We are looking to go to Yellowstone in the summer of 2015 (originally we were looking at this summer but I could not get the lodging I wanted). I am trying to figure out how to keep the whole family happy, as my kids favorite vacations are places like Disney and Myrtle Beach, so I am a little nervous that they will not be happy in Yellowstone. We will be in the area for 7-8 days. I am hopeful once they get there they will be so amazed they will love it, but just in case, I am trying to plan fun "activities" for them.
I am looking to have some activities that I know they will really look forward to, such as zip lining, horseback riding, and white water rafting. It looks like we will have to do at least some of these outside of the park. Is it best to stay in the park and do our park touring first then move to a hotel outside of the park to do some of these types of activities? Any suggestions for other activities of this type that teenagers would like? My daughter cannot do long hikes due to a health problem, so we will be just doing short walks in the park.
Thanks for any tips!