Two years ago, I took Evan up to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks for Spring Break. Last year was a wash, of course, but this year was Nathan's turn. Things were a bit different because of COVID -- certain shops weren't open, and we tried to be as safe and socially distanced as possible. But the nature was still beautiful. And as you'll see below, there was even a fresh overnight snowfall. (We brought up chains just in case, but thankfully the roads are regularly plowed and we didn't need to use them.)
Bonus: Field of wildflowers on the side of the road we found on the drive up.
We stayed at the Montecito-Sequoia Resort, located between the two parks. A wonderful spot, and as a bonus, the meals are included. Normally it's served buffet style, but due to COVID, it's currently handed out cafeteria style. You can eat outdoors or in your room... or now, inside, socially distanced.
Those giant sequoias!
Required visit is both the General Grant and General Sherman trees.