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Trip List by Naturefreak

Yosemite with a Little One

Sep 10, 2006  Been there, done that - got some tips ;o)
3.5 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

Being in the Great Outdoors with a little one has it's challenges. You're best to go prepared and use your time wisely.

  • Category: Roadtrip
  • 1. Hounds Tooth B&B - Oakhurst

    We stayed in their cottage (4 of us) and they provided a crib and VHS (plus movies). The lodging was clean & comfortable. It had a 2 person jacuzzi to relax in and a porch with privacy. We all adored it, especially the little one (safe). The breakfast was delicious.

  • 2. Valley Bike Shop Curry Village

    We started in Curry Village. Renting was a little expensive but if you rent for all day, you get a better hourly rate. Get there early for the better bike choice. The little one will go in a trailer so bring a comfort item and a blanket or pillow to try and make it comfortable for them (we prefer bike seats). A bottle will help to sooth them (if they take one). Biking the valley was really nice. Valley isn't as big as you'd think.

  • 3. Walk / Stroll Around

    Some of our favorite times were just pushing the stroller and walking. You see the wildlife and really take everything in. You can stop and read the posting/information and educate yourself on the surroundings. Schedule some time to just "stroll".

  • 4. Glazier Point

    Drive there, you won't get a more spectacular view (without hiking). There was even a path the baby (handicapped) walked around on. Buy an ice cream (reasonable). Enjoy!

  • 5. Drive Tioga Pass / See Tenya Lake - Stop!

    Tioga Pass is the highest elevated drive in CA. It's awesome to drive and has some of the best views. Stop along the way. There is a Deli, Grill & even postcards & a post office by the Meadows. We picked up some cheeseburgers and fries (very good) and headed back to Tenya Lake (10 minutes) to enjoy the scenery. We called it "Our Cheeseburgers in Paradise". Your little one can take a dip even and play in the sand. Nice picnic tables are provided.

  • 6. Important - Mid Week is Key

    Do Yosemite on a Monday - Thursday. They say weekends are a zoo. We went on a Mon. & Tues. and there was hardly a soul around. Peace & Quiet ooh Serenity! We should have stayed at least 4 days but we still enjoyed!

  • 7. See the Sequioas on your way Out!

    The trees are enormous! Take some pics with them. They are over 2000 years old.