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What to Know Before You Go: First Time Visit to Yellowstone

a group of people cross country skiing in the snow

You’re finally headed to Yellowstone, and your head is dancing with visions of mountains and bison and sugarplum fairies! Or something like that. But with all the excitement likely comes confusion and uncertainty:

Where should you stay? What should you do? What do you need to know about attractions? Here’s a quick rundown of the finer points.

Where to Stay

We recommend staying near the action. In Jackson, there are so many places to stay that provide a cozy retreat away from your busy day of outdoor adventures. Plus, you’ll be near activities, restaurants, and gorgeous views. Popular park entrances are only a scenic drive away.

What to Do

Only you can know what you’re most interested in and what’s the best way to spend your short time. However, it pays to educate yourself on all the options before arrival. Activities to do in Yellowstone include:

  • Summer activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and camping

  • Winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and more

  • Ranger programs and scenic tours with professional guides

  • Well-known sights such as Old Faithful and the Grand Prismatic Spring, the third largest hot spring in the world and awash in rainbow colors

However you choose to spend your time, make sure not to cram in activities too tightly. You deserve time to sit back, relax and enjoy the splendor of these natural wonders!

How to Book Tours

The best way to see as much of the park as possible is to book a tour. Whether you love the idea of snowmobiling or riding around a luxury van to see wildlife, Scenic Safaris is here to help. Get in touch with us today to learn more about upcoming winter tours. Can’t wait to see you!