Me and a friend of mine have a big trip to Cali planned out for mid April. We are looking to fly into LA spend some time with a family member I have there for a day, then make our way to Big Sur, and over to Yosemite Valley for a couple days. What is a must see between Yosemite Valley and LA? We are forced to take western side of park back as I've been informed Tioga Pass will be closed when we go there, plus I've already seen as far as Mono Lake on the East side anyways, so I guess I just wondered what is interesting and a must see on the drive back to LA on the west side of yosemite. Even something as simple as an hour stay, or visit. Or a quick lake to visit, or any scenic little trails to hit up. Something that can break up the long trek back to LA that makes us feel like we accomplished even more!
I also wondered about perhaps flying into LA, driving up the coast and over to Yosemite, and flying back to Canada from Fresno Yosemite Airport?? Do you think this is possible with car rentals, and affordable? I know it gets expensive switching airports and cities, just wondered if fresno is cheaper!