After a day of adventuring, cool down at these special hot spots:
Play in the Commons
Open to everyone, the Village Commons is the prime place for families to unwind. Kids can play in the pop-jet fountain and playground or join in Alive@Five – learning can be fun with raptors and cowboys as teachers – while parents can enjoy the free classical music of Symphony@Six.
Exhale at Elevation
Fifteen minutes after stepping inside the Aerial Tram, visitors find themselves on top of the world – the summit of Rendezvous Mountain. The alpine breeze whisks away the heat of the day, and the 360-degree view of the valley and mountains takes your breath away.
Cocktails on High
The Deck takes happy hour up a notch – all the way up to the Gondola summit. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, the casual mountaintop spot offers 2-for-1 cocktails and a creative menu of appetizers and shared plates. To top it all off, Deck patrons enjoy a free gondola ride.
Partake in the Preserve
Stroll in the shade of the wooded 2.5-mile loop from the parking lot of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve to Phelps Lake. The trail meanders along Lake Creek before planting you at Phelps Lake. To cool off even more, take a dip in the lake or jump off its infamous rock.
Picnic on the Shore
Pack a picnic – Persephone Bakery and Aspens Market offer pre-boxed gourmet meals to go – head to Grand Teton National Park and unfold your blanket lakeside. Park and picnic at String or Jenny lakes, or hike the 1.5 miles back to Taggart Lake.