With summer right around the corner, planning a vacation is probably at the top of your to-do list. Escaping to Jackson Hole for you trip will make your retreat a relaxing and memorable one. Summertime in Jackson Hole offers endless activities from golfing on the fairway to horseback riding through the wilderness. We don’t want you to be overwhelmed by the many choices that you have, so here is a list of the best summer things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming!
Cowboys and horses play a vital role in the history of Jackson Hole and still play a major role in the Western society. Experience the culture and spend a day riding through some of the most beautiful countryside Wyoming has to offer. Horseback riding gives visitors a unique view of the striking natural beauty of the Tetons. The local outfitters offer half day, full day, and overnight horseback trips are offered through private ranches. If mounting a horse is not our idea of a fun day, enjoy a covered wagon cookout and show!
Art and Culture
Jackson Hole offers more than just beautiful landscapes and horseback rides. For all the music lovers out there, the Teton Valley Foundation sponsors a free weekly concert series in the Victor City Park called, Music on Main. You can book your tickets to the Grand Teton Music Festival, which boasts one of the most recognized symphony orchestras in the Rocky Mountains, and relish in the beautiful music. To find out more on the Jackson music scene, check out Jackson Hole calendar of events.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art is a collection of over 5,000 works of art. Striving to strengthen humanity’s relationship with nature, the museum connects the guest with wildlife through its collections and exhibitions. The museum is located in a beautiful house overlooking the 20,000-acre National Elk Refuge. If you visit the museum, the Grand Teton National and Yellowstone National Parks are right around the corner.
If you enjoy getting on the fairway, Jackson Hole has several golf courses that offer a challenge to all levels of golfers. Snake River Golf Course & Sporting Club and 3 Creek Ranch Golf Courses and Club are open to the public. Both offer golf equipment rentals and lessons for those that need a refresher on some skills or for beginners who want to work on their swing!
Stroll around Jackson’s Town Square, located in the heart of downtown Jackson, and start your shopping excursion off right! From boutiques to mainstream stores, you will find just what you are looking for. Widely known for its art, Jackson has many art galleries; from contemporary to classic Western, art collectors and enthusiasts will be delighted wandering the downtown streets of Jackson Hole. Looking for a one-of-a-kind Western gift? Pop into MADE which features a unique selection of handmade goods for you or a friend!
On your vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, staying at The Bentwood Inn allows for easy access to the all the summer activities listed above. This Select Registry bed and breakfast is nestled on 3.5 acres of Jackson Hole solitude, where guests can view wildlife throughout their stay.
Photo courtesy Loren Kerns.