Jackson Hole in the summer is a dream destination thanks to the towering peaks, winding trails, and pristine rivers; charming al fresco restaurants, world-class golf courses, and a myriad of art galleries that color Jackson. With easy access to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, and located just steps from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort tram, Hotel Terra is the perfect spot to call home during your summer vacation to Jackson Hole. As you’re planning your warm weather getaway, you must consider Jackson Hole. To prove it, we compiled a list of five things to do in Jackson Hole in summer!
1. Go to the national parks!
Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are minutes from Hotel Terra’s lobby! “The peaks of the Teton Range, regal and imposing as they stand nearly 7,000 feet above the valley floor, make one of the boldest geologic statements in the Rockies,” writes National Geographic Magazine about Grand Teton National Park. And of Yellowstone, National Geographic says, “Yellowstone is much more than hot ground and gushing stream… Park boundaries enclose craggy peaks, alpine lakes, deep canyons, and vast forests.”
2. Ride in a hot-air balloon.
You won’t find a more unique and unforgettable vantage point of the mountains surrounding Jackson Hole than what you’ll experience from the basket of a hot air balloon. The bald eagles that soar overhead have an amazing view of the Tetons, ride in a hot air balloon to see what they see.
3. Fly fish in Jackson’s waters.
The Snake River headlines a long list of prime angling waters that weave through and around Jackson Hole. Hook a native cutthroat trout in one of the cold, pristine rivers near Hotel Terra and you’ll return home with a story for the ages!
4. Hit the links.
With two world-class golf courses in Jackson Hole, golfers from all over the world flock to Hotel Terra to play 18 holes with incessant views of our majestic mountains. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club borders Grand Teton National Park, and is consistently ranked number one in the state of Wyoming by Golf Digest magazine. Teton Pines is a full-service, semi-private championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. Both are bucket-list courses for golfers!
5. Wine and dine throughout Teton Village, and ride the Bridger Gondola for lunch or a picnic.
Teton Village is stocked full of award-winning restaurants. Like Il Villaggio Osteria, a handful of Teton Village-based restaurants boast al fresco patios, delicious cuisine, and lavish wine lists. For a change of pace, jump on the Bridger Gondola in Teton Village and head up for an elevated dining experience. At 9,095-feet above sea level, there are a handful of on-mountain dining options during the summer; or, pack a picnic and soak in the views.
For more tips about summer activities in Jackson Hole, visit our informational page about summer activities in Jackson Hole.