We’re headed to Yosemite for the first weekend in December. I’ve been reading the Top Questions here on TripAdvisor, as well as the NPS’ own websites. The latter shows zero tours/activities on the calendar, but I’m guessing that’s just a lag in when they update the website. I’ve read elsewhere that Glacier Point road may be open, and the valley shuttles may be operating. Hard to know for sure.
We’re staying Friday & Saturday nights at the Yosemite Valley Lodge, and also plan a morning arrival on Friday. (We’re driving up from SoCal on Thursday after work, staying overnight at the new Oakhurst Fairfield Inn.)
We aren’t big hikers—the point of our trip is to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. My wife has never been to Yosemite except during dry seasons with almost no waterfalls. Neither of us have been there for 20 years despite being Californians. As a kid I remember going on ranger-led nature walks in the valley that were wonderful. I’m not sure if covid or the season will permit that during our trip.
What food & services can we expect while we’re there?