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Yosemite Valley

Yosemite National Park, CA
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Type: Valleys, Hiking Trails
Description: Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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mumbai
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited the National Park in May 2014. Unfortunately we had just half a day at the park. This was way too little time to explore this beautiful area. We drove around and saw beautiful water falls besides the gentle giants of the Redwood Trees. The park is very well maintained, the signs are clearly marked, the... More

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St. Louis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I can't believe anyone would ever take this park for granted. There's so much awe-inspiring views and nature experiences. My dear friend and I took a shuttle up to the top of Glacier Point (don't look down!) where we had a sack lunch and then began our 4+ mile hike downhill into the valley. I thought walking downhill would be... More

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Totowa, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

take the all day tour with Discover Yosemite tours. excellent. hit the mariposa grove, glacier point, the half dome, el capitan and the valley all in one day. I suggest more than a day trip though because this park is simply breathtaking.

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Santa Ana, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Had a great week at House Keeping. This was our ninth year staying there and we were not disappointed. Had a great spot with four other families. The kids loved watching the squirrels and the deer that came through camp. We had a great time floating and playing in the river, did a little hiking, and was able to relax... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

From the towering granite cliffs, so the reviving meadows, and the crystal clear rivers, it's very easy to slip into visual serenity. Busyness disappeared in the valley.

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Moreno Valley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have two children ages 9 and 13. Our 13 year old has Autism and he loved it. There is sooooo much to see here. The drive to the Valley floor alone is very beautiful and breathtaking. Once you get there you will find several free trams that drop you off in various locations of the park. We went on... More

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Temecula, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I went on a 4th of July weekend. It was our first time there and we were impressed and speechless of the beauty of this park. I asked myself: why I did not come here years earlier!!

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La Mesa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Yosemite valley floor is beautiful, but very busy with thousands of sight seers. However, to avoid the crowds we were out on our hikes by 6:30 every morning. We saw many birds, deer, two bears, and other wildlife. There are so many hiking trails that are rarely used. Look for them to avoid being surrounded by tourists.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking and beautiful. The open space and the waterfalls were almost like a painted picture. It is hard to describe - you have to see the beauty for yourself

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Chicago
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My family and I were incredibly disappointed with our trip to the Yosemite Valley. We had recently been to Zion, White Sands, Bandelier, and Big Bend (some monuments, some parks) and had a wonderful time. However, Yosemite is different. The valley feels like a busy city with too many hikers, bikers, and cars. The cars! Everywhere you look there is... More

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