Squaw Valley Ride this mountain resort’s high-flying tram to High Camp to zip around the ice-skating rink, jump in the pool, and dine while overlooking snowy peaks and views.
Lee Vining (131mi; 2hr52min). Visit the excellent Mono Lake Visitor Center to learn about this otherworldly landscape of chalk-white tufa towers ringing the lake.
Mammoth Lakes (29mi; 38min). Get tips at the California Welcome Center. At Mammoth Mountain Adventure Center, tackle the climbing wall and rent mountain bikes. Then—massages at Snowcreek Athletic Club.
Independence (42mi; 54min). View trout at Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery. Learn about a sobering slice of American history at Manzanar National Historic Site, a remote Japanese internment camp during WWII.
Lone Pine (16mi; 19min). Head for the Alabama Hills, the setting of hundreds of films and TV shows.
Kernville (118mi; 2hr12min). Got older kids? Get their adrenaline pumping on a bump-and-soak raft ride down the Kern River. Let them brag about their bravado over steaks at McNally’s.
Giant Sequoia National Monument (69mi; 1hr53min). Discover how a seedling less than half an inch can grow to 250’ and easily 20’ in diameter!
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