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Popular Attractions near Yosemite National Park

If you're a first time visitor to Yosemite National Park, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions near Yosemite National Park.

What are some good attractions near Yosemite National Park?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions near Yosemite National Park.

Half Dome
Mariposa, CA
Olmsted Point
Mariposa County, CA
Emerald Pool
Yosemite Village, CA
Lower Pines Campground
Yosemite National Park, CA
Mist Trail
Yosemite National Park Yosemite, CA
Vernal Falls
Mariposa, CA
Curry Village
9010 Curry Village Dr. Yosemite National Park, CA
Sierra Nevada
Mariposa County, CA
Nevada Falls
Ansel Adams Gallery
9031 Village Drive Yosemite National Park, CA

(209) 372-4413
Yosemite Valley Visitor Center
9035 Village Dr Mariposa County, CA

(209) 372-0200


Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Hiked to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park."  See More

"If the road is not closed for winter be sure to drive the Tioga pass road, stopping at Olmsted Point and Tenaya Lake and tuolumne meadows."  See More

"If you are visiting Yosemite National Park, you absolutely must hike the Mist Trail to the Emerald Pool,where you can swim and slide down the natural water slides"  See More

"My favorite hike in Yosemite is Vernal Falls and you have to make your way over to Half Dome."  See More

"Whether you pick Curry Village or Yosemite Lodge at the Falls will depend on the type of accommodations you want."  See More

"Out of Bishop, Ca heading Southwest, you can take an old Paiute Indian Trail up and over the Sierra Nevada, or just enjoy being above the tree line."  See More

"Even though the cables won't be up at Half Dome, you can still hike up to the top of Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls (same trail that goes to Half Dome)."  See More

"I like to visit the Ansel Adams Gallery, but it is very crowded and touristy."  See More

"I would recommend the Monterey Bay area (Carmel By the Sea, Monterey, Pacific Grove and also San Juan Bautista and some of the coastal redwoods (a different species than the sequoias that you see in Yosemite Valley Visitor Center or Kings Canyon National Park The main coastal redwood National Park is around Crescent City but if you didn't want to go that far north there are some at Big Basin State Park"  See More

Where can I find out more about Yosemite National Park?

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