Camping in Yosemite
Humility comes in big doses at Yosemite National Park. There are waterfalls taller than skyscrapers, towering granite faces, and ancient giant sequoias in vast swaths of wilderness. Stay at the park's Housekeeping Camp and get a jaw-dropping view of two iconic Yosemite spots: Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.
Along a sandy bank on the Merced River, Housekeeping Camp sees generations of families that return each year to the convenient site. The camp's 266 concrete-walled tents, which sleep up to six, are great for families who want to stay outdoors without the hassle of setup and teardown. It's an ideal base for park activities like rafting three miles down the Merced ($29 per adult, $24 per child) and two-hour horseback rides to Mirror Lake.