Yosemite National Park has a way of making you feel small and insignificant. In a good way.
Our first stop inside Yosemite was Glacier Point. It is said to be one of the best places in the park for a view. One on side of the overlook you’ll see the incredible Half Dome, the Vernal Falls, and the Nevada Falls. On the other side you’ll find a front row seat to Yosemite Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the world, and the ever expansive Yosemite Valley.
For us, seeing the depths of Yosemite Valley from over top was a perfect way to kick off our time in the park.
Glacier Point is accessible by car late from May to November. That may chance according to weather so check the website before heading up. You can also take a free shuttle up that leaves from Badger Pass. There is a bus tour offered for a round trip ticket or one way ticket. If you’re heading to Yosemite during Summer or Fall you can hike up to Glacier Point by doing the Four Mile Hike and/or the Panorama Trail. Pick your poison.