Tuolumne Meadows are expansive and beautiful fields with the High Sierras as their backdrop. This is an excellent area for hiking, star-gazing, and camping. It is easily accessible as a day trip from Yosemite Valley, which we did on our second day in the park. It's definitely cold up along the Tioga Pass, though -- even on Labor Day weekend, the temperature was getting down into the 20's at night!
Yosemite National Park
This map shows various points of interest in Yosemite National Park in California and includes some photos from our family vacation there in September 2005.