Vast open spaces, breathtaking landscapes and Western charm are just a few reasons Wyoming has been recognized as one of “The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021” by Travel + Leisure and a …
Vast open spaces, breathtaking landscapes and Western charm are just a few reasons Wyoming has been recognized as one of “The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021” by Travel + Leisure and a top North American destination in AFAR’s “Where We’ll Go in 2021 — When We Can.”
With Wyoming’s innate social distancing, iconic road trips and destinations drawing traveler consideration, the Cowboy State topped this year’s must-visit lists. The January issue of AFAR featured Grand Teton National Park, while the annual list from Travel + Leisure highlighted Wyoming’s Western and outdoor attractions — including the 125th anniversary of Cheyenne Frontier Days, Casper’s College National Finals Rodeo and the endless adventures in state parks.
“It’s extremely humbling to see Wyoming recognized as one of the top destinations to visit this year and beyond,” said Diane Shober, executive director for the Wyoming Office of Tourism. “Now more than ever people have a strong desire to get out and explore the great outdoors, including more rural, less-populated destinations like Wyoming. We encourage travelers to embrace a spirit of adventure, while continuing to ensure collective wellness by pledging to adventure responsibly.”
The Wyoming Office of Tourism says the state offers “countless inspiration and resources to plan a safe, enjoyable vacation this summer,” setting up a webpage — at www.travelwyoming.com/wy-responsibly — about “traveling safely and responsibly throughout Wyoming.” Travelers are encouraged to share their experiences and pledge “WY Responsibly” on social media by using #WYResponsibly.
The Park County Travel Council has similarly been encouraging travelers to “go wild — safely — in Cody Yellowstone this spring.”
Travel council executive director Claudia Wade said that, although the first day of spring in March 20, the season truly begins for most area residents when animals begin emerging.
“Around here, when the next generation of bison, bears and other species make their debut, you know that winter is finally winding down,” Wade said. “Spotting these babes in the woods is a time for celebration, and this year when we are on the cusp of being able to return to normal, that first sighting will be especially significant.”