Fall travel guide

Explore beaches, back roads, vineyards, and more during the West's golden season

18 great California fall trips

It's a perfect time to explore the coast towns, tasting rooms, foodie havens, and natural wonders

Yosemite Valley
David Zaitz

Catch the golden season at Yosemite

Quiet hikes and lazy picnics are yours for the taking in autumn. Before winter comes, take a long weekend to see the best of what the park has to offer.

Three days are a perfect chunk of time to explore the park's three main areas: Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite Valley, and Wawona. Plan to stay in the valley―it's central to everything, and reservations are easier to come by at this time of year.

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