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Yosemite National Park

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4,388 Reviews
9035 Village Dr, Yosemite, California

The Basics

Yosemite is one of the most popular day trip destinations from San Francisco, often visited on full-day and multi-day excursions from the city. Visit with roundtrip transportation to explore the park independently, or choose a guided experience to see much of the park in a short amount of time. Sightseeing bus tours, valley floor tours, and Glacier Point tours are available, while small-group and private options are offered.

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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
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Mike was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and a smooth driver. He had the timings and recommendations. Well organized and efficient. Although, we did wish we had more time to roam the park, we understood if you want to hit more highlight points then something has to give. Unfortunately, this time of year the glacier waters have dried up so we didn't get to see the water. Hopefully we'll be back in the spring time to see it in the future. Overall solid trip and worth the experience.
Zunir_C, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Best guide/driver ever!
Rose_P, Aug 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Denise was an excellent driver and tour guide. Her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the area was great. She was concerned about our comfort and safety. She made sure we knew what to expect and that we were prepared with food and comfort stops. it was a very long day but definitely worth it.
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Sequoias, breathtaking scenery and biking through Yosemite Valley
Linda, Aug 2021
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
Amazing 2 day experience. Be sure to bring plenty of water for the sequoia hike a no water sources are available there. Cedar Lodge is a lovely place to relax before day 2. Great food, very clean. Bike rental on day 2 is highly recommended since the valley terrain is flat and there is so much to see. Swimming in the Mercede River was a definite highlight.
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Loved the tour!
Elizah_T, Aug 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
The tour was great! The vehicle used was clean and comfortable. Our tour guide and driver (Gino) provided us with a lot of information along the way and ample time on breaks. There is one food break going to and fro from Yosemite. when we arrived at the location our tour guide gave us time to explore the trails and area on our own.
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Yosemite Tour
Ivegotzthemagic, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Great tour! Comfortable and clean tour bus. I recommend bringing a neck pillow! Spent about 3.5 hours walking the valley floor. Wish we had more time to explore! Did not see that a WiFi SSID was provided during the the trip.
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Great tour guide
Patrick_C, Sep 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Our tour guide Joe was the best. Friendly, informative And kept the tour. Our driver Jack was great. It was a nice overall trip with plenty of time to see the High points of Yosemite Valley.
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Visiting Yosemite National Park
Jacqueline_G, Aug 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
I enjoyed very much the day hike to Tuolumne Grove. Walking on Big Oak Flat Road. Having lunch at the Yosemite Visitors Lodge. Weather 97-100, sunny and warm. Driver's name Roman provided a memorable day and bus tour, visiting many areas of Yosemite National Park. Roman provided lots of humor during our 16 hour journey from SF. Driver did very well accommodating 40 passengers.
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What a great way to see Yosemite without having to drive but yo see a lot The stay at the valley Yosemite lodge was grea
Julianna_H, Aug 2021
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
The best thing was taking iPhone photography class to be able to take great pictures of the park I took a great picture of half dome
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Great family day trip
Dana_P, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
We had such a fun trip! The bus was super clean and cool. The guide Gino had really funny stores to tell us during the drive and had great advice about where to buy affordable food for lunch and how to time budget all the stops so we could see as much as possible. Absolutely the highlight of our vacation!
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Get On The Bus (to Yosemite)!
Joana_J, Sep 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Our tour guide, Alberto, was very knowledgeable about the history of the terrain, historical figures and other little tidbits. I thoroughly enjoyed his presentation, to include his jokes/humor and his eye for great pic opportunities! Shuttle bus was comfortable and equipped w/charging station, AC & TV monitor to watch a movie. Highly recommend this tour especially if Alberto is the tour guide!
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Nice One-day trip
Livio_R, Sep 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
It was a nice trip. We recommend it to anyone who loves nature but not so much that they would go camping. This was a one day trip, which means we spent several hours on the bus. That part, not so much fun. But the driver was nice and entertaining. They push hard for tips. Hmm... But Yosemite is an amazing place to visit. I don't know if I would go back though...
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Magnificent national park
Lily_V, Jul 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Yosemite Falls was a beautiful sight. This is a great sampler of what Yosemite National Park offers to visitors.
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Great Trip! Perfect for every age
Jo_Loren, Sep 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Gino was an amazing driver. He was interactive and very response to the guests on board. Would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to travel to Yosemite!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The park features a number of walking and biking trails that vary in difficulty and length. The Visitor Center is the best place to find information on the trails.

  • Yosemite day hikes, adventure tours, and hiking tours offer opportunities for active days out in nature, all with the help of a guide. Choose from hiking tours, yoga tours, photography tours, and more.

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How to Get There

Yosemite National Park is best accessed via car ($20 fee per vehicle). From San Francisco, it’s about a four-hour drive—you’ll cross the Bay Bridge and travel through the Great Central Valley into the Sierra foothills. Following the beautiful Merced River to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, you'll enter Yosemite Valley. Most tours from the Bay Area include roundtrip transportation.

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When to Get There

Yosemite is accessible year-round, though snow chains may be required in winter. The park is beautiful in every season, but be aware that access to some hiking trails is weather-permitting. Many consider spring the best time to visit—expect crowds in summer and snow activities such as snowshoeing and skiing in winter.

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What Not To Miss in Yosemite National Park

It’s hard to go too wrong, but where to start? The majestic profile of Half Dome is perhaps the most iconic sight in the park. You can also view the mighty mecca that is El Capitan, or hike into Tuolumne Meadows, where giant sequoias surround you. As for waterfalls, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and Vernal Falls are all must-sees, and when it comes to viewpoints, be sure to check out Glacier Point and Tunnel View.

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