Yosemite valley is class and not comparable with anything. must visit!! Yosemite Valley and the surrounding area is breathtaking. We are extremely lucky that wise folks many years ago designated this as a special place, one that should never be commercially developed. There are thousands who visit this park each year but the place never looks or feels overcrowded--unless you count the cars in the parking lots! There are buses that transport one between starting points for hikes and vistas, there are many things to do from horseback riding to climbing to floating down the nearby river. You can be as fancy as you like--at the Ahwahnee Hotel with its jaw-dropping dining room--or camp in the back country and everything in between. It was even better than I expected, words cannot convey what it is really like. A must see, even though it is a several hour trip from San Francisco it was well worth it for the amazing views and scenery.