There is so much to see and do here, it’s hard to know where to start. To help you along, we’ve created some day-long Jackson Hole summer itineraries for you to choose from depending on your personality, or on how you might be feeling on any given summer day.
Choose lodging at Dornans Spur Cabins
in Moose, right near the entrance to Grand Teton National Park. Moose love to hang out around there! Begin your day with a sunrise wildlife expedition tour
, led by one of the valley’s knowledgeable outfitters. Do this first so you can know where to look for wildlife during the rest of your visit. Breakfast snacks, hot coffee and hot cocoa will be included. If perhaps sunrise isn't your cup of tea, take your time and fuel up like a local at Picnic Cafe and coffee
before enjoying a noon scenic float trip while discovering abundant wildlife sightings from the river. Since the midday sun has the animals bedded down out of the heat, head up to Palate restaurant
at the National Museum of Wildlife Art
, overlooking the National Elk Refuge
. And don’t forget to stroll the Sculpture Trail
Now that your wildlife tour has oriented you to the valley, take a drive back through Grand Teton National Park and see what comes out to graze and feed in the late afternoon. Drive toward Signal Mountain and look for bears as you take the road to its summit. For dinner, try the North Grille at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club. The restaurant offers fine dining with views of the Tetons, the greens and the occasional moose lumbering by or a spirited fox playing nearby.
The newly-renovated Virginian
Lodge is the perfect place to stay. To begin your day of adventuring, fuel up with a Teton Burrito at the Bunnery
before grabbing a boxed lunch at the popular Creekside Market and Deli
on your way to Grand Teton National Park
. That lunch will be the perfect reward and replenishment after you hike to Amphitheater and Surprise lakes
in Grand Teton National Park (10.2 miles round trip; rated strenuous). The views of the Tetons and the clear, glacial lakes will knock your hiking socks off. Plan on enjoying your picnic lunch at one of the lakes.
If you have any steam left in your tank, tackle the Treetop Adventure ropes course or the new zipline at Snow King
. Stay close to wind down from your busy day and celebrate your achievements with a local craft beer and dinner at Stillwest Brewery
which overlooks Snow King Mountain Resort
Stay at the historic Wort Hotel.
Have breakfast al fresco at Café Genevieve—
and buy a bag of “Pig Candy” to snack on or bring back home to enjoy after your trip. Or, if you're wanting to try a more local hangout, grab a delicious breakfast burrito at DOG (Down on Glenwood). Then, take a morning drive north to Dornans
, located in Moose. Dornans has one of the finest wine shops in the Rockies, with the largest selection around—nearly 2,000 fine and rare wines. Get a gourmet picnic lunch from Dornans Deli. While in Moose, tour the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center
before entering Grand Teton National Park. Have your boxed lunch under the Cathedral Group on the shores of Jenny Lake.
Spend the afternoon on a tasting tour of some Teton- grown libations at Snake River Brewery
, Roadhouse Brewery
and/or Jackson Hole Winery.
If coffee or tea is more your afternoon speed, Persephone Bakery,
located steps off Town Square, offers rustic yet elegant delights complemented with Intelligentsia coffee, teas, wine, or champagne—on the sunbathed deck of course! You should also stop in at Pearl Street Market, a locally-owned and operated grocery store and deli located near Town Square. It has a curated assortment of organic items and grab-and-go yummies. Lastly, check out Vertical Harvest
, a three-story hydroponic farm that grows and sells vegetables year-round to the Jackson area. For dinner, choose from the Snake River Grille
or The Bistro
Make your lodging plans for the Snow King Resort Hotel
. Enjoy breakfast inside the hotel at Haydens Post before spending the day at Snow King Mountain Resort
where you will find an assortment of endless family fun: the alpine slide, bungee trampoline, Treetop Adventure Course, Cowboy Coaster, mini-golf and much more. Grab lunch and snacks in between thrills at the King's Grill.
Plan to stay at the luxurious Spring Creek Ranch
which boasts eye-popping views. Start your day with an Aerial Tram ride
at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
and a breakfast of Corbet’s Cabin’s famous waffles, made to order with delicious toppings like brown sugar and butter, Nutella, peanut butter, bacon and more. While at the “top of the world,” take the first of many happy honeymooning couple selfies with the Tetons as the backdrop. On your way back to Spring Creek for a romantic couples massage and some time lounging at the pool, pick up some gourmet snacks and lunch items to enjoy poolside.
The High Roller
For lodging, choose Amangani Luxury Resort which sits atop East Gros Ventre Butte with enviable views of the entire Teton mountain range. Start your day with Jackson Hole Shooting Experience's private Multi-Gun Rifle and Pistol instruction. For lunch, try a chef-curated private dining experience back at Amangani. Or book Massage Professionals of Jackson Hole for a massage in your hotel room.
At dinnertime, make the meal a private affair in a cozy heated tent at Kitchen. Afterward, enjoy a private tour of the galaxy (so to speak!) and Jackson Hole's night sky with Wyoming Stargazing.