What you need to know before your Yosemite to San Francisco vacation

  1. By Dannie
  2. On Sep 12, 2018
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

Yosemite has a history of high-profile champions, from John Muir to Ansel Adams to Teddy Roosevelt, but many modern contemporaries have made it their life's work studying and learning about the park’s flora, fauna, and natural and human history. Here we talk about what you need to know before your Yosemite to San Francisco vacation.

Go with public transportation

Skip the traffic and leave the driving to the professionals when you take public transportation, like the park’s free shuttle or the YARTS. “You’ll get to look at the sites out the window while they do the driving, and you’ll also get to skip most of the Yosemite Valley traffic because the drivers utilize the bus lanes,” says Holderfield.

Go for the views

One look at Yosemite National Park and there’s little wonder as to why photographer Ansel Adams found such inspiration here. There are loads of viewpoints found throughout the park, so take your time and take a look around – you may just find inspiration here, too.

Go with a guide

It’s easy to see the sites of Yosemite, but to truly uncover the area’s many secrets, go with an expert. Park rangers offer ranger-led and interpretive programs covering a variety of topics (e.g. nature, history, photography, outdoor adventure, theater), and the naturalist guides at Evergreen Lodge offer myriad activities, too.