We booked a last minute trip to Jackson Hole for Labor Day weekend! To be honest we got the idea to go there because we have been obsessed with the show Yellowstone. It was the perfect getaway and we did not want to leave. Here is a Jackson Hole guide: What activities to do, the restaurants we loved and what I packed!
First off we flew from DFW to Jackson Hole airport. It was a quick under 2.5 hour flight. From there we rented a SUV. (Super easy to do at this airport and highly recommend having a car for Jackson Hole.)
We stayed at The Four Seasons. This hotel was awesome! We knew that we couldn’t go wrong with The Four Seasons brand and had heard such good things about this one! The location is about 25 minutes from town so that is why we loved having our own car. Our room had a fire place and balcony with outdoor seating that was perfect for our stay!
Another reason we loved Jackson Hole was all of the local charm in town!
We both love being active and trying new things on vacation! My favorite part of the trip was horse back riding on Spring Creek Ranch!
Summer activities / What to do in Jackson Hole:
Horse back riding: We did the 2 hour trail ride through Spring Creek Ranch. This was a big highlight of the trip for us!
Fly fishing: We did a half day of fly fishing in the Snake River. The views were incredible and fly fishing was really peaceful.
Stop by the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar: This Western theme bar is a fun place to snap a pic and sit in a horse saddle at the bar in the middle of town square! We also had dinner downstairs at the steakhouse.
Jackson rodeo: After dinner at the Million Dollar Cowboy bar we went to the Jackson Rodeo for a fun local experience! My favorite part was the barrel racing! Get tickets and see the schedule here.
Shop the town square: The town square has so many cute local Western shops.
Shop the Jackson Hole market: We loved walking around the local Farmers market on the Square on Saturday morning!
Hiking: There are tons of beautiful hikes to do in Jackson. We did a quick one outside of our hotel. You can also hike Grand Teton National Park .
Paragliding: Luke had the best time Paragliding – He could not take the smile off his face after and said he highly recommends this activity! I am afraid of heights so I opted to be the photographer this one lol. Hot air ballooning also looked really fun, but we didn’t book it in time.
Mountain Biking: I let Luke take care of this one as well. I am not the most experienced biker lol, but he absolutely loved going up the ski lift and biking down.
Where to eat in Jackson Hole:
Persephone bakery: Every morning we drove to this local spot to get coffee and breakfast. I loved the almond milk vanilla latte and Luke always got the Mocha. We got there around when they opened at 7AM and by the time we left there was always a line out the door!
Healthy Being Juicery & Cafe: We had lunch here twice I loved it so much! I got the gluten free toast with almond butter, banana and honey with a green juice and it was so good. You can sit inside or outside at the picnic tables.
Million Dollar Cowboy steakhouse: This classic steakhouse is right below the Million Dollar Cowboy bar.
Calico: We aboslutley loved this Italian Restaurant! They had good Gluten free pasta & pasta options. We enjoyed sitting on the outside patio overlooking a big lawn that kids can run around on while you have dinner making this a great family / dog friendly spot as well.
Restaurants that were recommended on Instagram: Teton Mountain Lodge, The Rose, High 5 Pizza, The Bird, White Buffalo, Amangani Grill, Nora’s, Gather, Picnic.
What to pack for Jackson Hole:
It was so nice to escape the heat! We really enjoyed the cool mornings and evenings and were able to wear full on Fall clothes.
Being from Texas, we loved getting to wear our western wear! We wore hats and boots – I got this pair for the trip and they were really comfortable! I wore them to walk around all day/night and my feet never hurt! Layers were key. I packed lots of comfortable workout clothes, cozy sweaters, dark wash skinny jeans, brown belt, western boots, wrap bracelet, sneakers, a light jacket, button down, aviators, my cross body bag and my new leather jacket.
Scroll & click below for what I packed: