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Yosemite VillageUnited States of America

The dramatic waterfalls and granite walls of Yosemite National Park are all accessible via enjoyable hikes from this tourist village.

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.

Top hotels in Yosemite Village

Yosemite Valley Lodge
Yosemite Valley Lodge
3 out of 5
9006 Yosemite Lodge Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
The price is £184 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan

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.

4.2/5Excellent! (128 reviews)

"Excellent place , love to go back there again ☺️ Staff was very nice 👍"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2020

Yosemite Valley Lodge
The Ahwahnee
The Ahwahnee
4 out of 5
9005 Ahwahnee Drive, Yosemite National Park, CA
The price is £358 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (165 reviews)

"We love the old-world elegance of the property. If you plan on having dinner in the dining room, make sure you book your reservations when you book the room."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

The Ahwahnee
Curry Village
Curry Village
2.5 out of 5
9010 Curry Village Dr., Yosemite National Park, CA
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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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (26 reviews)

"Very Clean. Cabin was in excellent condition. Comfy beds and warm blankets."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Curry Village
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Yosemite Village

Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
1 out of 5
9988 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
The price is £66 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec

Situated near the airport, this campsite is within 25 mi (40 km) of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls and Vernal Falls. El Capitan is 22.3 mi (35.8 km) away.

3.7/5Good! (921 reviews)

"Great campground with friendly staff! Will be coming back!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2020

Indian Flat RV Park - Tent Cabins & Cottages
Scenic Wonders Evergreen Cabin 3 Bedroom
Scenic Wonders Evergreen Cabin 3 Bedroom
3 out of 5
2645 English Lane, Yosemite National Park, CA

Situated in Yosemite National Park, this cabin is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Yosemite National Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Sierra National Forest and Yosemite ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"I love this place! Couldn’t have ask for a better place to stay at! Everything was perfect! I recommend this place to everyone!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Scenic Wonders Evergreen Cabin 3 Bedroom
Scenic Wonders Papa Bear Cabin 3 bedroom
Scenic Wonders Papa Bear Cabin 3 bedroom
3.5 out of 5
8004 Cedar Circle, Yosemite National Park, CA

Situated in Yosemite National Park, this cabin is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Yosemite National Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Sierra National Forest and Yosemite ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Nice mountain location, it was beautiful.. kind too close to other houses. A couple of heaters didn't work. The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, etc. The beds were comfy and the cabin was overall nicely decorated. Close proximity to Giant Redwoods and Yosemite. I would definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Scenic Wonders Papa Bear Cabin 3 bedroom
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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