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Blog 4 Summer Romantic Getaways In Yosemite and Its Southern Gateway
Alex Silgalis | 02/01/2021Hiking, Nature, Wineries & Agri-Tourism, Winery/Brewery/Wine Bars |   

No matter how wonderful you and your partner's life is together, sometimes you need a break from the normal routine. Every relationship can benefit from the chance to pull away from everyday stresses, relax together and best yet, remember again why you fell in love with your sweetheart. Summertime is the perfect time for this reconnection. Summer provides ample amounts of sunshine and wildflowers in Yosemite, making an ideal backdrop for a summer romantic getaway.

Sip On Wine & Savor Some Dessert

Ficklin Vineyards along the Madera Wine TrailFor those of you that have a partner with a sweet tooth, why not combine some dessert with a glass of award-winning wines from local wineries on the Madera Wine Trail? The list of winners also includes Ficklin Vineyards, which is known as America's most awarded Port winery. Their world-famous Ports have a reputation for being the perfect accompaniment to dessert due to its semi-sweet profile. If your travels include your four-legged best friend, enjoy local wines with your four-legged companion in places like Yosemite Wine Tails.

Enjoy European Elegance… In California

If a luxury experience amongst a fairy-tale setting sounds like the perfect getaway, a stay at Chateau Du Sureau, or at least dinner at their restaurant, is a must. Founded in 1984, the surrounding estate evokes sophistication and Old World elegance you’d expect in Europe, except it’s in California. The Elderberry House is the only restaurant in the central valley to have consistently won the Forbes’ Travel Guide Four-Star Award.

Take In A Sunset From Glacier Point

You’ve spent the entire day taking in the classic attractions in Yosemite, so what better way to finish it off right then with a sunset? The air is still, the coolness of the evening is beginning to appear, and you've gotten away from all the stresses of life to take in a natural show that’s free. Is there anything that’s more romantic than a brilliantly-colored sky with the granite peaks of Yosemite reflecting the colors back? The list of places to view a sunset is long, but, a perennial favorite for visitors is Glacier Point. It's one of the most treasured views in the park and rightly so as it overlooks El Capitan and Half Dome.

Get Away From The Crowds With A Stroll In Nelder Grove

Summer is Yosemite's busiest season, which means you need to get up VERY early to experience the sights by yourselves. Another option is to explore the hidden gems just outside of the park's confines like Nelder Grove. This grove contains more than 100 mature sequoias including the Bull Buck Tree. Meaning "Boss of the Woods", this titan of trees is older, taller, and thicker at the base than the famous, 1,800 year-old Grizzly Giant in Yosemite's Mariposa Grove. Nelder Grove provides an opportunity to take in giant sequoias but in a quieter, more romantic setting.

Whether you're celebrating your honeymoon or just looking to escape with your partner, these summer romantic getaways in Yosemite will hit the spot.

Alex Silgalis

Alex founded® in 2014 to be the #1 website providing the “local scoop” on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. When he’s not writing and executing marketing strategies for small businesses & agencies, he’s in search of the deepest snow in the winter and tackiest dirt in the summer.

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