Most families seek to find fun and exciting activities and things to see when taking kids on family vacations. However, finding something that combines this with a touch of education is not so difficult. California's Yosemite National Park is one sure place to check out. With varied accommodation to suit all budgets and summer and winter activities, most tour companies will include these in inclusive packages.
Yosemite is guaranteed to keep kids smiling and opening their mouths with sighs of delight. The park is characterized by huge trees, boulders, waterfalls, lakes, forests and even geological formations. An all inclusive package includes accommodation, free meals for kids at the local lodge and a wealth of things to do and see.
Kids are sure to enjoy camping, hiking, horse riding, skiing and rock climbing. In fact, the park provides a range of individual tours that can be included, such as kids' mountaineering courses, hiking expeditions, naturalist tours and junior ranger programs.
Traffic into the park can be fairly heavy in the summer, and accommodations and camping spots hard to secure, so it is best to book ahead. The best starting point is at the visitor center and Yosemite village, where kids can spend hours roaming through the stores, nibbling in restaurants or getting fitted for cycling or horse riding.
Some exciting attractions that kids enjoy include El Capitan, a massive granite rock formation that is the largest on the planet, Yosemite Falls, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Grizzly Giant, Tuolumne Meadows, Tioga Road and Pass, Glacier Point and the Half Dome. These can be combined with hiking and camping for an added thrill.