If you go to California, it is almost mandatory to go to Yosemite National Park. The park is pretty close to San Fransisco and it is so easy to get there. My boyfriend Håkan and I went there by car, since we were on an US road trip, but it is also accessible via bus and other transportation.
We were pretty unlucky when we went there, because the Nevada’s were caught in a lot of smoke due to wildfires spreading in the area. We could see a little bit the first day when we arrived but then it kind of just clogged up. The views disappeared on us. That is why we did not have the time we wish we would have while being there.
The smoke is getting in the way of our view.
The American favorite
But the time we had we could really see why this is an American favorite destination. It is extraordinary beautiful. The big granite mountains are rounded by the winds. It is just spectacular to be here.
The granite mountains.
The mountain is also much cooler than being down inland California. So it is much nicer being up here! We went on a couple of smaller hikes since we did not have the time to do more. But we loved the place. Go there.
Forests and viewpoints.
I will give Yosemite 4 out of 5 stars.
It is so beautiful. But there are actually even more beautiful places out in the world!