The Best Travel Guides Yellowstone National Park

Visiting new destinations in the United States can be an overwhelming experience. Things might work a little bit different in this new place and you don’t know how to get around and more importantly how to stay safe. Travel guides are the perfect way to prepare. These guides help us stay safe and make the most out of our trip. They offer so much more than what we can learn and discover online.

There are lots of fellow tourists, things work differently than what we are used to and there is an immense number of different activities to choose from. With large crowds and too many options available, you will have to make choices. We highly recommend properly planning your visit to this great American destinations. The travel books and travel guides in this post are here to help you on your way. We have hand-picked all of these books!

This is one of the United States’ most famous destinations. We are seasoned travelers ourselves and have been all over the United States and other foreign destinations. We know how crowds can make a destination busy but also know where to find the quiet places. All our research has been done using the travel books we recommend here.

 

We are a big fan of Lonely Planet! We use Lonely Planet Travel Guides for basically every destination that we visit. This Lonely PlanetYellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is one of the best travel guides available. The book comes with full colour maps, highlights, itineraries and what we like the most about the entire Lonely Planet series: reviews for eating, drinking, hidden gems and going out. These books are small enough to handle with ease but big enough to contain all the essential tips and tricks for your perfect trip to Yellowstone.

Frommer’s guidebooks, unlike those of many of our competitors, are written by local experts (not outsiders)―like Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan, a Montana resident, naturalist, and noted travel journalist. In this handy, pocket-size book, she’ll help you sort through all the options at these storied national parks so you can tailor an adventure that’s right for you.

When we travel, our Fitbit will register well beyond 20,000 to 30,000 steps per day. We are the kind of tourists that simply walk everywhere. Yellowstone is home to many different hiking trails and this book will tell you exactly where to go. The book has different walking routes for many different places in the national park. The book is printed in a handy format so you can take it on your walks through the park’s breathtaking nature.

This book makes you the tour guide for your group! Janet Chapple shares her tips to pack for your trip, spot wildlife, see the best views, catch geyser eruptions, stay safe, and escape the crowds. The author’s passion for the park, which began when her parents worked at Old Faithful Inn in the early twentieth century, shines throughout. Whether you want to hike in the geyser basins and forests, drive the mountain passes, ride horseback, or take a boat out on the lake, the mile-by-mile road logs prepare you. The description is enlivened by entertaining historical anecdotes. This sixth edition, fully updated for 2020 by editor Beth Chapple and geologist Jo-Ann Sherwin.

Fodor’s Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is a great travel guide from the best selling series by Fodor. Fodor always delivers qualtiy travel guides that come with handy pull out maps with top attractions that you can’t miss. Most importantly, the book has indispensable planning tools such as major attractions, top itineraries and dining recommendations. Fodor’s local writers vet every recommendation to ensure that you not only make the most of your time, but that you also have all the most up-to-date and essential information you need to plan the perfect trip.

By reading up on history of our travel destinations we can better understand the behaviour of those living in the places that we visit. Every place that we visit has its own unique history. Yellowstone has a long and rich history. Although the park’s history is too extensive to cover in a single book, this book does a good job in summarizing centuries of history in an easy to read accessable book.

In all our overviews of travel guides, we include a travel book that is made for children. This Travel Journal & Activity Book is easy to use for children and will be really entertaining for kids making the life of parents much easier, even on longer trips.  The book will help making the trip to Yellowstone fun, easy and entertaining for you and the kids.

Over the years, more and more people started traveling and overtourism became a growing issue. Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to change our travel behavior for now, we believe that we will travel again and that the return of crowds is inevitable. This book helps you to Avoid Crowds and is your guide on what (not) to do when it’s busy. The book includes a special chapter on traveling during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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