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Yosemite Valley

#3 of 88 things to do in Yosemite National Park Features Animals
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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • 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 yesterday

I have been wanting to visit Yosemite since I was a boy. More so since discovering Ansel Adams. Boy, the real thing doesn't disappoint. No picture or words can describe this place. Just visit and find out. Perhaps the most magnificent place I have visited...More

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful scenery,towering waterfalls, granite dome….. Nature at its best! Very pretty. Shuttle service is available throughout the park. The wait times are not bad at all, considering the number of people visiting the park on any given day. If you have just one day or...More

Thank Sridhar T
Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't believe these most recent reviews don't mention how terrible the visibility has been. We were there last week and barely saw half dome. Plus it was crazy crowded. My husband and son started the hike up to Vernal Falls but turned around because...More

Thank ecd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been there with our 9 month old who hates being strapped in a car seat - which got me sceptical if travelling for 4 hours (from Fremont) just to see a "park" was a good idea, but having been there I'd recommend it to anyone...More

Thank Kaushal M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Advised to go early which we did, driving in at 7-7.30am, parking easy unlike later when it appeared to be chaos. Was fairly quiet and at times you felt like the only people for miles. It is a must to go around the valley but...More

Thank mtwnix
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yosemite Valley is the main visitor site for Yosemite national park. There are numerous places to park in the valley, the visitor centre has the most parking places. Be aware that the car park fills up by 9/10am, we arrived at 11am the first day...More

Thank deathbyblackcat
Reviewed 4 days ago

The valley and its views are incomparable. We got here by 10am and by prayer got a rare parking space in spite of the crowds. We left our car parked and took the bus around the immediate area. The visitor center is worth it. The...More

Thank Proclaimer1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only visited for a day and didn't stay in the Valley. We came in via Tioga pass and it's a very long, very twisty road down - a couple of excellent pull-over points though. Scenery is stunning with the mountains just towering above - well...More

Thank theoriginalchrz
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yosemite National Park is absolutely Spectacular. The photos we took are great but nothing on actually being there. The view from Glacier Point is the best and well worth the bus ride up from the car park. As there were no car parks available up...More

Thank Rexelle C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are really no words to fully capture the magnificence of Yosemite! The natural beauty is stunning, the services provided by the Park Service are phenomenal and it is just a wonderful place to spend time with family.

Thank Josh S
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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
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
4 June 2017|
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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