New year, same sign. 2019 is for living your truth and embracing your soulful energy. Plan your New Year vacation with the confidence of what will nourish your sense of self and adventure. So, what’s your sign?
Aries (March 20-April 20): Tap into your endless fearlessness and eagerness for action with a rock climbing trip to Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows. No matter your level of expertise, fun-filled adventure awaits. Mix it up with a 10-mile round trip bike ride to Lyons Reservoir. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and capture the moment on this High Sierra trail that winds through woodland serenity.
Taurus (April 20-May 21): Laketown bliss or foothill sips? Live big in Tuolumne County’s Gold Country and soak up the sun at Lake Don Pedro. How about a houseboat? We got those! Pack your bags, bring your friends, and make memories. Slow it down and sip the afternoon away at Indigeny Reserve. Try award winning hard cider and tour the organic orchards that wrap the property.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): Engage your playful senses where small mountain town charm thrives, in Tuolumne County’s High Sierra. Town hop your way around Highway 108. Start your day with a drive to Pinecrest Lake where you’ll find trails, seasonal lake recreation, and breathtaking National Forest views. Re-charge with some post-lake pizza at Mia’s in Cold Springs. Depending on the season, lace up and hit the ice skating rink at Long Barn Lodge, or try your best at the vintage and authentic Twain Harte Miniature Golf.
Cancer (June 21-July 23): Genuine fun can be found in the High Sierra of Tuolumne County. The first of many traditions awaits at Pinecrest Lake. Make memories and bask in the Stanislaus National Forest sun. Hit the trail, barbecue along the shore, or find the perfect fishing spot to perch for the evening. Alternatively, escape to a home away from home cabin stay at Sunset Inn located just minutes from Yosemite National Park.
Leo (July 23-August 23): Let your leo light shine in the historic foothills of Downtown Sonora at The Inn on Knowles Hill, where famous icons like President Herbert Hoover and Wallace Beery stayed. Built in the 1920s, this extravagant mansion has stood the test of time and captures the pure elegance of that era. Along the Downtown's main street, sip unique suds at Sonora Tap Room that showcases 20 taps that rotate beers frequently. Check it out on 2nd Saturday Night Art Night for some fun live music, or simply hang for a while enjoying their wild collection of retro board games.
Virgo (August 23-September 23): Feed your brain and take an enriching trip to Gold Country. Columbia is an authentic Gold Rush town dense with history. Tour the largest collection of Gold Rush era brick buildings in California and stop into Nelson’s Candy Kitchen for traditional candy delicacies. Explore more of Yosemite National Park and visit the lesser known Soda Springs Cabin in Tuolumne Meadows.
Libra (September 23-October 23): Looking for a relaxing, yet eventful vacation? Yosemite Pines is where natural beauty, romance, and National Park adventures collide. Simply soak in the pool, try your skill at horseshoes, or visit the friendly animals at their petting zoo. The hardest decision you’ll have to make on this vacation is whether to stay in cozy yurt, or to glamp in a vintage-style silver Air Stream trailer. Mountains are calling? Cruise on up to the Stanislaus National Forest for a day on Pinecrest Lake. Kayak rentals available at the marina. Voyage across this High Sierra lake and soak up the sunny occasion.
Scorpio (October 23-November 22): Vacation takes on a new meaning with a memorable trip to Tuolumne County’s Yosemite. Embrace the extremity of the Sierra Nevada and take a Tuolumne River rafting trip. Try another alternate form of exploring Yosemite National Park and see it from the sky. Yosemite Flight Tours take visitors on an incredible plane ride over icons like Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 22): Venture to the base of Sonora Pass and get acquainted with your inner pioneer at Kennedy Meadows Resort and Pack Station. Stay in a woodland cabin, go for a mid-morning horseback ride into the Emigrant Wilderness, and celebrate the day with a post-adventure drink at the on-site saloon. Looking for an authentic Yosemite experience? Stay in a yurt at Yosemite Pines Resort.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20): Navigate your way to a destination you were destined for. Cherry Lake is a hidden gem in the hills of Tuolumne, where family tradition and a lake full of fish flourish. Find accomplishment in that first big catch and spend your day consumed with insightful natural beauty. Venture over to Jamestown and take a hike along the unique Table Mountain trail. The reward of reaching the “table top” is pure soul food.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18): Escape the everyday craze with an authentic adventure to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Take the road less traveled on a Sonora Pass drive. This epic road trip captures all that makes the High Sierra incredible. Raging waterfalls, wide open meadows, and natural wonder abound. A quieter Yosemite National Park awaits at Hetch Hetchy, where wanderlust is defined. Hike the lakeside trail to Wapama Falls.
Pisces (February 18-March 20): Travel is a time to awaken the positive energy within and strengthen your intuition. Get immersed in the mystic majesty of Yosemite on a guided stargazing excursion. Encounter a cosmic excursion like no other under this National Park nights sky. Recharge your body and soul at Amala Detox and Tea Lounge in Historic Downtown Sonora where they focus on Ionic Foot Soaks and specialty teas. Enjoy some post-detox antiquing in the surrounding shops along the main street.