Excursions for your Wyoming vacation
If you're looking for a peaceful, outdoorsy getaway with all of the fun activities you'd expect in the Rockies for a fraction of the cost, then Wyoming could be the perfect vacation spot for you. Whether you want to snuggle up with that special someone on a romantic getaway or are looking to go on a fun-filled skiing vacation with the whole family, Wyoming packs a wallop when it comes to attractions.
With Yellowstone National Park in this state's backyard, there are endless opportunities for snowboarding, skiing and other powder-fueled activities once you arrive at Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport or Jackson Hole Airport. However, hiking, swimming and fishing are also very popular in Wyoming when the summer sun is out in full force. Add on a stellar food and drink scene in some of the state's best restaurants and you have a little paradise in the Rockies where you can relax, unplug and really enjoy your time away.
One you land at Cody-Yellowstone Regional Airport, you will clearly see why visitors have dubbed this place as the "preferred gateway to Yellowstone." In Cody, you are just 55 miles from the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the U.S. and one of the most geologically diverse habitats on earth. Name the outdoor adventure, and you can do it here, including hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, river rafting, camping and more. Cody is full of history too, as the city is named after Colonel William F. Cody - but you know him as "Buffalo Bill." In Cody, you can get your fill of gun fight reenactments, learn about cowboy culture and even see real-live rodeos.
Landing at Jackson Hole Airport is a real treat, as the runway is surrounded by the beauty of the Grand Teton Mountains. Jackson Hole is consistently ranked as one of the best cities for winter sports, especially skiing, and there is something here for singles, couples as well as families. The mountain resort here boasts plenty of fresh powder in the winter, some of the most you can find in the entire American West. There are also skiing runs for almost any level of expertise - from beginners to black diamond pros. The mountains here have 4,139 vertical feet of top to bottom riding and skiing, giving you more opportunities to shred than you can handle. However, hanging out on the lifts isn't the only thing you can do here. The city is home to several fantastic restaurants, many of which feature locally sourced and organic beef, elk and bison. You can also take several outdoor-themed tours of Jackson Hole, whether you want to explore on the back of a dog sled or ride along the rapids in a white water raft.