Coffee and a variety of grab & go options. 


Rent a raft in Curry Village and spend the afternoon rafting in Yosemite. Cool off and take in the some amazing views during your 3-mile float down the Merced River


The Pizza Patio in Curry Village offers delicious hand-tossed pizza, fresh salads and cold drinks served on the outdoor deck, surrounded by great views of Glacier Point and Royal Arches. Enjoy a refreshing strawberry margarita, beer, wine or creative cocktail next door from the Curry Village Bar. 

DAY 2: 


The Ahwahnee Dining Room offers delicious breakfast menu options such as Eggs Benedict and the Three Egg Omelet. Also offered, is the breakfast buffet with oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, fruit and more traditional breakfast options.

Save a little time for exploring this historic hotel, an art gallery in itself. Designed to highlight its natural surroundings, the stunning interior design includes stained-glass windows, immense natural-stone fireplaces and Native American design elements. This National Historic Landmark will leave you in awe as you start your final day in Yosemite

Tuolumne Meadows

Head up Tiago Pass to the high-country of Tuolumne Meadows. Stop along the way for some gorgeous photo opportunities at Tenaya Lake and Olmsted Point.

Lace up the hiking boots and hit the trails in Tuolumne Meadows, hike to Soda Springs/Parsons Memorial Lodge (easy: 1.5 miles, 1 hour round trip) to witness carbonated cold water bubbling naturally out of the ground, or to Elizabeth Lake (moderate: 4.8 miles, 4-5 hours) for beautiful views of granite peaks reflecting off the crystal clear lake.


Tuolumne Meadow Grill is the perfect stop after your high-country adventure, with a lunch menu offering classic American cuisine such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and vegetarian chili. 

Naturalist Stroll

Head back into the valley to join a Yosemite naturalist for a free, one hour, Naturalist Stroll with topics that include getting to know Yosemite’s trees, the inspiration of John Muir, and the dance between preservation and recreation.


Once you’re back in the Valley head to Basecamp Eatery at the Yosemite Valley Lodge. The Eatery has something for everyone with Italian, classic American, and International menus.

After dinner walk next door to the Mountain Room and cheers to your amazing trip to Yosemite with a slice of New York Style Cheesecake and an Irish coffee.