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2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco
"Immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of Yosemite National Park in the winter with this 2-day tour from San Francisco. Throughout your trip your guide will teach you about the history of Yosemite and give you great advice on how to get the most out of your time in the park.""""Escape to the snow-capped mountains of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco for two full days. Take a coach tour of Yosemite Valley with your guide and enjoy various activities during your free time such as hiking and snowshoeing. Soak in views o Yosemite is said to be best in the winter months!Likely to Sell Out: Rooms at the Yosemite Lodge often sell out months in advance. Reserve early to avoid disappointment"title=Highlights&1=2-day+winter+tour+of+Yosemite+National+Park+from+San+Francisco&2=Take+a+coach+tour+of+spectacular+Yosemite+Valley+and+enjoy+views+of+famous+sites+such+as+Half+Dome&3=Stay+overnight+at+the+cozy+Yosemite+Lodge+at+the+Falls&4=Choose+from+a2 days / 1 night
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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip
"Your journey begins with a convenient pickup at your hotel. You'll cross the San Francisco Bay Bridge en route to the Sierra Nevada mountain range driving through gold rush towns as your guide carries you back to the era of the old West.In the late morning enter Yosemite National Park where you'll take a guided walk. Visit the Tuolumne Grove (weather permitting) and be amazed by the size of the redwood trees in Yosemite's largest grove. Let the serene surroundings of the forest recharge your energy. Stop a watch for rock climbers as they daringly make their way to the summit. In the springtime marvel at the tallest waterfall in the park Yosemite Falls.After you may explore Yosemite Valley on your own. For lunch
From $159.00
 
Small-Group Yosemite Tour from San Francisco
"Gear up for your full-day Yosemite adventure with early morning pickup from your San Francisco hotel. Relax aboard your 20-passenger luxury biodesel van across the Bay Bridge offering great views of San Francisco Bay the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.Making your way across the Central Valley — one of the largest agricultural regions in the United States — make a 10-minute stop at a street-side fruit stand for a chance to purchase some fresh local nuts or fruit. arrive at Yosemite National Park a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its spectacular granite cliffs waterfalls massive sequoia groves and biological diversity. Start your visit with a 1.5-hour driving tour through the park’s main attraction
From $179.00

Weather Wise Tips (14)

When to come?

May and June are the best months to visit Yosemite. The weather is consistently pleasant and the waterfalls are full and photogenic due to spring meltage. However, keep in mind that Yosemite is always...
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acemj
Jun 18, 2004

When To Go

Yosemite is a beautiful, breathtaking park any time of the year, but each season has it's pros and cons. When you decide when you want to go, you must decide what is more important to you: waterfalls,...
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Ischyros
Aug 13, 2003

How's the Weather up there?

Summers in Yosemite are usually warm and dry.Spring/ Fall is mild and pleasant (there will be flooding)Higher elevations receive a great deal of snow in Winter, however the Valley gets far less.Dress...
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Shihar
Jul 04, 2006

Winter in Yosemite

Winter in Yosemite brings rain at the lower elevations and snow at the higher ones. And while this snow tends to clear out the crowds, it provides some of the most dazzling photographs! Nothing beats...
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Ischyros
Aug 13, 2003

Rain turned into snow

In winter, it could be raining in the valley. And that can be disappointing. But what we did was that we kept driving up and up to higher elevations.Wow... eventually sure enough the rain turned into...
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SLLiew
Jun 18, 2007

Springtime

Snowmelt provides the fuel for the waterfalls. This is the time of year that they begin to churn full force. If waterfalls are your thing, this is your time to visit! The Mist Trail shows off why it's...
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Ischyros
Aug 13, 2003

Summer

Summer in Yosemite brings hoardes of people. Many reports and books tend to exaggerate the traffic problem saying things like "bumper to bumper traffic jams." Yes, it does get slow going at times, but...
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Ischyros
Aug 16, 2003

Autumn

Autumn is a beautiful time in Yosemite. The crowds of summer are gone, the weather is still pleasant and warm, the winter rains and snows haven't arrived, and lodging rates are low. The only bad thing...
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Ischyros
Aug 16, 2003

El Captain

My trip to Yosemite wasn't as sunny as the first picture makes you think. I was out of luck with the weather when I arrived in Yosemite National Park. It was raining and very clouded as you can see in...
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sim1
Mar 10, 2005

On the bridge on the Vernal Trail

Visiting Yosemite my second time was in the Spring of 2002. What a difference a season makes! The Vernal Trail, which had been hot and following a trickle of a Vernal Falls was now cool and rumbling...
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jessicadf
Jun 09, 2003

What's Yosemite like in April?

Temperatures in April can range between 32 (freezing) and 66 (relatively pleasant), but the weather can go from gorgeous to dangerous in a matter of an hour - very unpredictable, still, in April. That...
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CelticSu
Jan 27, 2009

Take Note of High Elevations

The elevations/altitudes within the park can get pretty high. While the weather may be nice at the lower elevations, you may encounter changing conditions while driving up to the higher elevations....
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meteorologist1
Jan 03, 2015
 
 
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"The Incomparable Valley (and Park)"
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"On Becoming Part of the Food Chain: Yosemite"
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Things to Do Near Yosemite National Park

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Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake was empty when we visited this place on 12 September 2009. Even though the lack of water was unexpected, it was quite an interesting sight and we also had the rare opportunity to stand on...
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Ahwahnee Hotel

We didn't stay at the Ahwahnee Hotel, so I can't comment on its lodging attributes, but we did have a few rounds at the bar after a long day of hiking, and we spent about 30-40 minutes walking around...
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Half Dome

The half dome is one of the most popular hikes in Yosemite. At over 400 feet incline, it is a difficult hike. The trail runs 12 miles; 6 miles each way. It is a seven hour hike in all. Since I was...
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Valley

This is a must do, even if there is traffic. The views are amazing and there are plenty of parking along side the road if there is a view you would like to see a little longer.Coming into the valley,...
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Glacier Point

Nothing prepares you for what you see when you get to Glacier Point in Yosemite. It is a high point way above the valley floor. From the gate, it is about a 25-30 minute drive. There is parking and...
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Falls

We went to Yosemite in July, it was perfect, the weather is not too hot then. We went on a hike, an easy one, passing by the Yosemite Falls, it's really beautiful. It's at 2,425 ft. There are several...
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