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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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Mountain View, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We did Yosemite Floor Tour and drove around the valley ourselves. The Yosemite Floor tour was nice-the last tour of the day (nice breeze and no sun burn). We did some small hikes and the views are great. The only problem is that there are so many visitors in July that we had hard time getting photos without strangers in... More

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San Francisco
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Every place you look is phenomenal. Rent bicycles so that you can get around to more places or take the shuttle busses which are extremely efficient. There are plenty of lodging and dining options everywhere.

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The drive through this valley to the main visitor's center is one of the main attractions in the park. At or near the visitor's center, you will find restaurants, gift shop, information on the park and hiking, and the trail heads for a number of short trails.

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Milton, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my drive through this scenic park on my way to my final destination of San Francisco. If you are a hiker this would be the place for you. The roads are narrow but the terrain dictates them being so. Motorhomes take your time on these narrow thoroughfares.

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Dallas, Texas
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196 reviews 196 reviews
127 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, special Yosemite with granite Half Dome and El Capitan, wonderful waterfalls, trails, swimming areas, Sequoia groves, and more. Basically to get around you will have to take the park shuttle. Parking is crazy full in the summer. The kids will learn and love the Junior Ranger program. The orientation movie and Yosemite Valley visitor center are very good. Lots... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Been there 4 times now - & each time its a new discovery. The meadows are breathtaking - & waterfalls majestic. Glacier point provides a unique unparalleled view of the valley.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had spent our first few days at White Wolf, Tuolomne, and then down to Wawonna, and stayed our last day in the valley. It's one of the most visually stunning places I have ever been, but there are just so many people. Almost like a Disney version of Yosemite. It was fine for one day but the rest of... More

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East Freetown, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

On our visit to Yosemite National Park we didn't have time in our plans for a day hike this time around. However if you are into some serious photo shoots there is an abundance of opportunistic features from just about anywhere to get your "been there" moment in. We were fortunate to pick a spectacular fall day in late September... More

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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you have only a short time at Yosemite, you must see the Valley...All the classic views: Half Dome, North Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls...the list is endless. If you have an opportunity to rent a bike at Curry Village or Yosemite Lodge....it is WELL WORTH it...It is away from the crowds and you may see things much differently from... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My niece and I traveled on the 1 day Yosemite & Sequoia tour. It was a very long day 6am to about 10pm, where at times you felt like you were speeding through Yosemite too quickly to enjoy it. We booked through Yosemite-Tours.com and our guide was Leo. Overall if you only have a single day and want to get... More

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