- By lisa
- On Mar 16, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Top Things You should Know During the YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK VACATION
Yellowstone National Park is the flagship of the National Park Service and a favorite to millions of visitors each year. The park is a major destination for all members of the family. By driving the grand loop road, visitors can view the park from the comfort of their vehicle and also take a rest at one of the many roadside picnic areas.
When you travel to the Yellowstone National Park or do a Yellowstone Vacation planning, some things you should know.
1st, Pack your patience: hundreds of thousands of people visit Yellowstone during the months of June, July, and August. It's also a big place, and winding roads and traffic often make drive times much longer than people expect.
2nd, Practice safe selfies: do not approach animals to take pictures.
3rd, Early birds avoid crowds and traffic: visit the park during nonpeak hours (before 9 am and after 3 pm) and seasons (April and May, September and October). Check out our list of seasonal highlights.
4th, Plan ahead: campgrounds and lodges fill early, so finding a place to sleep at the last minute is unlikely.
5th, Stay on boardwalks: hot springs have injured more people than any other natural feature (including animals).
6th, Drive responsibly: observe posted speed limits and use pullouts to watch wildlife, take pictures, and let other cars pass.
7th, Bears inhabit the entire park, not just the backcountry: learn how to travel safely in bear country.
8th, Cell service and bandwidth are limited: don't be surprised if you can't receive calls or texts.
9th, Explore beyond our borders: the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem includes much more than the park. Plan your trip to take in the vibrant communities, public lands, and natural wonders throughout this area.
10th, Download Yellowstone's app before you arrive!