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About Mariposa, California

Welcome to one of the best-visited vacation spots in California.

Your mountain getaway to Yosemite National Park starts here.

Mariposa, California is nestled at the entrance to Yosemite National Park, one of the most visited national parks in America. We’re the closest town to the park, and on the fastest and easiest route into Yosemite.

Mariposa attracts more than 1.5 million visitors per year and the residents of Mariposa are dedicated to welcoming all of its guests with a taste of Sierra Nevada hospitality at its best.

Folks come from all over the world for vacations, outdoor adventures, family fun and memory making. Mariposa is one of California’s great mountain resort destinations, with accommodations of every kind, dozens of restaurants, and attractions galore – all nestled in the foothills and surrounded on all sides by the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Mariposa prides itself on its walkability amidst a mountain heritage and the arts, crafts and shops that reflect that tradition.