During my winter trip to California, I am planning to drive from Monterey to Merced and catch the YARTS to spend a night at Yosemite. Any idea about a convenient location where I can park my car and catch the bus to Yosemite and get back the following evening to drive back to Monterey. I want to avoid the snow driving and that's why this plan.
You can park at the Amtrak station in Merced which is also a YARTS bus stop. This parking lot is unattended, however, so you will do so at your own risk.
BTW, you can also get to Yosemite from Monterey via Amtrak. You can check out www.amtrak.com for fare and schedule information.
Thanks for your inputs. I cannot park at Monterey since it would be difficult to match the Amtrak/Greyhound timings from there as I would be pressed for time. Moreover, I would face the same problem at Monterey as I would be on the roads with a rented car. I am starting from north of California. I was wondering whether the transportation center at Merced, which also serves as a stop to the YARTS, has any attended parking lot. It would be great if you have this information to share.
Thanks again for your previous reply.
Try calling the Merced Conference and Visitor's Bureau:
Good luck and have a great time in Yosemite.
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