Beauty in the Valley
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, and...you 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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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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