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Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater

Enjoy entertainment under the stars, ranging from ranger talks to nature movies, during the summer months in Yosemite National Park.

Nature is usually the star attraction of Yosemite National Park, but at Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater, another type of entertainment takes center stage. During the warmer months, attend slideshows, nature movies, ranger talks and other entertaining and informative activities. Located in the center of Yosemite Valley Lodge, the outdoor amphitheater hosts events every night during the summer. 

Yosemite Valley Lodge, formerly known as Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, offers the closest accommodations to Yosemite Falls. From the lodge, take a short walk to the iconic waterfalls. As you enjoy outdoor entertainment in Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater, you may be able to hear the thundering of the walls in the distance. 

Around dinner time, stop at Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater for your evening’s entertainment. On some days, an early show is aimed at children age 6 and under, with stories and activities. During this same timeslot on other days, start at the amphitheater for a family stroll. After dark, a later timeslot features shows that follow a nature theme, such as wildlife, geology, trees, the stars and Ansel Adams photography. Check the park brochure to find out the schedule for the amphitheater’s programs.

You don’t have to use Yosemite Valley Lodge for accommodations to enjoy the entertainment in Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater, but staying here is an unforgettable experience. To ensure that you are able to book a room, make reservations at least 12 months in advance. 

From Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater, the rest of Yosemite Valley is at your fingertips. Hike to Half Dome or Glacier Point or explore one of the many trails that begin near Yosemite Lodge. Take photos from the same vantage points that inspired Ansel Adams to create his glorious images of Yosemite.

Because it is entirely outdoors, the Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater puts on performances only in the summer. In inclement weather, shows may be canceled. However, there really is no better place to enjoy northern California’s balmy summer evenings, and be thoroughly entertained in the process, than from Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater.


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Yosemite Valley Lodge £186
Yosemite Valley Lodge

Yosemite Valley Lodge

9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Yosemite Valley and Yosemite Falls. Yosemite Visitor Center is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.

    The Ahwahnee £362
    The Ahwahnee

    The Ahwahnee

    9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in a national park, this historic hotel is steps away from Ahwahnee Meadow and Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Visitor Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Curry Village
      Curry Village

      Curry Village

      9010 Curry Village Dr., Yosemite National Park, CA
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Yosemite National Park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yosemite Mountaineering School and Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Falls and Yosemite Visitor Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

        Yosemite View Lodge £94
        Yosemite View Lodge

        Yosemite View Lodge

        11136 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on the riverfront, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Yosemite National Park and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Yosemite Arch Rock Gate Entrance. Yosemite Valley and Tunnel View are also within 12 miles (20 km).

          Brookside Cottage
          Brookside Cottage

          Brookside Cottage

          7201 Yosemite Parkway, Yosemite National Park, CA
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Yosemite National Park, this cottage is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Lukens Lake Trailhead and within 12 miles (20 km) of Yosemite Valley and Olmsted Point. Tenaya Lake and Murphy Creek Trailhead are also within 12 miles (20 km).

            Forest Glen-yw
            Forest Glen-yw

            Forest Glen-yw

            7515 Henness Circle, Yosemite National Park, CA
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Yosemite National Park, this holiday home is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Lukens Lake Trailhead and within 12 miles (20 km) of Yosemite Valley and Olmsted Point. Tenaya Lake and Murphy Creek Trailhead are also within 12 miles (20 km).

              Timberlodge Cabin
              Timberlodge Cabin

              Timberlodge Cabin

              7458 Yosemite Parkway, Yosemite National Park, CA
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Yosemite National Park, this cabin is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Lukens Lake Trailhead and within 12 miles (20 km) of Yosemite Valley and Olmsted Point. Tenaya Lake and Murphy Creek Trailhead are also within 12 miles (20 km).

                Large Vacation Home, Former B&b, Inside Yosemite
                Large Vacation Home, Former B&b, Inside Yosemite

                Large Vacation Home, Former B&b, Inside Yosemite

                7210 Yosemite Park Way, Yosemite National Park, CA
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the mountains, this holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Yosemite National Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Sierra National Forest. Yosemite Valley and Badger Pass Ski Area are also within 9 miles (15 km).