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For a trip this spring or summer that’s vastly different from the North Shore of Boston, head to Jackson Hole in Western Wyoming. It might not have the hustle and bustle of city breaks, but this mountainous area is the perfect place for a break. This diverse area charms visitors from across the globe with its distinct natural landscape.

An area of two kinds, Jackson Hole, has two very different sides to it. In the colder, winter months, the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges it’s surrounded by, transform into some of the best ski slopes in the US. In the summer, the area attracts nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts from all corners of the globe. Because Yellowstone National Park is so close by, the area is packed will all manner of wildlife.

It might be massively undeveloped, but it has a lot to it. This is partly due to its success as a skiing location, making it home to some of the best hotels, spas, and eateries. The best restaurants to visit have to be Bubba’s, Bridger Deck or Betty Rock. If you chose to visit this beautiful area, make sure to stop into at least one of these eateries for a bite to eat. The Jackson Hole accommodations on offer, ranges from luxe five-star hotels to chic, stylish ranches and lodges. The range of accommodation on offer means that whatever your budget, there’s sure to be an option that’s perfect for you. For a budget-friendly option, there are some great campsites to choose from. These are only open in the summer months, of course.

The best time to visit this beautiful region depends on what you plan on doing while you’re there. All year around, there’s a fantastic range of outdoor activities on offer. However, these activities differ from season to season. So if there’s something you definitely want to do, be choosy about when you visit. During the summer, the most common activities include hiking, horse riding, fishing, and biking. For nature, the spring and autumn tend to be the best times to visit. While for skiing and snowboarding, winter is the only time to go.