Yosemite/Mariposa County invites lovebirds to experience the romance the destination has to offer. With so many romantic activities to take part in, there is no better place for couples to fall in love over and over again. Visit Yosemite/Mariposa County this Valentine’s Day and discover the cozy inns, scenic hiking trails, horseback riding and so much more.
The area’s spa retreats are world-class, and in Yosemite/Mariposa County, the ultimate romantic experience can be had at Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge. Ascent Spa has been recognized as one of the finest spas in the world by USA Today, SpaFinder Wellness and its very own guests. The 10,000-square-foot spa features twelve treatment rooms, dry saunas, steam rooms and fitness facilities.
Book the Snow Time for Romance Package, available through March at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite for special romantic gestures, such as a welcome bottle of champagne and turndown service with seasonal flower petals and chocolate Hershey’s kisses.
Find wellness and relaxation for you and your partner at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, where at only $10 per person, you can enjoy all-day access to stainless steel spring-fed hot tub, cedar sauna with hot rocks and eucalyptus water, and cold rain shower. The Bug also offers massage therapy, body scrubs and dual side-by-side soaking baths to help rejuvenate and relax.
For more adventurous couples, Yosemite Ziplines and Adventure Ranch will get hearts racing. Mariposa’s number one rated attraction soars guests above the Sierra Nevada Foothills on a total of 3,800 feet of ziplines. For those less inclined to enjoy a bird’s eye view, a guided horseback ride through Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove with Yosemite Trails Saddle & Sleigh Company is the perfect alternative.
Visitors can hike through the serene beauty of Yosemite/Mariposa County to one of the valley’s 21 waterfalls. Bridalveil Falls is one can’t-miss spot when hiking the trails of Yosemite. The Ahwahneechee American Indian tribe believed that inhaling the mist from the falls would improve one’s chance of marriage, and this is one waterfall that flows year round; a must-see for any romantic trip to the area.
A romantic itinerary in Yosemite/Mariposa County can also include delicious wine tasting. Yosemite/Mariposa County is host to full-bodied wines and delicious craft brews that you can’t miss. The climate is perfect for growing excellent grapes which ripen in the summer sun and cool in the crisp evening air, producing incredible vintages. Winemakers have opened tasting rooms in downtown Mariposa so visitors can taste the wines without straying too far.
Craft beer fanatics will also find enjoyment at Yosemite Alewerks and Prospectors Brewing Co. Both breweries are in downtown Mariposa and serve up fresh craft brews pleasing any palate.
Unwind at day’s end in a cozy room for two at one of Yosemite/Mariposa County’s relaxing, beautiful lodging properties. From Bed & Breakfast inns and vacation rentals, to hotels and resorts, the destination offers lodging options perfect for all budgets and styles.
Visiting Yosemite/Mariposa County is the ultimate way to awaken the heart and soul. Whether interested in a getaway full of adventure, relaxation or sightseeing, Yosemite/Mariposa County is ready to welcome travelers as they make memories and enjoy a romantic experience. The ultimate getaway for Valentine’s Day or any day can be created and booked at YosemiteExperience.com. You can also “Like” YosemiteNation on Facebook at Facebook.com/YosemiteNation or follow on Twitter or Instagram at @YosemiteNation.