Thinking about visiting Jackson Hole with the family? Not sure what to do during your stay? If you are headed to Jackson Hole with kids, we’ve got plenty of options for you here.
Can we just talk about how beautiful the Jackson, Wyoming, area is?!? Clearly, nature is the biggest attraction here. However, when you need some time in town, we’ve got plenty of great ideas.
Visit Jackson Hole Toy Store
This is the perfect spot to visit on a rainy day in Jackson Hole with kids. It is the coolest toy store I’ve ever been in. The toys here at Jackson Hole Toy Store are fantastic. It isn’t your usual wall to wall of cheap, plastic toys. These are curated, quality toys and games.
Not only do they feature lots of unique toys, but the entire store is one big game. Kids will notice the animals and animated scenes located on the walls around the store, which are actually part of an interactive “shooting range”. For only $5, kids can get 100 rounds in an old fashioned gun. They’ll think they’ve stepped back into an old west movie.
Wind Down at Snake River Brewery
It’s not secret we are huge fans of a good kid-friendly brewery. I mean, what’s better than enjoying a beer while the kids play happily? Snake River Brewery has a large outdoor space with a fire pit, grassy areas, and corn hole boards.
Our little ones loved running around and playing with all of the local kids here with their families. We stopped here on two different occasions during our visit to Jackson Hole. They had great food and delicious beers that were the perfect way to end an active day.
Shop the Farmers Market
If you’re lucky enough to be in Jackson over a weekend, make sure to stop in town on Saturday morning. We love visiting local farmer’s markets when on vacation, as it gives you a feeling of what it must be like to live there. With live music, local produce, and lots of delicious homemade foods for sale, the Jackson farmer’s market was no different.
Play in Phil Baux Park
While this park isn’t huge, it is amazing! Located right at the edge of downtown Jackson, near the Snow King complex, this park is great for little ones. There are swings, a play structure, and three different large climbing wall structures.
We stopped here before our long drive back to Bozeman for our flight. It was the perfect spot to get out those last minute wiggles before the car ride.
Walk Around Downtown Jackson
Spend an hour or two walking around downtown Jackson. There are plenty of cute shops and restaurants in town. Of course, a favorite for most visitors is stopping to take a picture with the antler arches.
Have fun at Snow King
During winter this is a ski-in-ski-out lodge. However, the fun doesn’t stop when the snow melts. During summer, they have a cowboy coaster, an alpine slide, and a treetop adventure that looks like a mix of zip lining and high wire climbing. We didn’t get to try this out as the weather and timing didn’t work out, but it is at the top of our list for next time.
Visit Teton Village
Another large ski resort, Teton Village boasts plenty of summer activities too. From here, you can book several tours like float trips and fly fishing. There is often live music here in one of the favorite restaurants like the Mangy Moose.
This is also where you can take the Bridger Gondola up to the top at the Rendezvous Lodge for dinner and drinks or a beautiful hike with views over Jackson Hole.
Spend Time in Grand Teton National Park
I think it goes without saying, but, just in case, I’ll mention it. Grand Teton National Park is most definitely worth the visit! You can hike, picnic, take a boat ride, and view wildlife all in one day. We left our lodging every morning with picnic lunch and change of clothes, with every intention of enjoying the beautiful surroundings. We’ve been fortunate enough to travel a lot, but The Tetons are some of the most stunning scenery in the world.
If you’re planning to visit nearby Yellowstone, make sure to check out our four day itinerary. Also, for more information on Jackson Hole, check out their site for visitors.