By Allison Tibaldi, January 19, 2023
Yosemite National Park’s majestic beauty should mesmerize even jaded teens. Set in a forest right near the park’s entrance, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better base camp than Evergreen Lodge. Guests stay in rustic cabins equipped with cast iron gas fireplaces, fluffy pillows, and Pendleton blankets. There’s a wicker basket filled with nostalgic games like Twister and practical perks such as a wooden stepstool to give tiny travelers a boost. Hammocks swaying between tall pines, a saltwater swimming pool, and a playground offer hours of fun. In the evening, campfire sing-alongs with gooey s’mores, stargazing, and bingo are old-school diversions.