Wise Guides 6 Tips To Plan The Perfect Road Trip To Jackson Hole
Pack the car, it’s road trip time! With summer on the horizon (and the Jackson Hole Airport closure!), now is the perfect time to hit the road for an adventure to the mountains & valleys of the Jackson Hole area. Whether solo or with the family, a road trip to Jackson Hole is an ideal way to see our beautiful country and discover new places along the way. We put together a few tips on making the most of a little getaway during this time, which may just spark some inspiration and give you a nice breath of fresh, mountain air!
6 Tips To Plan The Perfect Road Trip To Jackson Hole
Plan Your Stops
Be sure to plan your stops accordingly, and don’t push it when you’re tired. We’d recommend sticking to 8 hours or less each day, especially if you have kids – they can get restless (who are we kidding, adults too). Try to get a little stretching in, a quick walk or even a few jumping jacks when you do stop, to get the blood circulating and prepped for the next haul.
Get The Car Ready
Tune up time! Make sure the car is in tip top shape before hitting the road. Fuel up the day prior so you won’t need to pull off right when you get going. Stock the car with your bags, cooler (see below) and don’t forget your chargers! We also recommend packing a basket with some essentials like paper towels, paper plates, baby wipes and a first aid kit just in case. It’s also a good idea to have a jumper box and/or cables, and a few handy tools for unexpected stops.
Bring Your WFH & Homeschool Gear
Make sure you have everything you need to get your work and school done from the road, including laptops, headphones and extra charging cables. If you have kids, be sure and bring paper, crayons and markers, and any printable worksheets for them to do in the car or once you arrive.
Pack The Cooler
Stay hydrated and fueled up so you can focus on the road! Packing a cooler with healthy snacks is a great way to ensure you’re not making fast food pit stops, and cuts down on time spent in the drive thru. Try pre-making sandwiches and keeping easily handled bites like nuts, jerky, string cheese and cut veggies at the ready. We’d also recommend to bring a few extra jugs of water (or even a Brita).
WFH & Distance Learn From MMM
Once you check into your room at Mountain Modern Motel, create a little station for your work from home and homeschool goods. With ample space, you can spread out and tackle the day’s tasks before heading out and exploring. Need to take a call? Throw on the headphones and take a little stroll for some fresh air. Our rooms are spacious and our wifi is strong, offering everyone the ability to get done what they need!
Make Time To See The Sights!
Plan some time each day to get out and explore Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Snake River and many more sights just a quick drive from your “home” base. Yellowstone National Park is an easy day trip and includes some bucket list sights to see. Our Wise Guides are ripe with itineraries & ideas to help you plan the perfect outing, plus the following blogs:
Featured Road Trip Itinerary: Black Hills To Yellowstone
A road trip from the Black Hills to Yellowstone makes for a profound experience the whole family will enjoy, full of breathtaking scenery, epic experiences and a land filled with the spirit of the American West! Check out our blog on this route: Bad To The Stone: A Road Trip From The Badlands To Yellowstone (& Jackson Hole)
Check out this featured itinerary put together with a collaboration between Visit Wyoming and Visit South Dakota, coined “Black to Yellow” as a nod to the beautiful stretch of country between the Black Hills of South Dakota to Yellowstone in Wyoming.