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Yosemite Valley

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Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
(209) 372-0200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we planned our summer trip to San Francisco, my daughter suggested going to Yosemite. I did a lot of research and noticed it was a 4 hour drive. I really didn’t want to rent a car, so I researched tours that went from SF...More

1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yosemite...Is a fantastic place for nature lovers. We stayed at campsite. The place was very clean but the common toilets were very far. Especially at night no lights and one has to remember the code to get an access inside. Nature walks are awesome. Good...More

Thank padmajaskumar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our third trip to Yosemite and it’s beauty and grandeur are unequalled. There’s a one way loop around the valley floor and try to park beside the Merced river - the visitor centre parking lot is chaotic and badly managed. There really needs to be...More

Thank Brent J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited five years ago at the same time of year and were shocked to see how crowded it is now. We were there on a Friday morning, and struggled to park. I don’t k ow what the answer is.

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning scenery with jaw dropping views of the massive granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. It's a must visit place if you're in the area. The only downside is the crowds and lack of parking at the visitor centre. We drove in circles...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here when the ice is cracking and falling off Bridal Veil Falls and Half Dome is beautifully reflected in Mirror Lake - in other words, Spring. I have also been here when Yosemite Falls is dry and there is a bit left of...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having never been here before we didn't know what to expect. One can simply drive most of the day and see lots. OR there is always the free shuttle that stops at all the main sights so you can also park your car and use...More

1  Thank Patti A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the time we spent in Yosemite, the scenery is undeniably amazing. The largest detractors are the massive amount of tourists, even in late September. We thought that by coming after the “high season” we would have a more natural experience. That was not...More

Thank h0mefree2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Senior group. Some handicap. Ranger said bus could not drop off or pick up by lodge. That tgey had to WALK down to bus parking. Yosemite is NOT ADA ACCESSIBLE???

1  Thank Ron G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yosemite has been on my bucket list forever. It’s even more amazing than I’d imagined. As you drive down into the valley you start to glimpse some amazing views and it’s definitely worth pulling over at Tunnel View for your first view of Half Dome...More

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Gemma W
October 9, 2018|
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Response from davidamcevoy | Reviewed this property |
Gemma, Highly recommend staying in park. You will pay a little more for food and accommodation but no travel time each day. There is a fantastic bus service in the park so you can park your car and forget it until you leave... More
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Pamela L | Reviewed this property |
This morning, August 2nd, the local news reported Yosemite National Park will be closed through tomorrow, August 3rd. This closure has been extended twice so far. If you are coming to California anyway I would suggest you... More
June 16, 2018|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
Two correct answers below. Make sure you arrive to glacier point before 9am to have the best shot at getting a parking spot without circling and searching for a long time. I arrived about 1pm and circled the parking lot... More