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By: Esteban Obregon

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**Photo Courtesy of www.redwoodsinyosemite.com

Five Spectacular Things to Do in Yosemite

Are you looking for a new adventure for your family during spring break? Travel to Yosemite National Park and take in all of the must-see sights — from the Giant Sequoia trees to the majestic waterfalls, and so much more.

While there are endless things to do and see during a trip to Yosemite, you should consider these five popular activities and sights that will make your trip even more memorable. You should also consider staying in one of the amazing cabins in Yosemite National Park that are nestled right in the right of the surrounding landscape.

Hike to a Stunning Waterfall

Take a hike to one of the most iconic waterfalls in the world—Yosemite Falls. The path is paved, making it family friendly. You can also make treks to the dramatic Vernal, Bridal Veil and Sentinel Falls.

Watch a Meteor Shower

Because meteor showers can be predicted, many lodging and accommodation companies offer packages that include meteor shows. You’ll have an astronomer as a guide, with telescopes to bring those meteors up close and personal. These packages also include transportation to a viewing spot to see the meteors soar across the night sky.

Play Among the Wildflowers

Enjoy vast meadows full of yellow poppies, purple spider lupines, vibrant pink redbuds, violets, evening primrose and much more. Take in the colors and scents of this spectacular view and of course, take a few photos.

Explore the Giant Sequoias

As tall as a 26-story building, these giant trees are estimated to be between 1,800 and 2,700 years old. The largest of the trees, General Sherman, is thought to be the largest living thing in the world. Your children will probably want to give these big trees a hug or two for the perfect photo opportunity. 

Take in the Starry Night

The Starry Skies Over Yosemite program will take you on a hike to a spot in the valley undisturbed by light pollution. You’ll lie on your back and look up into the sparkly night sky like you’ve never seen it before. If you go during a full moon, you won’t need a flashlight to illuminate your way on this spectacular hike.