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Yosemite Village is a small tourist-friendly destination set in the heart of the spectacular scenery of Yosemite Valley. It’s a gateway to some of the most recognizable landmarks in Yosemite National Park. Visit Yosemite Village to learn about the region’s history via art and museum exhibits. Plan excursions with park rangers and pick up supplies for overnight stays at the park’s camping grounds.
Glimpse into the lives of the Ahwahneechee people, Yosemite’s earliest residents, and walk through a replica indigenous settlement at Yosemite Museum. Learn about the flora, fauna and geological history of the valley at the Yosemite Visitor Center. Pick up trail maps and get advice from park rangers here, too. Browse art exhibitions, with a focus on the work of landscape photographer Ansel Adams, at the Ansel Adams Gallery.
The natural delights of Yosemite National Park are just a short walk from the village center. Stroll along the banks of the meandering Merced River to beaches and picnic sites. Among these are Sentinel Beach Picnic Area and Swinging Bridge Picnic Area. Gaze up at the soaring El Capitan rock while picnicking at El Capitan Meadow. Rent a raft, cruise along the river and paddle in the cool water.
Set out on foot along marked trails to discover the many waterfalls that flow from the clifftops. The 2,425-feet (739-meter) high Yosemite Falls is North America’s tallest waterfall. Horsetail Fall, Sentinel Falls and Staircase Falls are all worth hiking to. See imposing granite cliffs reflect perfectly in Mirror Lake and enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the valley at Tunnel View lookout.
For more adventure, hike to the summit of Half Dome, North Dome and Sentinel Dome for an on-top-of-the-world feeling. Glacier Point commands an awe-inspiring view of both Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.
Yosemite Village is about a 4-hour drive from San Francisco and over a 5-hour drive from Los Angeles. The free Yosemite Shuttle connects the village with major sites in Yosemite Valley. Stay overnight at hotels and lodges or camping grounds, for a memorable night sleeping beneath a starlit sky.
This picturesque lodge is one-half mile from the west entrance to Yosemite National Park, where guests can hike scenic trails, fish in clear streams, and bike along quiet cycle paths.
Situated in Yosemite National Park, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Big Oak Flat Information Center and Yosemite Mountaineering School. Badger Pass and Tunnel View are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Located on 35 acres bordering the Sierra National Forest, the Tenaya Lodge is in Fish Camp, 2 miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park and abundant year-round recreation.
8 miles from the Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite National Park, this lodge offers a "base" for adventures in the surrounding area.
This vacation lodge fronts the wild Merced River and is just 2 miles from the entrance to Yosemite National Park.
Situated in El Portal, this caravan park/campground is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from El Portal Market and 8.1 mi (13 km) from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Falls are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Nestled in the forest just 2 miles from the Hetch Hetchy entrance on the tranquil western edge of Yosemite National Park, this 1920s lodge offers a peaceful retreat on 22 rustic acres.