Family Vacation In Yellowstone National Park

It really is hard to believe that the family vacation in Yellowstone National Park excursion has wrapped up. Everyone is back in their homes, safe and sound. The kids were a bit depressed yesterday when school started as they were having so much fun on vacation. In the summer of 2017, I took my family on a vacation to Yellowstone National Park. We spent the first leg at Jackson Hole where my parents were staying and the next leg just outside of the park itself within a hours drive of Old Faithful Geyser. This article will detail our two week vacation and make you want to run around a national park.

Yellowstone National Park is one of America’s crown jewels. Needing no introduction, it represents the very essence of natural beauty. And as the 8th largest National Park in the United States, it epitomizes grandeur and protection.

Yellowstone National Park is the first national park in the United States. The park was established by the U.S President Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone, the oldest national park in USA attracts more than 3 million visitors every year. This family surviving park is a hot tourist destination in America.

Family Vacation In Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Family Vacation – 6 Days / 5 Nights

Saddle up! You’re invited to explore our backyard on an action-packed, family adventure through Yellowstone National Park and Big Sky Country on our Yellowstone Family Vacation. With Austin’s home offices located in Montana, it’s no wonder we’re the leading provider of best-in-class travel from Old Faithful to the Absaroka Mountains.

Experience the Best of Yellowstone With Kids & Family

Discover the wilds of Yellowstone and Paradise Valley from the helm of a raft and on the back of a horse. Enjoy wildlife and wildflowers with your kids as they use their Junior Ranger skills in identifying elk, bison, and bear. Share giggles with them at the belches and burps of Mud Volcano, and savor the grandeur of the world’s first National Park before relaxing in a soothing natural hot spring.

  • Observe Old Faithful – the most famous geyser in the world
  • Whitewater rafting on the Yellowstone River
  • Horseback Riding in the Absaroka Mountains
  • Zipline Adventure Park in West Yellowstone
  • Hiking on the Wapiti Trail
  • Experience the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Our Yellowstone Adventures Include:

Scrumptious meals showcasing savory regional dishes keep you and your buckaroos energized, while days are bookended with the best in western hospitality at an iconic park property or picturesque guest ranch. Throughout this dream, Yellowstone Family vacation, enjoy Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service.

A Unique Learning Adventure for Families

Experience the magic of Yellowstone with this unique learning adventure for families with children 8-12 years old. Led by a Yellowstone Forever Field Educator, your family can explore canyons, waterfalls, geyser basins and enjoy activities together including animal tracking, wildlife watching, photography, painting, and hiking. During the program, your children can become Yellowstone National Park Junior Rangers. View the itinerary.

Masks are required on public transportation for the 2022 season. The health and safety of our guests and employees remain top priorities.

Activity Level – Hikes up to 3 miles per day with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.

Lodging & Learning programs are offered in partnership with Yellowstone Forever.

Package Includes

  • Four Nights at Grant Village
  • In-park transportation
  • Three boxed breakfasts and three boxed lunches per person
  • One welcome gift per participant
  • Expert instruction provided by Yellowstone Forever Field Educator

2022 Package Rates*

  • $1785 per person, double occupancy ($1085 per child)
  • $5725 family of four (2 adults, 2 children in one room)
  • $2485 per person, single occupancy

Terms & Conditions

*Rates include taxes, fees and gratuity. (Exception: The NPS Entrance fee is not included and Lodging & Learning packages do not include gratuity for Yellowstone Forever Field Educator and are at the discretion of the participants.) Rates, taxes and fees subject to change and based on approved local, state, and NPS fees at the time of the session date.

Package is offered every Monday from May 30, June 6, 13, 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 and every Tuesday from May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9.  Max: 13 participants; Min: 4 participants.  Min age is 8 years old.Receive Exclusive Content & Travel Deals

Multi-generational travel has become increasingly popular in recent years. That’s parents traveling with children, grandparents with grand-kids, even entire extended families traveling together.

My family has taken a couple of multi-generational trips over the past several years to Europe; all were exceptionally rewarding. We’ve rented villas and apartments in Italy and gone skiing and touring. Not staying in hotels with hundreds of others certainly made for a more intimate vacation.

Traveling as a family is always a great way to develop more profound experiences and great familial memories. But you don’t need to have an expensive vacation overseas to enjoy a great family get-together, whether multi-generational or not.

a fisherman with his catch seen on a Yellowstone family vacation
A fisherman releasing his catch into the Yellowstone River

Plenty of Options for a Family Vacation

There are plenty of places in the U.S. and Canada that are perfect for family getaways. You can spend a week skiing at one of the numerous resorts in the east or west. If you’re not a family that enjoys winter sports, head for the ocean to enjoy the beach or whale watching. And, of course, many major U.S. and Canadian cities are perfect for vacations any time of year.

But what you don’t want to do is drag kids around to see things in which they have no interest.

Also, as all parents know, there’s usually that incredible issue with age. There aren’t many teenagers who enjoy seeing the same things as a six-year-old.

But there are places that are age-neutral: a U.S. or Canadian National Park. Just choose carefully.

In the U.S. the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great place to visit (and I highly recommend it). Straddling the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, it’s the most popular national park in the country (something that surprises many people).

But it may not be the best choice for a multi-day family vacation since it is relatively small. Furthermore, all area hotels are outside the park.

Olf Faithful
Old Faithful , one of the hundreds of geysers in Yellowstone

A Yellowstone Family Vacation

A better choice may be fabled Yellowstone National Park, one of the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries. Known worldwide as the “American Serengeti”, as an entity it’s older than most governments of the world.

It’s also the world’s first national park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In many respects, it’s a panacea that bridges all generational gaps.

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