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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 July 21, 2010

So the National Parks Authority decided it was a good time in the peak July season to have roadworks after the Highway 41 entrance to Yosemite valley, with hardly any work happening but a 20 mile stretch of road without tarmac waiting to be laid....More

1  Thank johnbezant
Reviewed July 21, 2010

Having just returned to the Yosemite after five years away, it was still as fab as ever, only to be let down by the massive traffic jams caused by 14 mile road works. We spend four days visiting using the Oakhurst entrance then on the...More

Thank rosieSomerset
Reviewed June 19, 2010

Yosemite Valley is one of America's most scenic locations. It offers incredible views. Incredible hiking and fabulous waterfalls. It is a destination that should be on everyone's must do list. The view from Glacier point is probably one of the top vistas in the world!!

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Reviewed May 25, 2010

We love Yosemite National Park. California was blessed with good rain and snowfall this year. As a result the waterfalls inside are spectacular! The Merced River that runs through the park is full and running. The sights and sounds of all this water is breathtaking....More

Thank TheDunks
Reviewed May 24, 2010

If you are a visitor making a tour of northern CA, try hard to include this in your itinerary. There is no place like Yosemite. Some similar, some different in various ways, but this unique scenery will remain in your memory long after other places...More

3  Thank IndexMom
Reviewed May 15, 2010

This was our second time to Yosemite and it's still gorgeous. This time we made it over to Lake Tenaya and just a few miles from it we saw 5 bears including a baby crying for his momma ... it was unforgetable. the lake was...More

3  Thank chattygirl7491
Reviewed May 4, 2010

As New Zealanders we could be ambivalent but Yosemite blew us away. We took a campervan (RV) and spent 5-nights in Yosemite. It was breathtaking. The walks were amazing, El Capitan was brilliant and the whole area was beautiful. The village has everything you need...More

1  Thank NicolaAlpe
Reviewed January 16, 2010

I've been to Yosemite several times. Each time I am in awe of the amazing power of nature to create a valley so beautiful that even pictures can't tell the whole story. You have to visit it yourself. The trip is an easy 4-5 hours...More

3  Thank TheTourist2010
Reviewed December 21, 2009

We have just had a day trip to Yosemite from San Francisco and the bus ride there and back was a shocker. The 'Extranomical" tour vehicle was very tight on legroom (not suitable for anyone over 5'6" ) and rattly and bumpy - a very...More

2  Thank caroleamy
Reviewed December 8, 2009

This is an amazingly beautiful place to visit. It's been seven months since my vacation there, and I still think about it several times a day. I hope to go back. Be sure, if you visit, to get out of the crowds and do some...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