Westward, HO! At Playground we’ve been hearing a lot about families who road trip out west to enjoy summer in the mountains. In fact, Melissa and her extended family are visiting Vail, Colorado, trying out summer on the slopes, and her husband Ken and his “big kids” hit Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons, Jenny Lake, and Yellowstone last summer, just like guest blogger Randi Mazzella did. Here’s Randi’s skinny on visiting Wyoming in the summer. (Our thanks to Ken Dowell for additional photos). Happy travels!
Last summer friends mentioned they were going to Jackson Hole on vacation with their family. Seemed like a bit of an odd choice. Isn’t Jackson Hole a big winter ski area? Would there be anything for a family to do in the summer? The answers are “yes” and “yes” – Jackson Hole is an ideal place for families, especially during the warmer months.
During the summer there are no direct flights to Jackson Hole (in the winter, you can fly direct from Newark.) We ended up connecting through Denver and I would highly recommend this route vs. the option of going through Chicago.
Landing in the mountains was breathtaking. So beautiful that the flight crew had to warn passengers to put away their cameras and get off the tarmac. The trip only got better from there– great accommodations, delicious food, and amazing outdoor activities for the whole family.
Ready to book your ticket? Here’s what you need to know:
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