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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.
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Manchester, Vermont
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You can't express the beauty that fills Yosemite. While the valley is amazing with half dome and El Capitan, Toulumne meadows and the Tioga Rd is just as awe-inspiring. It definitely was crowded and you didn't have some of the outdoor alone moments, but Yosemite is for all.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Love...love....love Yosemite. Recommend the moonlight tour. Traffic is heavy so park and ride. God is present at this park. Absolutely beautiful.

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Fresno, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We live about an hour drive from Yosemite National Park. We have made many trips to Yosemite over the years, and it is always special. We have been every season and it is always spectacular. We have driven all the way thru the park over the Tioga road, and the scenery is just as beautiful as visiting the valley. In... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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315 reviews 315 reviews
75 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great views everywhere you look. We went here in June, and the park traffic was pretty heavy but not as bad as we had read. You can see most of the sites in a few days, but the drive in is long and winding! Worth every minute!

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Chantilly, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We've lived in many places around the world and Yosemite is definitely one of the most beautiful. We entered Yosemite through the southern gate and our first glimpse of the area was breathtaking. Luckily, they provide many areas to pull off the road and take pictures. We did not use the shuttle service, but had no problem finding parking throughout... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Stunning views and amazing vistas. Very disappointed at the volume of people and cars more like the M25 at rush hour. As were visiting in June when I understand the US schools are on holiday (we had no choice over the time we visited) if I had known how busy the middle of nowhere was going to be before I... More

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Alta Loma, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls is a great place to enjoy a really good sandwich from Degnan's Deli. There is also a really nice pool at the Yosemite Lodge.

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San Diego, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
125 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were a little apprehensive before arriving at Yosemite after hearing some horror stories about the relentless crowds in the valley. It's partially true. The valley is chock full of people but for a reason, because the views are amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Yosemite and managed to make it as much of a wilderness experience as possible... More

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Olney, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Yosemite Valley is where you will spend the majority of your time in Yosemite National Park. This place is amazing and I wish we had more time to explore nature's wonders here

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West Chester, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a jam packed 1.5 days but left feeling we had a good sense of the valley. Itinerary included: First full day -- visit to Tolumne Grove (Giant Sequoias), stop at Visitor Center and early lunch, then Yosemite Falls (hike in to lower fall), Vernal Falls (hike up to falls, going up one route, back another trail) and dinner... More

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