Have Fun in Summer and Winter in Jackson Hole Valley, Wyoming

What do Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, Tiger Woods and Dick Cheney have in common? These are just a few of the celebrities who maintain part-time homes in or near the town of Jackson. What do they know that we don't know? Perhaps they know that it's a great place to live, with beautiful, clean mountain air, close to ski resorts and national parks. Could the attraction be that Jackson is home to the world's largest ball of barbed wire? We don't know for sure, but we can guess that the same things that attracted them to live here at least part of each year, will be the same things that will attract you to vacation here. If you love the great outdoors, mountains, skiing, wildlife, hiking and other outdoor recreation activities, this is one place you'll seriously want to consider visiting. As always, we don't have the space here to do this area justice. We'll give you basic information on things to see and do, how to get there, where to stay and eat, as well as other places to check for more information. Come on along as we review Jackson Hole Valley and Jackson, Wyoming.

Planning Your Trip to Jackson, Wyoming

Will you be coming during the summer months to enjoy hiking, fishing, Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park? Or will you come in the winter for skiing and winter sports? Will you drive or fly? What kind of accomodations are you looking for? What are some of the things you want to do on your vacation in Jackson? These are the main questions to ask yourself as you begin preparations for your trip. Once you know when you're travelling, you can plan how you're going to get there, where you want to stay, and what you want to do. There are various travel packages available that you might want to check out. Visiting will give you even more information than we can present in this article.

Getting There Is Half The Fun

If you're thinking of flying to Jackson, the Jackson Hole Airport is where you'll be flying to. Airlines serving the Jackson Hole Airport include American, Delta, Northwest, Skywest, United, and United Express. Once you've arrived at the airport, you can rent a car from Avis, Hertz, National, Budget, or Alamo rental agencies, all with onsite rental offices. Ground transportation is also available by numerous taxi companies, or by AllTrans, which offers shuttle service from Jackson Hole Airport to Jackson, Teton Village, Targhee, or other area properties. They offer shuttle service to the ski resorts during ski season. If you plan to drive, travel from the west to Jackson is via Idaho Falls, Idaho. From the South, you can come in through Salt Lake City on I-15 to Idaho Falls, then east; or Denver on I-25, heading west on I-70 through Rock Springs. Coming from the east? Travel through Cheyenne west to Rock Springs before picking up Hwy. 191 northbound to Jackson.

Things To See And Do

We've already mentioned skiing during the winter months at one of the Jackson area's many ski resorts. There are plenty of national parks, such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, National Elk Refuge, Snake River Canyon, and other wilderness areas where guided tours are offered. Enjoy fishing, scenic and whitewater rafting or kayaking on one of the many area lakes and rivers in Jackson Hole Valley. Do you enjoying hiking, backpacking and fishing in the wilderness areas? You'll find plenty of opportunities for these adventures in the Jackson Hole area. For a change of pace, you may enjoy visiting some of the area's museums, such as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming, or the National Museum of Wildlife Art or the River Runner's Museum. Some events you may enjoy include the Balloon Festival in Driggs, Idaho, which occurs for several days before and during the 4th of July. You can watch from the ground, or fly high in one of the hot air balloons. If you're a rodeo fan, come to the Jackson Hole Rodeo, which operates every Wednesday and Saturday night from the last weekend in May through Labor Day. Old West Days run for several days at the end of May if this is something that interests you. For more ideas on fun things to do, see

Lodging While You're In Jackson

There are plenty of places to stay while visiting Jackson Hole and vicinity. From luxury and resort accomodations to guest ranches, bed and breakfasts, ski and snowmobile lodges and camping, there's a place to stay for every taste and pocketbook. If you're looking for guest ranches, there's plenty to choose from near Jackson, or further out in the wilderness. Is a bed and breakfast more to your liking? There are several in the area, and many offer such luxuries as in-room jacuzzi's. If you're here for the fishing, snowmobiling or skiing, there are lodges where you can rub shoulders with others here for the same reason. If camping is more your style, choose from RV parks, backcountry camping, or traditional campgrounds. You may need a permit for some of the backcountry sites so be sure to check first. And of course, the traditional hotels and motels are plentiful and range in price from affordable to expensive.

Feeding The Inner Man And Woman

Unless you're camping and have planned for cooking at your campsite, you will probably be interested in the area restaurant choices. In spite of the outdoors atmosphere in the Jackson Hole area, you will be surprised at your dining choices. From Asian and Sushi to chuckwagon cooking and everything in between, you won't miss your favorite cuisine while vacationing here. The Bunnery Bakery and Restaurant has been an area favorite for more than 30 years. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you can order bakery items to take with you, too. For something out of the ordinary, try the Bar T5 Covered Wagon cookout. You'll travel by covered wagon from Jackson into the Cache Creek Canyon, where you'll enjoy a dutch oven dinner and entertainment, then return to town by covered wagon at the end of the evening. Or try the Snake River Lodge's Gamefish restaurant, where they prepare regional specialties such as Wyoming Angus steaks, native fish dishes and other dishes such as grilled elk chops. These are just a few of your dining choices when you visit Jackson Hole and vicinity.

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