If you haven’t been able to snag a coveted Yosemite Valley campsite, your trip dreams don’t have to be over!

Stake a claim at one of these California gems, where you can still have a full camping experience with the iconic Yosemite views only a short drive away or similar mountain views and activities – it’s like having your cake and eating it too!

Check out these recommendations to get you started, discover even more top Yosemite Valley alternatives, and start planning your trips today.