Park Itineraries

What are the must-see attractions? What are family-friendly things to do with kids? If I only have day to spend in Yellowstone, what should I see and do? We give you ideas for this and more.

Grizzly bear walking among flowering grass

10 Best Things to Do in Yellowstone and Beyond

On your Yellowstone vacation, see geysers, wild animals, and a grand canyon with giant waterfalls. Go rafting, horseback riding, and hiking.

Children on the boardwalk at the Grand Prismatic Spring. Photo by Kate Reigel

10 Things to Do with Kids at Yellowstone

Family vacation? Find fun for all ages with these kid-friendly activities in and around the park including hiking, boat rides, and rafting.

The Milky Way over Castle Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin. Photo by NPS Neal Herbert

4 Best Places to Gaze at Starry Night Skies in Yellowstone

The greater Yellowstone region is known for big skies, clean air and sunny days. What this means is that nighttime skies in the summer are filled with brilliant stars.

Snowmobiles passing bison on a road in Yellowstone

48 Hours in Winter in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Day 1: Head to Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park for elk, art and views. Then spend Day 2 among Yellowstone's wildlife and geysers.

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48 Hours in Yellowstone

Only have 48 hours? Make the most of your time by visiting some of our favorite spots in the park including wildlife watching, dining at historic lodges and see geysers erupt.

Black bear cubs walk on fallen tree limbs in Yellowstone. Courtesy Austin Adventures.

5 Unexpected Things to Discover on a Yellowstone Vacation

Aside from the usual iconic sights and activities, here are some things you might be looking for that you don’t know you’re looking for!

Spring Wildflowers in Yellowstone

5 Ways to Celebrate Summer’s Arrival in Yellowstone

With the summer solstice ushering summer the evening of June 20, celebrate summer’s officials arrival by seeing the best of Yellowstone.

Yellowstone's Grand Prismatic Hot Spring

8 Ways to Live in the Moment, Yellowstone Style

Here are exceptional ways to have fun and be present, Yellowstone-style, even if you can't be at the park.

Yellowstone Letter Illustration by Joel Kimmel

Anything Can Happen on a Yellowstone Family Vacation

Can a vacation ever truly change your life? When one family takes a trip to Yellowstone, they find much more than geysers and wildlife sightings

Couple holding hands in Yellowstone

Romancing the Yellowstone - Top 5 Romantic Things to Do

Forget roses and chocolate - for real romance, you can’t beat these Yellowstone activities. Plan now for Valentine's Day, a wedding proposal or anniversary.

Lewis River in Yellowstone

Secrets of a Yellowstone Employee

For three months in the summer of 2007, I was living the dream, and I learned a few tricks of the trade on how you can maximize your time there.

Bison along Rose Creek in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone.

Top 5 Vistas in Yellowstone National Park

If you want to feel on top of the world, here are 5 views you must see: Artist Point, Lamar Valley, the Yellowstone River cutting thru lava spires and more.

Grizzly Bear

Two Perfect Days in Yellowstone. One Watching Wildlife, and One Geysers

Rookie mistake: trying to see everything at Yellowstone in a day. Instead of spending the whole time driving, pick one of these itineraries and make the most of your 24 hours.

Yellowstone Junior Ranger displaying his badge

Yellowstone Junior Ranger Programs for Kids

Junior Ranger Program, Young Scientist Program, and Ranger-Led Activities for Children 4-13 years old. Get your activity booklet at Visitor Centers.

kids in the back of the car on vacation

Yellowstone on the Cheap

16 things to do in and around Yellowstone that are free or cheap. We give you the details and a map to follow.

Bison in Yellowstone

Your Perfect 3-Day Weekend in Yellowstone

Long weekend in Yellowstone? You’ll have time to explore some of the lesser-visited parts of the park.

Bunsen Peak Trail in Yellowstone

Your Perfect Week in Yellowstone

Lucky you—with up to a week in the park, you can mix and match your favorite activities in and around Yellowstone for an unforgettable vacation.