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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park
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Type of Attraction
Wilderness, Mountains, Trails, Beaches, Lakes, Rivers
Day Trip
Interests That Apply
Photography, Outdoors, Sports & Recreation, Science
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Price: $20-$30
There is an entrance fee per car that is good for seven days.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Notes: Many areas of the park are wheelchair accessible; however, some trails are long and difficult/impossible for people using wheelchairs. Check website or call for more information.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Address: Phone:
Highway 140 East
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389
+1 209 372 0200
Fax: +1 209 372 0220


In California, Yosemite (pronounced yo-SEHM-itty) is synonymous with natural beauty; it's a word that conjures the sweeping valleys and majestic mountains captured in the photography of Ansel Adams and writings of the great naturalist John Muir, among others. Simply unparalleled in its scale, grace, and awe-inspiring beauty, Yosemite has been a pilgrimage for Californian nature-lovers for over 150 years. The park allows every outdoor activity conceivable, including hiking, biking, photography, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, get the point. Roughly 150 miles east of San Francisco, you can visit Yosemite by car and then spend any amount of time you wish there. Give yourself some time, however, as it is an area spanning over 1,200 square miles. You won't be disappointed.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Visit Time: 6hr-Full day(8hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Reservations for tent camping, the Wawona, and Ahwahnee are highly recommended. You can easily stay here for days. A one day trip will only give you a peek.
Price: $20-$30
Price Notes: There is an entrance fee per car that is good for seven days.
Payment Types: Traveler Checks, VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX, DISCOVER


Outdoor with little or no covering. Notes: Yosemite has pleasant to hot weather during the summer months and snow from the fall to spring.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Train
Notes: The best way to go to Yosemite from San Francisco is by car so that you can plan your own trip. Amtrak also runs to Yosemite--stopping in Merced and transferring you to a motorcoach for the rest of the way. If you are adventurous, Green Tortoise offers a Yosemite Trip.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Parking is included in entrance fee.

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