We are traveling to Yosemite in mid August flying into Fresno. We have a rental suv and have our reservations already booked in the park. We are a family of 5. Our children are young adults ages 24,23, and 23. We are all pretty active and enjoy hiking. We will not arrive inside the park until around 4pm so the first day is just getting to know the area. The first full day we plan on hiking the Mist Trail early like around 7am and coming down the John Muir trail. Should we pack lunches or where would you suggest to eat after the hike? What should we plan for the afternoon? Rafting or another hike?
The second day we will leave early for Tioga Road. We plan on spending the entire day exploring this area. Is it worth it to go see Mono Lake? Again, should we pack lunches or where do you suggest we eat lunch? I have read that Olmstead Point is fabulous to watch the sun set. If we do this, where should we get our dinner? Pack it or eat somewhere. Will we be walking long in the dark to get back to our car after sunset? How would you plan this day out on Tioga Road?
Our last full day, we plan on hiking the 4 mile trail -4.8 miles up to Glacier Point since the road will be closed. Will we have time for anything else this day if we start between 7-8am?
After the 4 nights in Yosemite, we will be driving to Carmel and staying at the Tickle Pink Inn for 2 nights. Any recommendations for dinner and must do’s while we are there? We then travel down the Pacific Coast Highway and will spend 3 nights at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach. Any must do’s here and places to recommend for dinners? We will be playing golf and relaxing on the beach or at the pool. Thanks for any suggestions.