Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Jackson? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Jackson?”
The site of America’s longest-running Old West gunfight and a recent star-studded Kanye release party are the same place: Jackson, Wyoming. It’s a place that embraces its trendiness as a luxury outdoor adventure haven while proudly repping its Wild West heritage. Take a look at the cool restaurants down the street from a rowdy rodeo, the upscale resorts modeled after old log cabins, or the classic frontier breakfasts with a modern twist. It’s managed to keep that pioneer spirit alive while lining its streets with art and breweries. And it’s a fascinating combination. You might be arriving with a singular focus — skiing, hiking, horseback riding, etc. — but make sure you take in all Jackson has to offer.