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Our travel group will help facilitate and inform our members of travel opportunities afforded through the state SIRS travel grogram and other local branches.
 
We will also be posting a monthly California travel recommendation blog and updates on travel Apps and discounted travel trips.
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Matosian
 
 

128 Travel Blog- September 2019

(YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK)
 
With the kids back in school and before the cold of the winter months sets in, September is an ideal month to visit/revisit this historic park. The drive time is a little over 2 ½ hours and if you have a “senior pass” the entrance to the park is free. If not, the entrance fee is $35.00 per car.
 
This is the perfect time to see the start of the fall color season as the Aspens put on their color show. Plan to stay over night, or more, to experience all the park has to offer. There is so much to see and do, but I do recommend the following:
  • For starters, the Valley Floor Bus Tour – a 2 ½ hour tour of the Yosemite Valley. This departs from the Yosemite Valley Lodge and the highlights include Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan, Tunnel View, and Bridal Veil Falls. Weather permitting this is an open-air tour. Call 209‑372-1240 for exact time and availability.
  • The Ahwahnee Hotel and Dining Room. Call ahead for both hotel and dining reservations. There are 99 rooms and 24 cottages starting at $376 a night. A less expensive option is the Yosemite Valley Lodge.
  • The Valley Visitor Center for movies of the valley history, souvenirs and general information on the activities at the park.
  • A drive to Glacier Point for incredible views of Half Dome and the valley below.
  • There are bike rentals, hiking and much more to see and do.
 You can find additional info at www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
 
 
 
 
CHECK OUT PAST BLOGS ARCHIVE FOR ADDITIONAL TRAVEL IDEAS!
 
 
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Oct 13-20, 2019 Princess Cruise Pacific Northwest R/T San Francisco
Oct 18-25, 2019 Niagara Falls and the Grand Hotel
Oct 20-27, 2019 Princess Cruise Pacific Northwest R/T San Francisco
Nov 4-23, 2019 Circle Grand Cruise - Inside Vietnam
May 9-21, 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau PLUS!!!
Aug 29-Sep 9, 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau PLUS!!!
Sep 14-Sep 26, 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau PLUS!!!
 

 

For more info on the SIR State Travel program

contact Tom Molinari, State Travel Chairman

stmolinari@sbcglobal.net or 707 762-1880