Tips for Visiting Yellowstone

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Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone
Things to do in West Yellowstone


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We took these pictures from last year visiting West Yellowstone!  I never got around to posting these pictures and thought it was time!  Its crazy how diffrent our experience was from staying in West Yellowstone to this recent time staying down by Jackson Hole!
Looking back at these pictures makes me want to go there again!  I feel like in the short amount of time we were there we got to do a lot of fun things, but the area was so big we didn’t even get to make a dent in all there is to do there!


-Bring a warm coat! You never know when the weather will turn chilly, so bundle up!
-Drive around!  If you fly in, get a rental car.  Everywhere you drive is so stunning and adventuring on the open road is the best!
-Pack Snacks! Go to the grocery store in town, or bring snacks from home to enjoy on the road or while exploring the park!  There are several places to eat within the park, but its better to have treats with you incase you are not close to a restaurant, you can stay and explore!
-Plan on staying for at least a few days!  There are millions of things to see and do in the parks, don’t cut your time short if you don’t have to!
-Book your stay in advance.  There are hotels in the parks that I have heard are super fun to stay at but they have to be booked months in advance to get a spot!  It can be worth the wait though because staying right where the great views are at, and the location can not be beat!
-Check out the guided tours options before you go! There is fishing, hiking tours, horseback riding, etc. that could be a fun highlight to the trip.
-Take the long route.  When we drove to Yellowstone we drove an extra 6 hours to take the scenic route.  It was worth it!  We saw moose, long horned sheep, ate at a fun breakfast joint, and found a cute handmade candy shop!  The scenery all around the park is just absolutely gorgeous!
-Get out of the car!  Don’t be afraid to park and explore! (Unless there are Bison around or bear warnings! Stay in the car 🙂 There are so many places that need to be explored for the perfect picture spot or a cute animal siting!
-Bring a zoom lens for your camera!  There is lots of wildlife and stunning scenery that might not be close enough to you so with your zoom lens you might be able to get the perfect shot!
-Stop in the small towns outside Yellowstone!  They areas are so cute and the perfect places to grab a souvenir and a meal!Do you have any tips for visiting Yellowstone?! We would love to hear them! Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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  • Edna Silva
    August 22, 2016

    I want to go there so much!

    xx, Edna
    Mercury Rose

  • mirjam
    August 22, 2016

    Amazing pictures and tips – thanks for sharing!
    xx. Mirjam //

  • Ileana
    August 20, 2016

    OH MY! How awesome… and how scary!!! but so beautiful with all the animals walking around!


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  • A Latte Lipstick
    August 20, 2016

    Oh my goodness what a fun trip!!

    XO Chloe

  • Sheela Goh
    August 18, 2016

    OMG. A bison. A ram. A moose. A wolf. A bear. I am SO green with envy.

  • Mica T
    August 18, 2016

    Such great tips! Such a photogenic place to visit. That first photo is so fun 🙂

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  • LBG
    August 17, 2016

    I'm in awe of this park! The tips are so great to know. Have to go here someday! Incredible shots

  • Hanna Lei
    August 17, 2016

    Sounds like so much fun –Hanna Lei

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  • Carrie
    August 17, 2016

    I have never been to Yellowstone park, but would love to see it someday. I didn't realize the hotels in the area booked up so quickly. Gosh, these are some amazing photos and you have some fun shots mixed in, too. I just love your pink shoes!


  • Sara Nena
    August 17, 2016

    how cool are those boooooots?!

  • Michelle Orsi
    August 17, 2016

    Sounds like such a fun trip! Definitely a place to add to my bucket list

  • Rosanna Briguglio
    August 17, 2016

    What amazing pictures, an incredible place!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  • Tamara Farhat
    August 17, 2016

    Wow! Absolutely breathtaking! It's so nice to be so close to raw nature and wildlife!


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  • Lauren Blair
    August 17, 2016

    Last year..makes so much more sense haha! I was thrown by the jackets! I know it's colder up there but in August that seemed weird! Cute post! XO

  • Whitney Damrau
    August 17, 2016

    This is on our bucket list to do in the next few years with the boys! Thanks so much for the info, pinned for sure!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Darcy
    August 17, 2016

    These pictures are breathtaking! Would love to see this in person one day!

  • What Would V Wear
    August 17, 2016

    Wow! Incredible pics! Love Yellowstone Park!

    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Swathi Bhat
    August 17, 2016

    So much fun and it translates in the gorgeous clicks 🙂

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  • Keri H
    August 17, 2016

    What a gorgeous place. I have always wanted to go here <3

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Courtney Lang
    August 17, 2016

    I'm so jealous of your trip to Yellowstone!! I went a few years ago on a school trip and I definitely agree that bringing a warm coat is so necessary!

  • Gina Daily
    August 17, 2016

    Wow, what amazing photos! I can't imagine how incredible that was in real life. Thanks for the great tips, too!
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  • Kelly Kalinkewicz
    August 17, 2016

    I can't get over all the wildlife you got to see and capture on camera! We went to Yellowstone years ago and I DEFINITELY want to go back!

    August 17, 2016

    Such gorgeous photos! I would love to go to Yellowstone! x


  • Tara | The Mix
    August 17, 2016

    Such a fun trip, I really want to go!

  • Yuliya at Yukova Blog
    August 17, 2016

    Oh i want to go there one day x
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Tips for Visiting Yellowstone