Destination guide

Why people love visiting tranquil El Portal

The riverfront, parks and mountains display a scene truly unique to El Portal. This relaxing and welcoming city is known for its hiking, restaurants and sightseeing. Glacier Point and Half Dome are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in El Portal

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes El Portal a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Badger Pass (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Cathedral Beach Picnic Area (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Swinging Bridge Picnic Area (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Wawona Golf Course (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Butterfly Creek Winery (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural parks and other natural features in El Portal

Travelers enjoy El Portal for its riverfront and mountain views. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in El Portal. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Glacier Point (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Half Dome (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • El Capitan (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Yosemite Falls (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Vernal Falls (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Mariposa Grove (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)

How to get to and around El Portal

The nearest airport is in Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite), located 18.1 mi (29.2 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around El Portal?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 497 holiday lettings near El Portal. From 241 Houses to 168 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near El Portal for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to El Portal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in El Portal. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Yosemite Valley: 786 holiday lettings
  • Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance: 465 holiday lettings
  • Vernal Falls: 319 holiday lettings
  • Nelder Grove Trail: 774 holiday lettings
  • Tunnel View: 400 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around El Portal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in El Portal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 241 Houses in El Portal. Our other popular types of El Portal holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 168 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 168 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 45 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in El Portal?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 38 holiday homes with pool available in El Portal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.