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Yosemite Valley

#2 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 via mobile

Although we visited on a Saturday with a lot of people we could find calm places Even the animals didn't bother the crowds We got really near a dear and her baby

Thank ortoftasakc
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The amount of people here was disturbing. Everyone seems to run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Everyone drives to an attraction, jumps out of their car, walks 1/4 mile and jumps back in car saying "Yes we saw Yosemite". If you plan...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nature at its best. This place makes you feel small, everything is big!!! Big mountains, big waterfalls, big trees and big bolders!!! Also big crowds, but to be honest everyone is spread out, so enjoy the views and ignore the crowds!!! A must do if...More

Thank jlj9700
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Yosemite valley is just such a beautiful place. There isn't anywhere in the valley that doesn't have a magnificent view. We were there on a Monday and the traffic was not too bad.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed yesterday

How can one visit Yosemite without visiting Yosemite Valley? That would make no sense at all. Many places to stop and sometimes parking is scarce (be forewarned).

Thank Trup
Reviewed yesterday

beautiful spot to stop and try to find a parking spot so one can just walk and wander around and enjoy what the Park has to offer !!! it does get crowded at times,specially during the summer months but be patient and you'll get to...More

Thank joenumbah1
Reviewed yesterday

Quite possibly the most beautiful place in all of the lower 48. This is an absolute must do when in the area. Remember that there will be crowds however going early or late in the Summer can improve this situation. During the week is also...More

Thank PMMarion
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was an amazing place to stay to see the whole park. Make sure to climb to the top of monoliths and hit the trails! My kids loved all of the hikes and the animals!

Thank countryriver563
Reviewed yesterday

I had not been to Yosemite in 11 years though I only live 2 hours away. With all the rain we had in prior months I was excited. The waterfalls were flowing, the rivers rushing, and the grasslands and foliage lush. I recommend a visit...More

Thank Rocky R
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a busy place and for good reason. A lot of trails and places to stay. Parking can be an issue and the park provides several FREE shuttle buses. If you plan to hike, bring lots of water, insect repellent, and have good hiking...More

Thank pvnipper
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10 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
4 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
3 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