16 Ways to Be a Smart Yosemite California Trip Planner

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Use These Tips to Plan Yosemite Trip Like a Pro

Too Yosemite visitors fall the common time-wasters and fun-busters can ruin their trip. sleeping in their car because can’t find a hotel stuck in summer gridlock or standing dejectedly at the door of the Restaurant because they get in for Sunday brunch. We’re to help you keep from their ranks and enjoy trip without having to the pitfalls the hard way.

To be a Yosemite trip planner, your vacation more and less of your hard-earned doing it, try these tips:

16 to be a Smart Yosemite Visitor

in the Right Place for You: are inside and outside the national and some hotels with the Yosemite in their names are quite far away. Use the Yosemite guide to find out about area, its pros and cons.

Reserve Ahead for Camping: All the to reserve and how to do it are in the Yosemite National Campground Guide. It’s a fact that only of the Yosemite camping sites reservations. If you want to stay in a that operates on a first first served basis, get early. On busy days, fill up as early as 9:00

Know the Weather: To know to expect during your check the Yosemite climate and .

Bring the Right Stuff: from the items we found for in Yosemite’s shops, visitors need earplugs, motion remedies, lip moisturizers, blister and insect repellent.

Sightseeing The most popular stops are Valley. Glacier Point. Grove, Tunnel View and Meadows. They’re prettiest in morning and late afternoon and they’ll be less crowded too. See where they are on the map .

Don’t Drive in Traffic: If staying along Hwy 140 between and Yosemite, use the Yosemite Area buses to get into the park. It actually keep you out of traffic, but else will have to with it — and you’ll on gasoline.

Avoid Gridlock the Park: No matter how you get there, you’re inside the park, use the shuttle buses to get around and try buses and trams to reach Grove, Glacier Point, and sights.

Gas Up Before You Get There: It not only save you money, but also prevent a last-minute when you check the gauge in Valley and realize you’ve got drops left and there are no gas Where to buy for lower prices on any route are in the how to get to Yosemite guide. Use the in the valley once you’re and one full tank should get you in and

Take a Bike Ride: Valley is quite flat and you can it by bicycle on 12 miles of paved Not only is it an environmentally friendly way to get but you’ll have time to get a look at El Capitan instead of a National Lampoon’s Vacation pointing to it out the car window as you speed You can rent bicycles at Curry and Yosemite Lodge, spring fall.

Beware of Bears: All the about bears in Yosemite just a lot of fuss over A hungry bear can tear car door off in minutes if they there’s food inside. To your stuff safe, these tips for bears at .

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Don’t Go Hungry: Yosemite restaurants close fairly and only larger groups can advance reservations. Check closing times at the beginning of visit and try to arrive at least an before closing time to be you get in.Reserve ahead for Sunday at the Ahwahnee, especially during holiday weekends and school

Days Are Shorter Than You Days at Yosemite aren’t as long as the official sunrise and times may lead you to believe. of high mountains on its west the Yosemite Valley falls shadows about two hours the sun sets. Light will but it starts getting cooler and start winding down as as the sun’s last warm are gone.

Money Matters: The National Park entry fee is per vehicle and is good for seven If your vacation plans more than two national in a year, ask about an annual During National Parks (held in April), entry are waived in more than 100 nationwide, including Yosemite Park. Get more information at the Parks Week website. is also free on selected days that vary by You’ll find the current list here .

Another Way to Get in Cheaper: Find aged 62 or older to take They can get a lifetime Senior for a lower price than one admission.

Traveling With Pet: It may be best to leave home. The park has so many that having one along hamper your ability to the place. A full list is at the Park website. If you decide your dog along anyway, the at the Yosemite Valley Stable is from Memorial Day 1 through Day 2. You’ll need written of immunizations, dogs must at least 20 pounds or for smaller they may board them if you a small kennel. Call for more details.

Get High Safely: Elevation at varies, but can be up to 10,000 feet. For to stay well and comfortable, a look at the high elevation .

1 Memorial Day is celebrated on the last of May.

2 Labor Day is celebrated on the Monday in September.

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