- By kevin
- On Apr 24, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
We'd like to recommended the best destinations & neighborhoods in Yosemite for you. Travel experts and visitors agree that your to-do list must include the following: Half Dome, Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. And you can find the right Yosemite National Park tours on the Globerouter.com website with great disount.
Best destinations in Yosemite
There are a variety of airport options around Yosemite, making the park one of the most convenient to visit in the USA. The closest airport is the Fresno-Yosemite International Airport (FAT), which is about 65 miles south of the park (about a 1?-hour drive). San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK) and San Jose International Airport (SJC) are also within driving distance of park. However, know that the drive will be considerably longer, clocking in at more than three hours on the road.
Run by the National Park Service, the Yosemite Valley Shuttle provides free service to and from all the major vista points, shops and accommodations within the valley, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. year-round. There's also the free, seasonal El Capitan shuttle, which stops at the Four Mile trailhead and the Valley Visitor Center from mid-June through early October. Other seasonal shuttles include the Tuolumne Meadows Shuttle (available from mid-June to early September) and the Yosemite Ski & Snowboard Area shuttle (in service from mid-Decembery through March).
In addition to NPS shuttles, the Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System (YARTS) also offers routes to and around the park. You can take YARTS buses from Sonora, Merced, Fresno and Mammoth Lakes directly to the park. Once inside, you can reach points of interest such as the Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center or Half Dome Village. Fares are dependent on destination. Keep in mind: The blue line (from Merced to Yosemite Valley) is the only YARTS bus that operates year-round.
* Yosemite Valley
* Tuolumne Meadows
* Hetch Hetchy & Crane Flat