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Jackson, Wyoming

Fun awaits you in the last of the Wild West, with Grand Teton National Park and hot air balloons on offer.

Our most recommended things to do in Jackson, Wyoming

Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

1. Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Embark on an 8-mile rafting trip adventure down the Snake River - the perfect...

Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

2. Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

This unique scenic float takes you along the southern boundary to Grand Teton National Park....

Jackson: 13-Mile Scenic Float with Teton Views

3. Jackson: 13-Mile Scenic Float with Teton Views

Take a scenic float trip on the calm water section of the Snake River outside Jackson. All scenic...

Grand Teton National Park: Full-Day Tour with Boat Ride

4. Grand Teton National Park: Full-Day Tour with Boat Ride

Head to Antelope Flats and Mormon Row for iconic views of the Tetons, then take a 1-hour...

Jackson: Snake River Scenic Raft Trip

5. Jackson: Snake River Scenic Raft Trip

Your guide will meet you at the meeting point and then you will depart by minibus for a short drive to Snake River....

Jackson Hole: Dinner Cookout & Bridger-Teton Horseback Ride

6. Jackson Hole: Dinner Cookout & Bridger-Teton Horseback Ride

Embark on a horseback riding experience in Buffalo Valley with sweeping views of...

Jackson: Grand Teton National Park Half-Day Small-Bus Tour

7. Jackson: Grand Teton National Park Half-Day Small-Bus Tour

After being picked up from your place of lodging anywhere in Jackson or Teton...

Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

8. Jackson: 8-Mile Small-Boat Whitewater Rafting Trip

Journey from the West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon. Wind your way south towards...

Jackson: 4 or 8-Hour UTV Offroad Vehicle Rental

9. Jackson: 4 or 8-Hour UTV Offroad Vehicle Rental

Discover the beauty of the Jackson Hole region with a 4 or 8-Hour rental of a brand-new side-by-side...

From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

10. From Jackson: Yellowstone Day Tour Including Entrance Fee

Explore Yellowstone National Park with a local guide. Take in breathtaking views of...

Insider tips: Planning a trip to Jackson, WY

Looking to explore the great outdoors in Jackson, Wyoming? We've enlisted the help of travel expert Jurga from Full Suitcase to help you make the most of your time in the area. Read the tips below for your next trip.

What should I do on my first trip to Jackson?

Jackson, WY is best known for its mountain resorts and outdoor experiences. There’s plenty to see and do in Jackson Hole, both in summer as well as in winter. Jackson Hole is also a gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with the most stunning sceneries and wildlife. In addition, the Jackson Hole area also has rich Western traditions. You can go on horseback tours in cowboy ranches, attend rodeos, or experience covered wagon cookouts. 

What are some hidden gems to see in Jackson?

One of the nicest hidden gems to see in Jackson is Granite Creek and Granite Hot Springs. These natural hot springs are located about 1-hour drive from town and are open in summer and in winter, but closed in the shoulder season. In winter, you can get here by snowmobile or with a dog sled tour, and it’s a truly unique experience to soak in the hot waters of the spring with the snowy landscapes around you.

How much time should I spend in Jackson? 

While one day is enough for Jackson town itself, we recommend planning at least a week in the area. This will allow you to see the best of the Jackson Hole, visit Grand Teton National Park, and explore Yellowstone National Park. As an absolute minimum, plan 4 days here: one for Jackson, one for Grand Teton, one for Yellowstone, and one day for some of the fun outdoor activities that the area has to offer.

What is the best way to get around Jackson?

While you can explore the town center on foot, you’ll need a car when visiting Jackson Hole. Alternatively, you can also take organized tours. Most of them offer free pick-up and drop-off in your hotel in Jackson, and so you could see the best of the area without hiring a car as well.

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What is the best time to visit Jackson?

The best time to visit Jackson, WY depends on what type of experiences you are looking for. For winter activities, the best time is between December and March. This is also a good time to see elk in the area. For summer activities in Jackson Hole and for visiting Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the best time to travel is from the end of May to September. That’s when everything is open and accessible and you can explore the area to the fullest.

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What people are saying about Jackson, Wyoming

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,470 reviews

Tour was amazing. Carter was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. Great way to see all the best places in Grand Teton and avoid the crowds. Highly recommend.

It was a wonderful trip to be close to the Tetons and take some great pics. Wonderful trip for all ages. We will be back! Awesome!

Great experience! Customer service was excellent, our guide Ree (spelling) was awesome. Highly recommend!

Nick was a great guide. Very informative and flexible. We saw almost everything on our list!

An awesome experience. Jeff, Alex and Will were great.