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Yosemite National Park

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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
$189.00 per adult
Amazing tour guide
Tour guide! She made the trip so memorable and was so knowledgeable! What a great trip. We were able to experience so much.
Sarah_P, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Long and Fun
Ann_E, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
The entire day was great!!! Our driver/escort was fantastic! Her driving skills were unbelievable. The Old Priest Rd was very scary. It was just about as scary as the road from Ouray ,Colorado to Silverton ,Colorado.
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Amazing tour guide
Sarah_P, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Tour guide! She made the trip so memorable and was so knowledgeable! What a great trip. We were able to experience so much.
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Great 1 day trip.
Kathleen_H, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Awesome time. Denise was informative and genuinely cared that we had a great experience. Would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see Yosemite.
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Fantastic experience! Would highly recommend
appleorangepear, Jun 2021
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
This trip thoroughly exceeded my expectations. Our small group hit all the key stops in Yosemite and had an amazing time among redwoods, gorgeous mountain views, and waterfalls. Our tour guide Jill was exceptional. She just radiated positive energy and was incredibly friendly and helpful along the way. Thank you Jill for making this trip so memorable!
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Wonderful tour
MariRuvalcoba_A, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
It was wonderful! Brandon is amazing!! Great, guide. We brought one year old daughter. She could sit gown on our lap. She was free to join the tour. We enjoyed her first birthday trip. Thank you.
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Great Tour
Taylor_K, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Our tour guide Denise was amazing! She stopped at places to eat and use the restroom and was very informative! It’s a very long day but the tour is beautiful!
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Great time!
MaryEllen_S, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Roman was amazing. This is my second time doing this day trip from SF and highly recommended for a taste of Yosemite!!! Next time we are staying longer there for sure! Thank you!
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Amazing
flutterby59, Sep 2019
2-Day Yosemite National Park Tour from San Francisco
The scenery in the park is absolutely breathtaking.The mountains...Il Kspitan were not disappointing. Some of the hikes are a little strenuous but doable. We booked through Incredible Adventures and the tour guide Daniel was professional yet companiable and kept us entertained. We stayed in the Cedar Lodge motel outside the park.The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. I highly recommend this tour and only wish there was a 3 day option.
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Great trip
Martha_S, May 2021
Yosemite One Day Trip 4 Hours in Park by Train and Bus
An adventure for the whole family. We enjoyed the train and bus ride. The scenery is beautiful. There is road construction in the park so there were some delays. Our travel agent, Ben, was very helpful and had plans in place in case we missed a connection but everything went very smoothly. Yosemite is not completely opened so food options are limited and the shuttles are not running so our time ran out quickly. It was still worth the time and effort to take this trip. My entire family (ages 4,15, 34,44, and 60+) enjoyed this trip.
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A most memorable experience
Gregory_M, May 2021
Yosemite National Park - Full Day Tour from San Francisco
Waterfalls were spectacular. The large rock formations especially El Capitan was breathtaking. Gino, our tour guide, was the best.
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One day Amazing Experience
Bobbie_D, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Highly recommend If you have limited time in the area and want to see as much as possible, this was the way to go! Our tour guide Denise shared her knowledge on every highlight within the park and on the way in & out of the city! Very interesting to learn about Alex and rock climbing on El Capitan! Such a memorable experience! Thank you!
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Great trip
Tara_S, Jun 2021
Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco
Great trip!!! Yosemite was amazing!! Our tour guide gave us a lot of information about along the way.

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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