If you’re looking for a peaceful, outdoorsy trip 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, 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 Wyoming’s backyard, there are endless opportunities for snowboarding, skiing, and other powder-fueled activities. 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.
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, and families. The mountain resort here boasts plenty of fresh powder in the winter, some of the best 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. 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 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.
Once 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.”