Planning a Romantic Getaway Near Yosemite

Jun 14, 2024Things to Do, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is renowned for its awe-inspiring beauty, making it the perfect destination for a romantic escape. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, planning a proposal, or simply wanting to reconnect with your partner, the serene landscapes and charming locales near Yosemite offer a wealth of opportunities for romance. Here’s your guide to planning the ultimate romantic getaway in and around Yosemite National Park.

Sunrise at Glacier Point

Kickstart your romantic adventure with a sunrise visit to Glacier Point. The breathtaking views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, and the Sierra Nevada peaks are sure to leave you and your partner spellbound. Bring a cozy blanket, a thermos of coffee, and enjoy the quiet, intimate moments as the sun rises and bathes the valley in golden light.

Hike to Vernal and Nevada Falls

For couples who love the great outdoors, a hike to Vernal and Nevada Falls offers both adventure and spectacular scenery. The Mist Trail is an exhilarating path that takes you right up to these stunning waterfalls. Hold hands as you feel the mist on your faces and take in the refreshing beauty of these natural wonders.

Stroll Through Historic Mariposa

Step back in time with a visit to the charming town of Mariposa. Wander hand-in-hand through the historic downtown area, exploring unique boutiques, art galleries, and cozy cafes. Don’t miss the Mariposa Museum and History Center, where you can learn about the rich history of the California Gold Rush and the region’s pioneering past.

mariposa at sunrise

Wine Tasting at Local Vineyards

What’s more romantic than a wine tasting adventure? Mariposa County is home to several boutique wineries where you can sample local wines and enjoy stunning vineyard views. Spend an afternoon sipping wine and savoring the flavors of the region, all while basking in each other’s company.

Horseback Riding in the Sierra Foothills

For a truly unique experience, take a guided horseback ride through the scenic Sierra foothills. These tours offer a peaceful and romantic way to explore the beautiful countryside, with plenty of opportunities for memorable photos and quiet moments together.

Indulge in Signature Experiences at Yosemite Resorts

Sweep your partner off their feet from the moment you step inside your room with Yosemite View Lodge’s Deluxe Romance Package. This thoughtfully curated experience includes:

  • Rose petals scattered across the bed
  • Tea light candles to create a warm, intimate ambiance
  • Locally-made chocolate covered strawberries for a sweet treat
  • Chilled sparkling or still wine to toast your love
  • A unique flower arrangement to brighten your stay

These little touches transform your accommodation into a private sanctuary, perfect for celebrating love in the heart of nature.

Romance Package

Picnic by the Merced River

If you’re looking for a cozy and intimate picnic experience, our Cozy Picnic Package is the perfect option. We’ll provide everything you need to create a relaxed and comfortable setting along the beautiful Merced River:

  • Soft blankets and plush pillows for lounging
  • A delicious picnic spread to enjoy together
  • Wine available for an additional fee

Snuggle up and savor your meal while being surrounded by Yosemite’s breathtaking views. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enjoy some quality time together.

Ready to plan your romantic getaway? Visit our website to book your stay and discover more about our Romance and Cozy Picnic packages. Enjoy your trip, and here’s to love and adventure in the heart of Yosemite!