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As a family that enjoys taking road trips, we are always looking for new places to travel and visit. Since I work full time and my son is now taking classes in college, we have to look for long weekends to visit places. For Thanksgiving break, we decided to travel to Tuolumne County, better known as the home for Yosemite National Park.
Most people travel to Yosemite and Tuolumne County during Spring or Summer, however I found out that traveling during Fall and Winter is a great time to visit. This is why:
I am not saying that the view during summer is not amazing, but the views during the colder months is extra ordinary. All the fall colors on the trees plus the foggy, cloudy, rain feeling makes it look like a post card or out of one of the holiday Hallmark movies. It just makes you want to travel more and get a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the peaceful views.
It depends of the area you visit, but even in lower elevation areas you can find some snow. Yeah, this means you should travel prepared with snow chains for your tires, but it also mean being able to build a snowman, play in the snow and get a great Christmas card picure
If you travel for either Thanksgiving or Christmas you can find that local resorts, hotels and casinos have special menus for those occasions. It was so nice having a real Thanksgiving dinner without all the cooking and all the cleaning up after.
Imagine not having to wait in line to take a picture with the Sequoias and not having lots of people on your pictures? It sounds dreamy, right? During the warmer months of the years crowds can be too much to get a beautiful shot in the most popular areas. But during the colder months there are less crowds, it is easy to find good parking and it is easier to get amazing pictures as well.
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To learn more and plan your next vacation visit Tuolumne County