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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
From $473.00
 
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

More Tourist Traps in Yosemite National Park

Photographers Stumble Over Each Other

It's really amazing how much photography goes on in Yosemite during the average day. Thousands of photos of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Bridle Veil Falls, El Cap, and so on, all day long. I found this...
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atufft
Apr 07, 2013

Too Many Gift Shops

Yosemite is run by a concession company based in North Carolina, so I'm told, so virtually everything in the valley generates huge profits for this company. While browsing the many gift shops is...
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atufft
Apr 06, 2013

you can't miss Yosemite Falls or can you?

It's a safe bet to say that many people come to Yosemite National Park just to see the waterfalls and no falls are more famous than the park's namesakes. Unfortunately, this popularity makes them very...
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richiecdisc
Sep 24, 2009

Negative experience with YST

Yosemite Sightseeing Tours (YST) out of Oakhurst CA was truly worse than nothing. Not only did we pay to sit in a bus for several hours that couldn't even go to parts of the park, but we had to put up...
texfoolette
Aug 19, 2008

Gas stations

Petrol in this park is much more expensive than other petrol stations in LeeWinning or other places in the western or southern areas. There are several inYosemite, open year round are in Wawona and at...
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DPando
Apr 23, 2008

The foot of Bridalveil Falls is busy in summer

It's not really a tourist trap, but trying to find a spot to park is ridiculous. This is the first falls visitors see upon entering the part by way of the main Arch Rock entrance. The path from the...
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atufft
Jun 03, 2007
 
 
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Steller's Jay Squawk

Often called simply "blue jays", the interesting top knotted Steller Jay is a common sight in Yosemite Valley. While not dangerous, these birds can be pests, so it's important not to leave food to far...
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atufft
Jun 03, 2007

THE VALLEY!!!!!!! Tourist Mecca

I really dislike calling any part of a National Park a tourist trap. I am happy that people are enjoying nature.... it's just the selfish rude people that spoil it for others.Sooo, to not let the...
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Shihar
Jun 26, 2006

Bears about!

It was our first time to go to Yosemite National Park so of course we had to check the internet for tips. What we found scared us - Bears! That they can smell food from a very far distance. As...
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JaneCajuguiran
Jan 29, 2006

Yosemite Valley

I would recommend going once if you've never been; the views are specacular and worth the hassle. It's the only way to see such famous sights as Half Dome, El Capitan, and Bridal Veil Falls... and...
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Marisa79
Jun 02, 2005

Lakes?

Don't believe them there are not that many lakes in Yosemite Valley, at least Mirrow Lake is invisible in October! Enjoy walking through a lake without getting wet. And you will definitely enjoy the...
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IceBear7
Oct 25, 2004

Waterfalls?

Don't believe them... there are no big waterfalls in Yosemite.. AT LEAST NOT IN OCTOBER. It's definitely worth the walk because Yosemite Valley is wonderful even without the waterfalls. Just use your...
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IceBear7
Oct 25, 2004

FILL UP BEFORE YOU ENTER!

Make sure you have a full tank before you go into the park. it will take a good 30-40 minutes to get to the campgrounds once you enter the park and there are only a couple gas stations. the gas is...
LAURAKP2002
Sep 01, 2004

The Valley Floor

The view from Glacier Point down to the Valley Floor is spectacular, but if you're here in the peak summer season, don't be surprised to see the landscape dotted with car traffic and swarms of...
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acemj
Jun 16, 2004

Top Hotels in Yosemite National Park

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9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, California, 95389, United States
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8308 Wawona Road, , California, 95389, United States
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5180 Jones Street, Mariposa, California, 95338, United States
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Yosemite Valley, 9005 Southside Dr., , California, 95389, United States
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9010 Curry Village Drive, , California, 95389, United States
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6979 Calif. 140 (P.O. Box 81), Midpines, California, 95345, United States
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Top Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

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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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Mariposa Grove

Mariposa :Grizzly Giant,Tunnel Tree & Fallen Giant Walk the Talk from Mariposa Grove. This is about 2 Kms drive from the South Entrance of Yosemite National Park. Close places to stay are the...
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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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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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Bridal Veil Falls

From the tunnel to Tunnel view, your next stop will be Bridalveil fall. You see the fall as you drive down towards the tunnel, but from the parking lot, the falls is giant and so close. From the...
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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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Top 5 Yosemite National Park Writers

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chewy3326

"The Incomparable Valley (and Park)"
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goingsolo

"Yosemite in a day"
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richiecdisc

"On Becoming Part of the Food Chain: Yosemite"
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acemj

"Yosemite National Park"
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atufft

"Yosemite is Perhaps the Prettiest Park in the USA"
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