Things to Do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
For hotels near Jackson WY with exceptional skiing nearby, the Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole is ideal - located just minutes away from the best ski slopes in Wyoming. Visitors can take their choice of incredible Jackson ski resorts, based in mountains with powdery-white snow and challenging slopes. Make sure you stop by the Snow King ski area, Jackson Hole Mountain Ski Resort, and Grand Targhee Ski Resort. Beyond skiing, there are numerous activities and things to do in the area, from museums and day hikes to backcountry camping and park tours. For wining and dining, Jackson Hole Wyoming restaurants offer some of the best cuisine and libations in the area. We recommend our on-site breakfast restaurant, the Whistling Grizzly, along with some of our favorites such as the Snake River Grill, Blue Lion and Bin 22.
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Moose is a tiny town located at the southern entrance of Grand Teton National Park, centrally situated along the Snake River in Jackson Hole Valley. Here you will find the Grand Teton National History Association, a grocery store, a gas station, Dornan's Restaurant and Bar and the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center. The town offers access to popular trails such as Sawmill Ponds, Phelps Lake, Granite Canyon Trail and Blacktail Butte. Teton Village, Wilson, Jackson, and Shadow Mountain are all just a short drive away from Moose, Wyoming.
Known as a Jackson Hole community gathering place, this charming town square has a little of everything to keep both locals and visitors entertained. Formally George Washington Memorial Park, the town square is a place where people gather to relax and enjoy local festivities.
Created in 1912, the National Elf Refuge was built to provide sanctuary for one of the largest elk herds in the world. See elk, pronghorns and deer as you drive slowly through this stunning area of natural beauty. Don't forget your camera!
Located in Jackson Hole, the 51,000 square-foot National Museum of Wildlife Art is a museum that preserves and holds a variety of wildlife art exhibitions for everyone to enjoy. The museum is a favorite among those traveling to and through Jackson Hole.
Located in the northwest of Wyoming, this park includes the 4,000-meter Grand Teton Peak, Jackson Hole Valley and the glorious Teton Mountains. This is a place of natural beauty and many fun outdoor activities such as hiking, backcountry camping, canoeing, fishing, swimming, mountaineering and more.
Approximately 3,500 square-feet of wilderness is just moments away when you visit Yellowstone National Park. This park attracts millions of visitors every year and features stunning beauty such as hot springs, lush forests, gushing geysers, magnificent canyons and alpine rivers. Hundreds of animals live here, including bison, antelope, wolves, elk and bears.
Check Out Some of Our Staff's Top Picks
"My most favorite thing to do in Jackson is horseback riding at Mill Iron Ranch. The ranch is located only 11 miles away from the Inn and rated as the #1 two-hour trail ride in the United States. This is a “must do” in Jackson Hole, since there is no better way to experience the Wild West other than enjoying the spectacular view of the Teton Range on a saddle of the horse."
." - Elena
"One activity that I truly enjoy in the Jackson Hole area is heading down to Granite Hot Springs with my family. In the summer season there is a bumpy dirt road to get there, but well worth it. It is a beautiful swimming hole and pool in the middle of the woods. There are also some great little hikes in the area and a nice waterfall. It is incredible to do in the winter as well on snowmobiles."
My favorite thing to do during the summer time is going for a hike on Jenny Lake. It’s one of the best views and the perfect spot to take pictures. There’s also this boat you can ride and they show you around the area."
- Alia R
"My favorite thing to do during the summer time is going out to hike on Snow King Mountain, as well as a trip to the National Parks to enjoy the scenery and landscape."
"My favorite activity in the valley of Jackson Hole is skiing. It is a perfect combination of passion and location. Only 20 minutes away from town, you will experience the most breathtaking scenery America has to offer. The top-notch runs that are accessible all day is what keeps my winter busy. Have a camera on you all the time, as the mountain is known for two things - its unexpected wildlife and visiting Hollywood stars! "