United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Yellowstone and GTNP with city kids-last minute trip

Jump to last reply

Hi all. I have been reading all the great posts about Yellowstone and GTNP for days and still have some questions. We have planned a last minute trip out west from NY with our two boys, ages 9 and 12 for the last week of August. So far, I just have flights. We are not an outdoorsy family and usually take beach vacations but my husband and I really want to visit our national parks and have the boys experience nature in all of its glory. That being said, we want to take baby steps and keep the whining to a minimum and so mix the parks with some things we know they like- like pools and comfy beds! We have a total of ten days (not including travel days) and are flying into and out of Jackson. Based on friends' recommendations we will be staying at a Teton Village hotel for the bulk of the trip but want to spend at least 3 days in Yellowstone. All of the in park hotels are sold out (but I'm wary anyway given how rustic they seem) and so I am looking at the Clubhouse Inn in West Yellowstone. Confusion has set in as I am unclear as to the best location for us for purposes of visiting Yellowstone, particularly the geysers, considering we will be driving to/from Teton Village for our Yellowstone leg. Should we just stay somewhere closer to the south entrance and therefore nearer to GT? All input and suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

15 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 St Patrick's renovations
  2. 2 Trip Report New Casual Italian/Pizza Restaurant, via Danny Meyer: MARTA
  3. 3 The reason for choosing Anti Aging serum Is Ok Or Not?
  4. 4 Trip Report A Week in Naples Florida--Much Ado About Food (and Wine)
  5. 5 Escape cold in mid-Feb (4) nights from Michigan
  6. 6 Boston Uber shenanigans? Fake airport fees
  7. 7 where in 'Charleston' would you winter?
  8. 8 Chicago- The Godfrey hotel or the Hotel Burnham????
  9. 9 4 week family trip ideas
  10. 10 Dining in Manhattan
  11. 11 Did Interstates ruin travel in America?
  12. 12 ideas for roadtrip through Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado
  13. 13 Road trip next summes...Suggestions ?
  14. 14 Is It Possible - One Post for MT, UT, WY in a Week?
  15. 15 From Seattle airport to the city
  16. 16 General Utah planning questions
  17. 17 A trip to the SW: Not rushed, do it all, perfect time of year.
  18. 18 Protecting yourself when using VRBO
  19. 19 Washington and Oregon Fall vacation 2015
  20. 20 need two stop-overs from LA to Santa Fe, NM
  21. 21 Arthritis and Humidity where to live?
  22. 22 New York City Christmas Trip
  23. 23 Las Vegas to Grand Canyon, February
  24. 24 Washington - North cascades trails (Goat Lake and others) okay in winter?
  25. 25 Colorado Skiing
View next 25 » Back to the top