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Address: Yosemite National Park, CA
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Description: Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best...
Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
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A must visit place

Simply stunning. Drive, walk, hike, climb. Everything is beautiful and is a must visit place. The views are simply jaw dropping

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Simply stunning. Drive, walk, hike, climb. Everything is beautiful and is a must visit place. The views are simply jaw dropping

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

what can you say about Yosemite unless you have been there? The weather was forecast-ed to be Rain/Snow 5.15.15 but it was beautiful with light showers and clouds. The views are breathtaking, so beautiful and awesome. It was not crowded and was so fun. You really have to see Yosemite Valley to understand.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You can in and out the loop wherever you want and can see most of the valley view. Some place is just quiet, and you do not see anybody in the trail.

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Portsmouth, NH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is pretty much the center of attractions in Yosemite. Spectacular waterfalls; camping; trails; restaurants and hotel, etc. etc. We spent the day here; did two small hikes and lots of walking. Park at Visitor center and travel via free shuttle bus. Would have stayed longer if we had had the time!

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This park has amazing sites but getting to them is extremely difficult. We went on a very cool and rainy Sunday (not a holiday weekend). Place was packed and talking with other visitors they said it is even worse in the summer. Not enough places to park especially on roadside turnouts.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Yosemite Valley is one of those must-visit places everyone should see at least once in a lifetime. Of course, the downside to that is that it's very crowded - we visited in shoulder-season and there were so many people on the paths to Bridal Veil Falls and Yosemite Falls, it was distracting. I wouldn't want to go in summer. But... More 

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We couldn't belive it. It was so beautiful we got tears in our eyes! If we could have bought an house over here we would have done it! Just get out of the musky car and go look outside! The fresh air and sound of nature will do you good! I'd love to come back!

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Monrovia, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nothing, NOTHING is as spectacular as popping out of the tunnel and seeing inspiration point. It makes grown men cry. It is truly THE most beautiful place I've ever seen.

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

For non-hikers, there is terrific opportunity for walking the valley floor. Park your car early and just walk around for the day. You can also hop on and off the free shuttle.

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Mesa, AZ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited in May when the waterfalls were flowing at near peak. The roads and trails are well laid out for allowing people to get stunning photographs of the waterfalls, Half Dome, El Capitan and other locations around the park. Since it is easy to jump off one shuttle to catch another, we didn't have to stay on the shuttle... More 

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