Yosemite Village, Yosemite National Park
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
The main developed area in the otherwise pristine nature of Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Village offers useful facilities for your visit. Although the buildings maintain the rustic nature of the park, they cater to guests with modern amenities. Stop in the visitor center to get maps and other valuable information from park rangers, fuel up in one of the restaurants, or purchase Yosemite souvenirs in one of the gift shops. Stores here also sell supplies for camping and other outdoor activities, so you may be able to purchase any important pieces of equipment that you forgot at home. To visit Yosemite Village and other attractions in Yosemite National Park, use our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.
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The parking was a nightmare, but it's a great place to relax and recharge your batteries. Catch up on food, water and a 'body break'.
Due to queues at the grill bar, we bought food from Village Store. Excellent choice of prepared salads, snacks and fresh fruit. There was hot chicken and other meal choices. Good value too, considerin... read more »
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This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Yosemite Village is great because even though it's in the middle of the forest, there is a sense of community with other visitors. There is everything from hiking, biking, canoeing, fine dining, and shows. I love coming here.
Be prepared for the crowd. Million of people visited Yosemite annually especially during this year centennial celebration of the National Park Service. Long line at the free shuttle bus stop and scarce parking at trail head can be frustrating but you can go early in the morning for less crowd. Stay inside the park so you can enjoy the awesome beauty of the valley during sunrise and sunset hour. Our kids (age 10 and 7) enjoyed various ranger programs and they loved to earn their junior ranger badges. Don't miss rafting down the Merced River when the water level is right.
Great camping spot. You have to make line at 6:00 a.m. in hopes of getting a spot, only 56 numbers are given out.. $6 per person per day, restrooms are cleaned every day, toilet flushes and toilet paper provided.. no soap in restroom, bring your own.. squirrel are everywhere, storage bins provided at every camp site because of bears... great nature place will definitely go back..
I can't believe it took me 10 years in California to visit Yosemite. Well worth the time money and effort. I will be going again as soon as i can.
Yosemite village was about a half mile walk from where I was staying in the valley (or a 2 minute shuttle ride). We explored over here on our second day and we found the largest grocery/souvenir store, the post office and the loft dining area. This is your one stop shop in Yosemite to get all of your errands done.
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