Explore Yellowstone National Park (and vicinity)
Yellowstone National Park (and vicinity) HotelsOne of Mother Nature’s grandest achievements, the 3,472 square miles that make up Yellowstone National Park are draped in some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. From soaring mountains and fragrant pine forests, to vast teal hued lakes and enchanting waterfalls – not forgetting the thriving wildlife that call the park home. Wyoming’s greatest attraction, which also spills out into Montana and Idaho, the park is a playground for outdoorsy activities. From hiking to snowboarding, adventures abound all year round.Things to seeWith an overwhelming itinerary of things to see and do in the area, the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center makes a useful starting point. Set within a rustic wooden building, the friendly staff will lend you their knowledge whilst the center’s museum gives you a glimpse of the flora and fauna you’ll be encountering. Amongst the National Park’s wonders, Old Faithful is one of the most exciting. Complete with its own visitor center, the famous geyser erupts every 45-125 minutes, with recorded heights of 106 to 185 feet. The state of the art Yellowstone IMAX Theatre offers a stunning cinematic experience. The film “Yellowstone”, educates audiences about the park from a new perspective, looking back at its geological history. Jackson Town Square is a picturesque spot in the town of the same name. With grand elk antler arches at each of its four corners, the park is also home to a memorial dedicated to explorer John Colter.Hotels in
Yellowstone National Park (and vicinity)Whatever type of stay you want, there’s a hotel in Yellowstone National Park and its vicinity to suit your needs and budget. You’ll find everything here, from rustic rental cabins and idyllic golf and spa retreats, to full service lodges and self catering condominiums. It all depends on whether you want the convenience of a town or city, or the peace and natural splendor of the National Park itself. Most hotels in Yellowstone National Park’s surrounding areas keep you hooked up with all the mod-cons and amenities to enjoy after a day’s adventures. Swimming pools, fitness facilities, and onsite restaurants are all common features.Where to stayA hotel in Yellowstone National Park’s south entrance area also puts you a short jaunt from the entrance to Grand Teton National Park. With its snowcapped Rocky mountain scenery and picturesque alpine lakes, the park sits just north of the town of Jackson. If you’re not staying in Yellowstone National Park itself, the small rustic mountain town of West Yellowstone makes a well equipped basecamp. Only a mile from Yellowstone’s western entrance, it’s close by to attractions such as Old Faithful. An all seasons destination, park recreation ranges from hiking and horseback riding in the summer, to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.How to get to Yellowstone National Park (and vicinity)Jackson Hole Airport is the region’s best connected gateway. Situated in Grand Teton National Park, just 13 miles from the city of Jackson, the airport serves direct links between Chicago-O’Hare and Los Angeles International Airports. The comparatively smaller Yellowstone Airport sits just over 1 mile north of West Yellowstone, and offers seasonal flights from Salt Lake City International. If you’re staying in Cody, Yellowstone Regional Airport will be your best bet. Just over 2 miles from the central business district, it also offers flights from Salt Lake City, as well as flights from Denver International Airport.