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Yosemite Valley

9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
(209) 372-0200
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Many climbers consider Yosemite Valley among the world's very best climbing sites.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
9035 Village Dr, Yosemite National Park, CA 95389-9912
(209) 372-0200
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit and is a must visit in California. Highly recommend taking public transportation into the park. If you must drive, you need to come early (before 0900) if you want to easily find a parking spot. If you come after that, you...More

2  Thank JimmyD098765
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the first time I had visited Yosemite National Park since 1980. I was shocked at the number of vehicles and visitors at the park. RVs, campers, cars, motorcycles, tour busses, shuttle busses, traffic jams, etc. It is still a beautiful and remarkable place...More

Thank NavigatorNM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a fabulous day in a beautiful place. The organization and information was very poor. The shuttle drivers gave little or no information on the stops when trying to find food places and walks. Toilets are limited in some areas with no information on closest...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The falls in the park are spectacular but the invasion of too many cars make for a bad experience. Even those who take shuttles are faced with crowds so dense they make it hard to experience the wonders of the park. Perhaps the time has...More

Thank 363Dan-Dundon
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yosemite Valley can not be missed. It's a once in a lifetime experience and leaves you in awe with it's stunning scenery. Bridalveil Fall is easily accessible and you can get right up close.

Thank choenna
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What an absolutely beautiful place. Incredibly peaceful, awe inspiring, there aren't enough words to describe how wonderful Yosemite is. It was a perfect December day, a little snow on the ground, blue skies, sunshine, misty patches in the meadows, as close to perfection as you...More

Thank daisyduke2891
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved Yosmite There are so many things to do, no matter how long your stay is you can't do it all. You will want to come back. The Valley IMO has the best view of the national park

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Valley is just gorgeous. The sights of large granite rock formations, waterfalls and almost tame deer and squirrels (hope they don't get fed) is endless fun. A peaceful place, except standing in front of Yosemite Falls. Wet and stormy ;)

Thank Maurice v
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many places to stop for picture taking, the swinging bridge is not to be missed. Plenty of postcard picture perfect sights.

Thank Mama2010
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful Location but VERY crowded...go first thing in the morning or around 4 as the park is emptying!

Thank Melissa H
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I am planning to drive from San Fransisco to Vagus round the 20th September. Cant decide wither to spend one to two nights in Yoesmite and what route to take or way to see the most things (not hiking) in a day or two? What area is best to stay (not camping) we don't mind long drives but are you better to stay somewhere before and after Yoesmite?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Sarsprdoc | Reviewed this property |
We drove to South entrance and stayed at Tenaya Lodge which is about 3.5 hours from San Fran. You can try and see if there are any openings at park hotel but unlikely unless booked 6-12 months ahead. Got up and on the road... More
I am going to be in mammoth lakes for one day, and want to see the valley and the falls, is this possible in late november?
5 June 2017|
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Response from filmmaker_jozef | Reviewed this property |
driving from New Hampshire, coming from the East, you should monitor the snowfall in Mono Lake area. Mammoth Mountain is open year round. but if you fly into LA or surrounding area approaching from West, forget it. biggest... More
Jerry H
Do I need reservations if coming July 6 and 7th
4 June 2017|
Response from PacificNWFamily |
Lodging reservations for Yosemite NP open one year in advance. Some folks who will be spending the night on July 6 2017 made their reservations on July 6 2016. Most of the rest of the folks made their reservations 8 - 10... More