With its wide-open spaces, beautiful views and non-stop outdoor activities, Yosemite National Park is a magnet for families. Book into one of Yosemite’s family-friendly hotels and explore nature trails, wild swimming spots, Gold Rush museums and charming mountain towns with adventure playgrounds.
Family-Friendly Hotels near Yosemite National Park
The towns and villages surrounding Yosemite offer some wonderful family-friendly accommodation. There are plenty of family inns, lodges and resorts here that welcome children and do everything they can to ensure that the whole family has a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Family-friendly facilities vary from hotel to hotel, but you can expect to find extra beds, cots, blackout blinds, fridges and microwaves in many places. Some hotels offer babysitting or childcare and many have children’s pools, playgrounds and arcades for older children.
Child-Friendly Activities in Yosemite National Park
Children will love visiting Yosemite National Park. Even little legs will be able to manage some of the shorter walks in the park – and there are over 800 miles of trails to choose from. Older children can enjoy a longer hike or try out mountain biking, horse riding, rock climbing or rafting. Children will also enjoy a walk amongst the giant sequoia trees. Visit them at Mariposa Grove or Stanislaus National Forest. Yosemite runs an excellent junior ranger programme, including a special Little Cubs programme for smaller children. Find out more about this at the visitor centre in Yosemite Village.
Fun on the Slopes: Winter in Yosemite
In winter kids can have a go at skiing or snowboarding. Mammoth Mountain, to the east of the park, offers an extensive ski area with ski lessons available. You can also try the smaller Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area, a little way southwest of Yosemite Valley. If you’re headed to Mammoth, you won’t have direct access to Yosemite National Park itself, as heavy snowfall closes the Tioga Road.
Whatever you plan to do in this stunning national park, you can be sure of a good choice of family accommodation. Use Expedia’s search filters to find your ideal family-friendly hotel in Yosemite National Park.