We will be in and around Yellowstone with our timid grandson who is a city/suburban kid with no hiking or nature experience and we want to introduce him to his first national park gracefully. He does not want horseback riding and we have reserved an SUV for higher wildlife viewing. We are mostly in motels for his comfort and ease because we want this to be a success so he will travel with us again.
Should I be booking any private nature guide, ranger walks, float trips, events, or whatever in advance? What should we be sure to see while there?
We have booked the following:
2 nights Gardiner, explore north loop, visit Lamar Valley dawn/dusk
1 night Lake Lodge cabin in Yellowstone
2 nights West Yellowstone- Geyser Basin, Old Faithful, perhaps ranger walk, perhaps Grizzly/Wolf Discovery, perhaps IMAX
3 nights Jackson- boat and hike Hidden falls Grand Teton, float trip Snake River, shoot out in JH
Advice appreciated please, especially for anything I should book NOW