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Popular things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Nature in Yosemite National Park

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Trails in Yosemite National Park

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Hidden gems in Yosemite National Park

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Wildlife in Yosemite National Park

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Places to visit with Yosemite National Park

San Francisco BEST FOR: Island, Bridge, Pier / Boardwalk
Los Angeles BEST FOR: Theme Park, Specialty Museum, Historic Walking Area
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park BEST FOR: Historic Site, Forest, Hiking Trail
San Diego BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Zoo, Beach
Santa Monica BEST FOR: Pier / Boardwalk, Beach, Shopping

Where to stay in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park offers something for everyone. Choose from upscale or historic hotels, a well-appointed lodge, motel rooms, rustic cabins, canvas tent cabins, and developed campgrounds. Yosemite Village in the heart of the valley is the most convenient place to stay, but other accommodations line the roads leading to the village. If you can't secure a place inside the park, try the various lodges, inns, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and motels on the roads leading in from the west. Staying any further out can cost you valuable time that you could be spending hiking, biking, and sightseeing. To escape from the crowds in the valley, reserve a campsite at Crane Flat or Hodgdon Meadow, which are far enough out to provide solitude but close enough to reach major valley attractions in less than half an hour. Campgrounds along Tioga Road see even fewer crowds. If you plan to visit in summer, you must reserve accommodations (even campsites) well in advance, as Yosemite remains extremely popular with both visitors from afar and those based in California.
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