High Sierras, California

Yosemite National Park

One of the world's most beloved national parks, Yosemite awes visitors with its towering monoliths and waterfalls, especially Yosemite Falls. Half Dome provides photographers with an enduring subject. Glacier Point offers sweeping views. A driving tour along the park's Tioga Road, one of the continent's most scenic drives, is a summertime must-do. In winter, ice skate at the rink at Curry Village or ski at Badger Pass.