Tour like a Local
On your Yosemite adventure, bring along an entertaining guide in your car: a GyPSy Guide.
A tour app, GyPSy Guide gives you the experience of learning about the areas you drive past without paying top dollar for a real human tour guide. Stories include colorful characters like John Muir, some of the park’s legendary rock climbers, early Native American inhabitants and much more.
“We recognized that some people want to go on bus tours, but most don’t,” says Rick Bulich, managing director of GyPSy Guide. “But that doesn’t mean you don’t want all the information you get from a tour guide. That became our inspiration. We have recreated that experience for people who want to drive in their cars.”
The app uses your device’s location to automatically play commentary about roadside attractions as you drive. It tells you about upcoming sites, so you have time to make an informed decision as to whether you want to stop. Because the app relies on your phone’s GPS signal, not cell towers, roaming data fees are not an issue.
200-plus commentary points! Start anywhere inside Yosemite.
1) Yosemite Falls
2) Glacier Point
3) Giant Sequoia Groves
4) El Capitan
5) Bridalveil Falls
6) Tioga Road
7) Hetch Hetchy
8) Many other viewpoints and park attractions
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Listen to an audio sample on the website.