Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole – The most spectacular retreat in the Rockies
Jackson Hole is not something people typically associate with 'the old west.' Don't get me wrong, the town has still got that yee-haw character going for it, but there is a lot more to it. One of the most sought-after travel destinations in the States - what with its diverse wildlife, miles upon miles of pristine wilderness and of course, an amazing skiing culture, Jackson Hole is undoubtedly my favourite travel destination in the Rockies.
Getting to Jackson Hole is pretty easy. Just fly down to the Jackson Hole Airport which is very well connected to the rest of the town. Once you have arrived, you can rent a car or book a taxi service. It is all pretty straightforward.
What to Do
A getaway to the popular Yellowstone and Teton national parks, Jackson Hole is a paradise for every outdoor lover. If you are here in winter, you will probably want to hit the slopes at the primary resort in the valley and one of the best ski resorts in the country: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. And if you are here in summer, you can challenge yourself with a hike, rent a mountain bike or take a tram ride to the summit of more than 10,000 feet and soak in the beauty of the Teton mountains. You can also take to the sky by hopping into a hot air balloon and watch the charming town from a different perspective. If you are looking for something more peaceful and relaxing, however, I would recommend spending an afternoon in the downtown Jackson.
Not many people know this, but Jackson Hole boasts of a really wonderful art culture as well. Art enthusiasts like me can visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art and watch some brilliant art pieces created by more than 100 renowned artists.
Where to Stay
Like you would expect from any other major tourist hotspot, Jackson Hole has some really, really amazing lodging options that will certainly make your vacation a lot more exciting and fun!
I think I speak for a good majority of people who travel to the town when I say that the Four Seasons is the best resort in Jackson Hole. The hotel is grand yet cozy and luxurious - I mean, what else could one ask for in a hotel? Hotel Terra is a wonderful, slightly more affordable option that is still in Jackson Hole and is also ski-on-ski-off.
However, if you want the best your money can buy, I would highly recommend booking a room atthe Hotel Jackson. If you are looking for something more economical, Elk Country Inn is your safest bet. Fancying a fun B&B experience? Well, I am sure you will love the Huff House Inns and Cabins!
Where to Eat
There are many dining options to explore in the beautiful valley of Jackson Hole. I am a fan of the traditional taste of wild west, so I would definitely recommend you to try White Buffalo Club, Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse and Westbank Grill. Craving a really good pizza? Pinky G's is where you should be at. In mood for some spicy Mexican? You cannot miss CocoLove. Or do you want to try some of that authentic Italian cuisine everyone keeps talking about? Cafe Genevieve will keep your taste buds satisfied. Craving something 'healthier'? Don't worry, The Lotus has you covered!
With a fascinating wild west culture, vibrant art community, great restaurants, charming lodging options and a whole lot more for outdoor lovers, Jackson Hole holds a special place in my heart. Travel down to this beautiful valley and let yourself submerge in all its history and magnetism.
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