Why It's Worth It

Jackson Hole sits in the shadow of the Tetons, and outdoor recreation is at the heart of the local ethos. Many call Grand Teton National Park Jackson's backyard, and the park and surrounding areas offer endless opportunities for hiking, climbing, skiing, biking, fishing, rafting, and other outdoor fun. Wildlife watchers come from around the world to see iconic wildlife, including grizzlies, wolves, and bison. Jackson also embraces its Western heritage, with rodeo, dude ranches, and more. —Kristen Pope