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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 yesterday

It's amazing, you don't need me to tell you that. I went for a day in April, highly recommend because that's when the waterfalls are at full blast. It's beautiful on a sunny day, with the reflection of Half Dome on the water making for...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yosemite is so beautiful. If you ever get a chance to visit, take advantage. We stayed outside of the park and drove in daily. There is a fee of $35 to enter but is good for a week. Go early as the parking fills up...More

Thank sportsbudd
Reviewed yesterday

This was our first time to Yosemite, and WOW what a gorgeous and peaceful place. We spent a couple afternoons just enjoying the river that flows through the valley. The water is so very, very cold, but it is so worth sitting on the riverbank...More

Thank Bkaymc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing, beautiful, stunning, humble, tranquil and damn right down to earth, easiest review I have written, if you are within 4 hours of this area you would be a fool not to visit!!!

Thank RoyGaskill
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're coming to Yosemite, well, this is what you've come for. Majesty and grandeur defined. Driving into the valley for the first time is a sight you'll long remember.

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another Beautiful National Park! We stayed in the Valley Lodge and it was perfect. I would highly recommend staying here...the location in the park can't be beat. It is convenient to the shuttle and buses for tours. The rooms were nice for park lodging too....More

Thank EmptyNestTravelersGA
Reviewed 2 days ago

A little background: our family is a seasoned traveling family and we traveled across the US with one small carry-on and a backpack for each person. This strategy aided in our ability to check into the hotel in Fresno with only our backpacks (I had...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yosemite National Park was on my bucket list for many years. I'm so happy I was able to plan a family camping trip here over the summer! We spent three magical days in the valley, staying at Lower Pines Campground. The kids loved seeing all...More

Thank Mrs_loves_2_travel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yosemite Valley is always beautiful. Summer 2018 is not one of the higher water years which made Yosemite Falls a bit underwhelming, but it made the Merced River a joy to play in! Note there is a shuttle driver shortage this year (possibly because they...More

Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 3 days ago

During good weather, Yosemite valley is completely overrun. The bus system is swamped, and you will be hard pressed to get a photo that doesn't include a pulsating sea of humanity. I recommend either coming on a day with less than perfect weather, or seeing...More

Thank Chris B
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16 June 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
16 May 2018|
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Response from clsarris |
Thank you! That was very helpful!
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15 May 2018|
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Hi Please post on the Yosemite forum where there are many participants and great opportunities for ideas. Include your travel dates in your new thread on the forum. Most of the First Come First Served (nonreservation... More