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Things to do in Yosemite Village

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Travel Agency
“Only 45 minutes to Yosemite National Park entrance gate. One hour to Tuolumne Meadows. About 2.5 hours to Yosemite Valley”
  • 10 locals recommend
Locality
“Although Mammoth is close to Yosemite, the drive can have traffic and be longer than expected. Plan to start your day early to view this national park”
  • 87 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“The only proper grocery store located in Yosemite is in the Yosemite Village. They have everything you could want/need - but it's slightly more pricey than if you stop at VONS in Oakhurst or the grocery store in Mariposa on your way into Yosemite. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This is the best shop in Yosemite for unique tokens to celebrate your time in Yosemite. There's beautiful pottery, photography, art and sculpture. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“For a nice drink at the end of a fun day, head to the Mountain Room Bar (there's an awesome fireplace for chilly winter evenings) to spot climbers and other local heros. And for a great dinner, the Mountain Room is a local favorite. The prices range from about $20-35 per plate. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Waterfall
“0.5 miles/0.8 km round trip: Hike to the base of the tallest waterfall in North America and absorb some of the adrenaline-soaked spray that's just survived a 2,400-foot (720-meter) freefall. Best in the spring and early summer, when there's lots of water roaring over the falls.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Hike 2.25 miles/3.6 km round trip: This nearly flat hike takes you through two meadows in the heart of Yosemite Valley, crosses the Merced River twice - including a trip over the iconic Swinging Bridge (at left) - and provides multiple views of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. Not only that, but the trail goes directly past the Lower Yosemite Falls trailhead AND a bar. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is the spot where you see the half dome reflecting on mirror like water of the Merced river.”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is the closest grocery store to the home, and convenient when you are visiting Yosemite Valley. Lots of souvenirs and gift available and good grocery selection for a small store.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Government Building
“You must take a hike to Lower and Upper falls. The people are extremely friendly and will answer any question you have at the visitors center. Have fun, and be prepared to be amazed!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“0.5 miles/0.8 km round trip: Hike to the base of the tallest waterfall in North America and absorb some of the adrenaline-soaked spray that's just survived a 2,400-foot (720-meter) freefall. Best in the spring and early summer, when there's lots of water roaring over the falls.”
  • 1 local recommends

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Bar
“For a nice drink at the end of a fun day, head to the Mountain Room Bar (there's an awesome fireplace for chilly winter evenings) to spot climbers and other local heros. And for a great dinner, the Mountain Room is a local favorite. The prices range from about $20-35 per plate. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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