Settle in with a fire roaring, kids enjoying free rein to romp, and the convenience of having everything you need for a winter vacation.
After making your way through a national forest, a national monument, and a national park, you’ll be ready to wind down in a peaceful village. Treat yourself to a fabulous dinner from locally sourced foods (with some local wine, of course), and a well-earned night’s sleep in one of the towns neighboring the parks.
Here, in the heart of California, giant sequoia trees reach unbelievable heights. The forests reach out wide, as well—stretching across two national parks, one national monument, and through a national forest. Neighboring all these protected lands are some delightful communities filled with history, art, and farm-fresh feasts.
The landscape of Bryce Canyon Country feels timeless as you move from one community to the next. Though we tend to think about parks and monuments in terms of grandchildren appreciating these landscapes on their own road trips, we can also appreciate them through the perspective of lightyears!
From the peak of Mount Whitney to the depths of Death Valley—that’s how many options there are for things to do near Bishop, California. If that’s a bit extreme, here are a few more ideas: birding and fishing, cool rocks and hot springs, 4 wheel drive and all-star skies.
Soak up the blend of historic buildings, classic road trip tunes inspired by Route 66, and the thread of Native American culture in the art and memorabilia. Take another look at it all by taking the Route 66 Zipline over town. Then, find your way to the Grand Canyon—without crowds.
There’s a peaceful, thrilling feeling we’ve all had, but it’s rare: the moment when everything comes together on a road trip. In our research about Cheyenne, Wyoming, we started to find all the pieces for that moment to happen, and we had to share.
When the only crowds are wildlife, the only lines are trails leading into the forest, and the streets are crowded with the waves of locals. We’re big fans of this mountain town in the shoulder season.
Small-town charm settles in along the benches and Canada geese of the river walk, and you’ll find yourself unwinding with nature in the heart of the biggest city in the region.
This or that? Basing your summer adventures at Grand Targhee is a great way to escape the crowds of summer travelers, slow down and soak up time in the great outdoors, and tailor whatever you do—hike, bike, tour, or raft—to exactly your style.