Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is the crown jewel of California, or as President Teddy Roosevelt once described it: a cathedral more beautiful than man could ever build. The park is located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the biggest attraction is Yosemite Valley. This valley was carved out by a glacier and is flanked by two gigantic granite rock walls. Many rock climbers come to the park to try to climb the famous cliffs.
Others chose to hike to the beautiful waterfalls or through Mariposa Grove. Here, the trees are so high that you cannot even see the tops. Other highlights are Glacier Point, where you have a spectacular view of the valley, and Tioga Road, the highest road in the US. The park is home to ancient giant sequoias and to hundreds of species of birds and mammals. Experience the true tranquillity of the High Sierra.