Visit Yosemite Without Leaving The House

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Subjects: Geography

What to expect

Has it always been a dream to visit Yosemite National Park with your children? Well, now is your chance. Travel over to Yosemite, California, and experience an American national park well worth visiting. Situated within four counties, centred in Tuolumne and Mariposa, extending north and east to Mono and south to Madera County this World Heritage site covers a massive 748,436 acres. If you and your kids have ever wanted to walk in the outback, this park is almost 95% designated wilderness.

Best known for its waterfalls, including the breathtaking Yosemite Falls, whilst virtually visiting the park you can also explore the heights of the granite cliffs, Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point, and take in the stunning view of Tuolumne Meadows. Tunnel View, a scenic viewpoint that won't disappoint, is a must-stop for any visit to Yosemite Valley. From this landscape, you can also see El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridalveil Fall, which are all spectacular rock formations in the park. With more than 400 species of animals living within the park's meadows, rivers and forests, there is plenty to learn about using these 360-degree images, complete with sound effects, which will completely immerse you in the experience.

Available through Virtual Yosemite, this virtual tour is the perfect way to let kids explore the natural world from the comfort of your own home! Explore the John Muir National Historic Site and check out some of the old photographs that they have . It's the perfect way to see the sights without the hassle and stress of travelling with children or getting jet lag.

National Parks don't come much better than this - and with Virtual Yosemite, you can experience the wonders of Yosemite in California without even leaving your house. Discover more immersive culture with some free virtual art gallery tours.

What you’ll need

  • A love of travelling and the natural world.
  • Make sure you have a good WiFi connection for the best user experience.

What you’ll do

  • Visit Yosemite National Park anytime through their online virtual tours.
  • Curious kids and adults will love experiencing the wilderness and letting their imagination run wild. Walk down Tioga Road, check out the iconic Half Dome or climb up ancient giant sequoias.
  • For more virtual tours, why not have a tour of the Getty Museum.




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Experience Yosemite from the comfort of your own home with Virtual Yosemite, a groundbreaking and extensive interactive VR tour. Online visitors can experience over 220 different locations within Yosemite in all seasons. Plus, over 95 percent of the locations covered are accessible to Yosemite visitors via roads or trails. Enjoy amazing 360° interactive panoramas, which are all presented in high resolution. Kids and adults will love zooming in and out to see details.

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