We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Yosemite Valley

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
Phone Number: (209) 372-0200
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing...

Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$195.00*
and up
Small Group Yosemite Valley Day Trip from San Francisco
More Info
US$118.75*
and up
Guided Snowshoe Hike in Yosemite
More Info
US$156.25*
and up
Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,575 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2716
    Excellent
  • 393
    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
An incredible day trip

Organised a day trip through Viator and was not at all disappointed. The tour guide/bus driver Alberto was very knowledgeable and friendly, providing plenty of comfort for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Nick B
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

4,575 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,289: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Organised a day trip through Viator and was not at all disappointed. The tour guide/bus driver Alberto was very knowledgeable and friendly, providing plenty of comfort for the trip. The Yosemite valley is nothing short of beautiful, the landscape will literally take your breath away, unless of course you have none to take already. This is a place you can... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nick B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This valley in the vast park is a must-go site. If you are only going to Yosemite for one day like we did, this place is the place you should go to. Beautiful views, waterfalls, rainbows, etc. Not as hot as Pinnacles. Without a doubt a necessary visit.

Helpful?
Thank Felicia W
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What's not to love about Yosemite? It's one of the most beautiful places on Earth and a connection to the wild. That said, in the summertime, it has become a bit of a circus. I'd suggest a visit in the off-season or shoulder-seasons for a more enjoyable, natural experience. If you can, get out of the valley and hike. It's... More 

Helpful?
Thank GoMolly
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We signed up for the Ansel Adams walking photography tour and what a thrill to be so close walking on the same path as this great artist

Helpful?
Thank Saburns12
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful park, which we were lucky to visit after a light snowfall. The services are very well organized and suitable for all budgets and ages. Great to have shuttle bus to take around the valley. No car is needed.

Helpful?
Thank Janice A
State College, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved every minute in this valley. Spring cascading waterfalls and the furious rushing Merced river are captivating. Wildflowers and delightful bubbling crystal clear streams. We enjoyed the museum and visiting the Grand Ahwani too, but nature takes center stage. Beautiful hiking or biking everywhere, with shuttle busses to assist. One word of caution, especially on busy weekends is that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chromom
Airlie Beach, Australia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Yosemite valley blew us away! So much natural beauty! Bring your hiking shoes, pack your lunches and enjoy this incredible experience!

Helpful?
Thank bolts100no
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Level Contributor
114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nature as God intended it to be. A spectacular place to walk around or take time to rent a bike. We were fortunate the weather was beautiful during our visit. It must be quite a sight after a snow fall.

Helpful?
Thank Raree18
Athens, Ohio
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked this area of yosemite but the park is pretty crowded so best to go on days that have the fewest people. The rocks were beautiful and it was fun to hike inspite of being a bit crowded. It was pretty warm so I would not recommend going in b the summer. Lots of young people hiking of... More 

Helpful?
Thank waddy54
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Fresno for a quick work trip. Had a free day, so I visited Yosemite. The national park was stunning. I definitely want to go back when I have more time.

Helpful?
Thank 808jasonhh

Travellers who viewed Yosemite Valley also viewed

Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA
 
Yosemite National Park, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA
 

Been to Yosemite Valley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yosemite Valley and other visitors
35 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (35)

Questions? Get answers from Yosemite Valley staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?