Starbucks Just Opened A Location In Yosemite National Park And Not Everyone Is Happy About It

What could make a visit to Northern California’s idyllic Yosemite National Park even better? A cup of java, perhaps? Amongst the utterly jaw-dropping scenery, waterfalls, waterways, and wildlife is now, you guessed it, a Starbucks. And not everyone is happy about it.

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Yosemite is the company’s first location in a national park. Do you have thoughts about whether this coffee giant having a store in Yosemite is good for the park and its guests? Why or why not? Other dining options are available there so is offering a coffee option in a beautiful setting a big deal? We’d love for you to share your thoughts.

Coffee debates aside, here are more incredible facts of Yosemite and 7 little known activities to do while there.