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1. Posted by jo9 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hi All ,

We are planning to celebrate our first anniversary at Yosemite.Will be driving from SFO to Yosemite towards the end of Nov ,please reccomend some places to stay for a nite there and things to do at Yosemite .
Would also like to know the route details ?Is driving easy to that place ?

Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 7y

Hey Jo,

I camped while at Yosemite, and it was great. It could be getting cold in November of course, but if you have the right equipment it would be fine. Camping is a lot of fun, and the facilities are Yosemite are pretty good.

I drove from San Fran to Yosemite and the route is absolutely fine. It's about a 3-4 hour drive (approx 200 miles) east out of SF. Roads are good all the way.

Lots to do in Yosemite. Hiking, mountain climbing, horseriding, tourist bus around the park, etc...all the outdoor stuff you can think of really. I'd recommend checking out Mariposa Grove - contains some giant sequoia trees!

3. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 7y

Stay in the Park. Recommend the Lodge at Yosemite Falls.

http://www.yosemitepark.com/Accommodations_YosemiteLodge.aspx

The nearby Mountain Room Restaurant is outstanding and a surprising good value for the quality of the dining.

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5. Posted by evakan (Full Member 188 posts) 7y

Hey Jo,

I hiked the John Muir Trail from Yosemite to Mt Whitney this August. Yosemite is beautiful you'll find no shortage of things to do. There are 10+ campgrounds in the park, and back country camping permits are available free from any visitor/information center. Remember that while in the park you'll be at 5,000+ ft, so pack warm in November.

Cheers.

6. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 7y

Well, for sheer luxury, nothing beats the Ahwahnee Lodge:

http://www.yosemitefun.com/ahwahnee.htm

If you want to go to a hotel that's cheaper, either pick the Yosemite Lodge, or stay outside the park in the city of Sonora. (Oh, and don't forget to visit the Ironstone Winery closeby to Sonora).

Enjoy

7. Posted by travelster (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Quoting jo9

Hi All ,

We are planning to celebrate our first anniversary at Yosemite.Will be driving from SFO to Yosemite towards the end of Nov ,please reccomend some places to stay for a nite there and things to do at Yosemite .
Would also like to know the route details ?Is driving easy to that place ?

Thanks in advance.

Explore Yosemite Valley -- that's the best part!

Nothing bad, not a lot of worries about animals this time of year -- too early for rattlesnakes.

Take a camera!!!