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  • Address: Yosemite, USA
  • Hours: Open 24 hours every day
  • Admission: US$20 per car entrance fee

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is the Taj Mahal of national parks and packs in acres of jaw-dropping beauty. But no matter how crowded Yosemite is, just lift your eyes ever so slightly above the people and you’ll feel your heart instantly moved by the park's unrivaled splendors.

Marvel at the majestic profile of Half Dome, climb the mighty mecca that is El Capitan, or hike into Tuolumne Grove, where gigantic, stunning Sequoia’s surround you. Immerse yourself in the drenching mists of Yosemite Falls, the gemstone lakes of the high country’s subalpine wilderness, and Hetch Hetchy’s pristine pathways.

There are walking trails everywhere, flat and steep, short and long, waterfalls to see, and beautiful swimming spots on the river. There are bike trails throughout the valley, dead flat, and on a hot day mainly off the roads and under the forest cover; the coolest spot to be.

In the middle of the valley, flat green meadows flanked by tall stands of trees surrounded by the most amazing rock faces unfold in every direction. Here you’ll find the Visitor’s Center, which is handy if you want to stock up on water, find a bathroom, or maybe just seek out some shade.

Practical Info

Yosemite is accessible year-round from the west (via Highways 120 W and 140) and south (Highway 41) and in summer also from the east (via Highway 120 E). After crossing the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, you'll travel through the Great Central Valley and into the Sierra foothills. Following the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll enter Yosemite National Park. Roads are plowed in winter but snow chains may be required at any time.

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Private Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco, San Francisco, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Yosemite National Park Day Trip from San Francisco

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience the majestic landscape and jaw-dropping views of Yosemite National Park on this private, guided full-day trip from San Francisco. You’ll pass ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $260.00
Yosemite and Glacier Point with Ahwahnee Lunch, Yosemite National Park, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Yosemite and Glacier Point with Ahwahnee Lunch

Enjoy a luxurious full-day tour experience of Yosemite and Glacier Point. This tour is designed for a very small group, and chances are if you have 4 or more ...  Read more

Location: Fresno, California
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $229.00
Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Tour of Yosemite from Lake Tahoe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Join us on this exclusive fully narrated journey to Yosemite National Park from Lake Tahoe by a professional tour guide. This is an opportunity to experience ...  Read more

Location: South Lake Tahoe, California
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Natural Wonders of Yosemite Tour from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
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Natural Wonders of Yosemite Tour from San Francisco

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

This Yosemite tour is led by expert naturalist guides who will reveal the narrative of the Park, from epic clashes of granite and glacier to the land’s journey ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $249.00
Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from Los Angeles by Train, Los Angeles, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Yosemite and Glacier Point Tour from Los Angeles by Train

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Leave the City of Angels for angelic Yosemite on this over-night trip. Hop on the Amtrak from Los Angeles to Fresno where you'll spend the night. The following ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $345.00
Small Group Yosemite Valley Day Trip from San Francisco, San Francisco, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small Group Yosemite Valley Day Trip from San Francisco

Explore the Yosemite Valley, known as Ahwahnee to the Ahwahneechee who once called this spectacular place home. You'll see all the sights and learn the rich ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $195.00
Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, Full-day Tours
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Private Guided Hiking Tour in Yosemite

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

See Yosemite National Park on an outing that combines short easy hikes with outdoor education–great for children and adults alike! Spend quality time with your ...  Read more

Location: Yosemite, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $226.25
Guided Snowshoe Hike in Yosemite, Yosemite National Park, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Guided Snowshoe Hike in Yosemite

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore the winter trails of Yosemite on a snowshoe hike for a truly memorable experience in this pristine wilderness! With easy-to-follow techniques and ...  Read more

Location: Yosemite, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $195.00
Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson, Yosemite National Park, Ski & Snow
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Experience Yosemite: Beginner or Advanced Photography Lesson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Step into the shoes of Ansel Adams, Charles Weed, Carlton Watkins and Edward Weston during a basic or advanced photography lesson in magnificent Yosemite ...  Read more

Location: Yosemite, California
Duration: Varies

From USD $281.25
Yosemite Valley Winter Tour, Yosemite National Park, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Yosemite Valley Winter Tour

Much like in the summer, the Yosemite Valley Floor offers hours of exploration within the more level and easier accessible areas of the Yosemite Valley. In ...  Read more

Location: Yosemite Valley, California
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00

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