One of the biggest reasons we love Wyoming is that there is so much stuff to do! Granted, coming in the summer can be busy but because we went a week before everything ‘officially opened’ it seemed as if we had the place to ourself. Below are some of our favorite things that we experienced.
Of course, the main reason many of us wanted to come to Wyoming was to visit Jackson Hole. Known for it’s incredible and unique shopping, mountain views and endless restaurants the minute we drove into this sleepy town, it was anything but.
Stop in at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar for a Million Dollar Cowboy beer, live music and unique decor. We stopped in at our new favorite coffee shop, Coco Love for delicious coffee and a delicate chocolate pastries. Of course a picture by the famous antler arch is key too!
I had no idea how breath taking Jenny Lake was until we saw it in person. We decided to pay the $12 to take a boat across the lake and then hike 5 miles around the lake back. It was worth every trail, step and deep breath. Jenny Lake offers fantastic views, beginner and intermediate hiking and truly feeling one with nature. It is the backcountry so there is no running water or bathrooms so be aware when you get across the lake.
We could not get enough of every view! Truly one of our favorite places we visited.
Grand Teton National Park
Another great hiking adventure. We took a tram to the top because some of the other trams were still being worked on. One at the top, you have spectacular 360 views of Jackson Hole, the snack river and more! Be sure to grab a warm waffle at their waffle shop too! We loved the Gateway: gooey peanut butter, bacon and ends with a huge smile.
We hiked the Wildflower trail but because it was so incredibly steep we turned back about 2 hours later. Thankfully the incredible staff at Jackson Hole Four Seasons introduced us to our new favorite drink; The Huckleberry Lemonade. When I say that we’ve never tasted anything more refreshing, sweeter and our new drink of summer, we were told that this drink is so popular it’s hard to keep on the shelf!
Because of where we stayed in Victor, Idaho, we decided to enter Yellowstone through the South entrance. We were pleasantly surprised to see a heard of bison upon arriving to greet us. There are so many wild animals everywhere that you do need to be cautious when hiking.
Check out some of the incredible craters that Yellowstone offers. These hot springs ( over 10k of them in the park ) are truly spectacular to see with their colors
Of course you’ll want to check out Old Faithful. True to it’s faithful name, it erupts roughly every 45-60 minutes give or take about 10 minutes. Don’t worry, they have a sign to let you know when they predict the next show will be. We grabbed these adorable Jackson Hole sweatshirts to keep warm too!