Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
With resorts like the Four Seasons Jackson Hole and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Jackson, Wyoming isn't exactly roughing it. But there's something about the backdrop of the Teton Mountains, that crisp air, and the moves-at-a-snail's-pace tempo that makes this town a best bet for a great escape.
The city of Jackson has less than 9,000 inhabitants, so a trip here really is a trip away from it all. There's some serious small town charm with restaurants that have names like the Mangy Moose and the Snake Water Grill. Not to mention a town square that has just about everything from a pair of cowboy boots you can't live without to that one-of-a-kind rustic accent piece. Just past the edge of town, the scenery reverts into a rural escape where natural wildlife like moose and antelope roam free and call the Grand Tetons home.
Bring Your Rod and Reel
Jackson Hole is an outdoors person's paradise that constantly reinvents itself between summer and winter, when the Wyoming landscape transforms from green pastures to snow covered mountain peaks. The summer brings in fisherman, hikers and rafters, while the winter plays host to skiers and snowboarders alike.
Independent companies are the best way to take advantage of the different outdoor activities in Jackson. There are guides and storefronts all over town with expert knowledge of the land that's undeniably helpful for any explorer. Scout out a place that meets your needs but don't be afraid to pull up a chair to ask the locals what they think. You might find a trail even more off the beaten path than this city itself.