If you’re getting ready to plan your next vacation, you’re sure to be overwhelmed by your options. There’s that cruise to the Bahamas that you’ve always wanted to take, the theme park that your kids are constantly begging to visit, and the road trip cross country to visit family. Now is the time to really consider what it is you want from this next vacation. If you’re looking for beautiful scenery, educational opportunities, chances to relax, and time spent in nature, consider a trip to Grand Teton National Park. There’s something about the great outdoors that just can’t be matched by any theme park.

Stunning Scenery


It’s easy to get caught up in our lives and focused on day to day details and deadlines. Take a step into Grand Teton National Park and you will be reminded about the great big world that is out there, just waiting for you to look up from your phone and step away from your planner. A hike through the backcountry surrounding the majestic Teton Range is sure to have you breathing a little deeper, wondering at the marvels of the natural world, and promising yourself that you will get out into nature more often.

Abundant Wildlife

Sure, you could make a drive to your local zoo if you want to see some animals. However, nothing compares to observing wild animals in their natural habitat surrounded by their native mountains, fields, and sky. Pack a pair of binoculars and a couple of field guides because a visit to Grand Teton National Park means plentiful opportunities to do some bird watching. Depending on which parts of the park you visit, you might also see bison, elk, moose, mountain goats, and more. If you’re really lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle. Unlike some parks, where you do most of your sightseeing from your car, this park invites you to come out and explore the area in a way that will really immerse you in your surroundings.

Peace and Relaxation

Of course, you might not care to spend all of your time hiking during your visit to Grand Teton National Park. If this is the case, there are many other options for experiencing the beauty of the park. One fun option is to hire a professional guide and float the Snake River. These floats present the perfect opportunity to relax, soak in your surroundings, view wildlife, and allow nature to soothe your senses. Floats are calm and safe and your guide will also be able to teach you about the wildlife and history of the area. This is a great activity for people of all ages.

If you’ve never made the trip to Grand Teton National Park, consider it as the destination for your next vacation. More than any cruise of theme park, the majesty of the mountains and the surrounding backcountry will take your breath away, rejuvenate you, and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.