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Merced is in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

Located along State Route 99 which runs between the agricultural cities of the eastern San Joaquin Valley, Merced is also a gateway to Yosemite via State Route 140.

Travel Warning WARNING: The main route into Yosemite from the west, State Route 140, is restricted to one lane of traffic due to landslide on May 29.

Get in

Merced is served by one major highway (CA 99), One Amtrak train line which also offers bus connections between Merced and Yosemite National Park. In addition to this Merced is served by Greyhound bus via its downtown station.

Get around


The University of California's Newest Campus, UC Merced opened in September of 2005. The campus is open to the public.


< see name="New Energy Yoga"address="755 E Yosemite Ave Merced, CA 95343"phone="209.384.9642"url=""> Take a Yoga Class at Merced's only Yoga Studio and get ready for that Yosemite hike.



Cafe Sol: 3361 G Street. Free Wi-fi access for customers.



  • Best Western Inn, 1033 Motel Drive, +1 209 723-2163 (fax: +1 209 384-7272), [1].
  • Courtyard Merced, 750 Motel Drive, +1 209 725-1221 (fax: +1 209 725-1222), [2].
  • Holiday Inn Express, 730 Motel Drive, +1 209 383-0333, [3].
  • Motel 6 Merced North, 1410 V Street, +1 209 384-2181 (fax: +1 209 722-2152), [4].

Get out

  • Yosemite is less than two hours east along State Route 140 by car.
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