There’s so much to do in Williamsburg, Virginia and the surrounding area. You can certainly get your fill of history during your visit. The Yorktown Battlefield Historical National Park is one such place! It’s a quick visit but worth the stop.
The Statue of Liberty is an iconic national treasure that should be at the top of your to do list when visiting New York City! Lady Liberty is easy to get to from most locations in the city and is a short subway ride away from the heart of the city.
Jackson Hole is located in Wyoming and is known for it’s famous residents and famous ski areas-Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort. Jackson Hole is an easy stop to make if you’re visiting Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park it’s just a quick drive. Jackson Hole town square is famous for it’s antler arches which actually come from naturally shed antlers from the local National Elk Refuge and make a fun picture spot.
West Yellowstone (West) is a small town located in the southern part of Montana and is just outside of Yellowstone National Park. West is a great family friendly area with lots to do. It’s a great place to stay of you want to stay just outside Yellowstone and still easily get into the park daily. West has a main strip with loads of places to eat and so many fun less expensive touristy shops. Our family loved popping by the touristy shops for all the fun things.
Yellowstone really does have so much to offer and it’s vast. You can spend all your time shuttling from one place to another to try and get all the sites in but there are things that make this trip memorable and should not be missed!
The Grand Prismatic is the thermal feature that is most photographed in Yellowstone National Park and after taking one look at it, it’s easy to see why!
Have you dreamed of hitching up your wagon, driving across the wild, wild west, watching the bison, listening to a cowboy sing and eating at a cookout all while in a National Park? If you know me then you knew I said YES!!!! I love finding special, out of the ordinary things to do on vacations and the old west dinner cookout was definitely one of those things. Reservations for the old west dinner cookout need to be made a minimum of 6 months in advance although I would suggest a year (as I do with all things National Parks). Once you’ve made your reservation you’ll check in at the Roosevelt Corral located just past the Roosevelt Lodge and Cabins inside Yellowstone National Park.
Roosevelt Lodge and Cabins were built in the 1920’s in the Tower Falls section of Yellowstone National Park. Roosevelt lodge is built near a campsite that President Roosevelt used, hence the name.
Did you know there’s a Grand Canyon at Yellowstone National Park? There is!!! It may not be as grand as the Grand Canyon but it certainly is grand in it’s own right! Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is top of the list of things to see for many people while visiting the park. The canyon itself is about 20 miles long and ranges from 800-1200 feet deep. The Yellowstone River flows into the canyon creating the most amazing waterfall.
So I have this thing about travel…I like to do all the things but not be rushed or overwhelmed. I’m a natural planner and so I hem and haw and research and make a list (which is of course why I became a travel planner) and then I book it. I make sure each person traveling with me has one special thing on our trip that is just for them, but that I know we will all enjoy and everything else, well those things are the “icing”. On our recent trip to Yellowstone riding in the historical antique wooden bus, it was my thing. Back in the 1920’s there were over 400 of these beauties and they shuttled people all over Yellowstone.