Ultimate List of Things to do in Yosemite National Park

“Yosemite’s natural beauty cleans and warms like a fire. None can escape its charms. “― John Muir The good reasons why Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the USA are endless. Nothing is quite like the satisfaction felt when… Read More

What Giant Redwood Forest is Closest to San Francisco?

What is it like to walk in a towering redwood forest? The feeling is hard to describe. After spending time among these giant redwoods, our guests have called them “majestic,” “tranquil,” “magical,” or just “awesome.” For sure, the redwood trees in California have been growing… Read More

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What is the Best Time to Visit Yosemite?

When is the best time to visit Yosemite? With all its stunning attractions, including Glacier Point and Half Dome, Yosemite is awesome all year round. In this post, we’ll tell you the advantages of a Yosemite winter (imagine Yosemite in December covered in snow!), the… Read More

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Yosemite Waterfalls in Spring: Our Top Ten List

By Staff assisted by Gino Zernitskiy “When’s the best time to visit Yosemite?” “How can I see the Yosemite waterfalls?” We get questions like these a lot at Extranomical, and in this article, we’re going to give you the answers! The Yosemite falls are, well,… Read More

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Yosemite national park in just 1 day: dream or reality?

The Yosemite national park is one of the most beautiful places in California (but maybe even in the USA, if not in the whole continent). Would it be worth a visit it if you had only 24 hours of time? However hard it may be – and on this we agree… Read More

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Alcatraz prison: San Francisco’s Hottest Ticket!

It sounds unbelievable, and hilarious, that over one million visitors a year from around the globe eagerly line up to board a ferry boat headed to federal prison. Unless, you are referring to the floating penitentiary infamously known as “The Rock”. Alcatraz prison is the… Read More

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Majestic Yosemite Welcomes Back Visitors!

For nearly a month, the Ferguson fire raged and threatened. After consuming over 95,000 acres of pristine wilderness, it is nearly exhausted. The re-opening of Yosemite National Park is a testament to the power of community. Whether they are aware or not, future visitors are… Read More

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What is the Best Time to Visit Yosemite?

It’s a tricky question. Actually, the best time is when YOU are there! There isn’t any “officially proclaimed” best time to visit Yosemite. The park is fantastic all year round and no matter what season you choose to go, there are magical moments to be.… Read More

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Majestic Yosemite Valley. See it! Feel it!

Majestic Yosemite Valley. See it! Feel it! We got such awesome feedback to our Monterey map, we thought, “Why not create another?” So, we asked our Expedition Leaders to create a “best of” map for guests taking a 1-day or 2-day tour from San Francisco… Read More

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Our Giant Redwoods Have Waited Thousands of Years to Get Crossed Off Your Bucket List!

Our Giant Redwoods Have Waited Thousands of Years to Get Crossed Off Your Bucket List! These trees have been standing around a long time—up to 2,000 years!  It’s best not to keep them waiting any longer. Even if you are planning just a 1- or… Read More