Given its proximity to Yellowstone National Park and location in the picturesque state of Wyoming, Jackson has long been heralded as a one-stop-shop for all activities related to savoring the great American outdoors. Indeed, Jackson’s awe-inspiring beauty has made it the choice location for several major events over the past several years, including the annual Economic Policy Symposium sponsored by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.
The growing cultural importance of Jackson Hole and the related economic development has made it that much easier for visitors to enjoy its incredible beauty. As the sites worth seeing are spread out across a sprawling landscape, hopping into a rental car when you land at Jackson Hole Airport is crucial to seeing all the area has to offer in the most convenient manner possible.
Although Yellowstone National Park is some 140 miles north of Jackson, it is well worth the trip to see America’s most treasured National Park. Plus, when is the next time you’re going to be within 150 miles of Yellowstone? For one of the most highly-rated tours, check out the Yellowstone National Park Small-Group Wildlife Safari. A full day tour that costs just over $100, the Safari spends the first half day searching for Yellowstone wildlife, such as bears and moose, and ends by visiting the Yellowstone staples, such as Old Faithful and Yellowstone Falls.
For snow sports fans, there’s no place topping Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. With 116 ski and snowboard runs, 16 total lifts, and a maximum vertical drop of over 4,000 feet, there is plenty of powder to shred for skiers and snowboarders of any ability. Don’t worry if you’re visiting over the summer, either. The resort undergoes an incredible transformation and offers backpacking, biking, and paragliding opportunities during the warm weather months as well.
For an underrated yet gorgeously stunning activity, check out the National Elk Refuge, which shares its southeastern border with the town of Jackson. Maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Elk Refuge is home to one of Earth’s largest elk herd, which can grow to as many as 7,500 in the winter months. Replete with elk, shimmering wetlands, rolling meadows, and even some other fauna (wolves and grizzly bears make rare but occasional appearances), the National Elk Refuge provides plenty of material for an unbelievably picturesque journey.
There is essentially no public transportation out in the Wild West, so renting a car is a requirement when visiting Jackson, Wyoming. Taking advantage of our selection and reliable service at Orbitz is the best way to have a stress-free trip. We have the widest range of classes and sizes, so regardless of how many different attractions are on your check list, we can perfectly suit your car rental needs.