Jackson's proximity to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks makes the town a magnet for summer vacationers of the Winnebago persuasion. But if serious recreation is your vacation imperative, make Jackson Hole your base camp.
If you like your summer resort experience heavy on Wild West flavor, head to remote Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, where the rugged Tetons rise dramatically from the valley floor and the Snake River runs deep and fast.
Two hundred years ago, John Colter set out alone, rifle in hand, to explore the uncharted territory of Wyoming and Montana. Colter stumbled upon the southern Teton Range and set up home in Jackson Hole, and the legend began.