It's likely that your travel plans have changed this summer.  As we start to collectively explore again, we encourage you to not only visit your own backyard but to share your town with someone you haven't seen in far too long. 


Things to do in Casper with your loved ones this summer

If you've already sent a post card, it's time to start planning what you're going to do when your family or friends get to town. We know that no one knows Casper like our locals, but if you're in need of some extra inspiration, we're here to help. There's a lot happening this summer, and we've compiled our best advice to help plan an unforgettable trip to Casper for your loved ones. Keep up-to-date with current restrictions and closures here

Get Outdoors

Locals know how special our outdoor spaces are, and there's no better way to celebrate them than to share your favorite piece of Wyoming with someone you love. Our best advice: browse through our outdoor recreation pages to rediscover some of your favorite places or explore somewhere new. With the North Platte River, Alcova Reservoir, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, Casper Mountain and the Platte River Trails in our backyard, there's almost no reason to go inside all summer long. You can even send your friends this virtual tour of the mountain to get them excited for their trip. 

Explore History

Casper's unique history is a story worth experiencing first-hand. Whether you are soaking up natural history at the Tate Geological Museum, learning about pioneers at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center or experiencing the Oregon Trail first-hand with Historic Trails West, there's a lot to see and learn in Casper. Explore all of our history and museum information here. 

Dine Locally

Treat your guests to a taste of Casper with made-right-here delicacies like a bison burger from Wyoming Ale Works, an authentic Neapolitan pizza at Racca's or a to-go cocktail from Backwards Distilling Company. Casper's restaurant scene is not only locally-loved, it is getting major attention around the nation. Surprise your friends and family by treating them to Wyoming's best Mac & Cheese according to Southern Living, the best burger in the state according to the Travel Channel and take part in Casper's craft renaissance at our local breweries and distillery. Make your plans by browsing local restaurants and reading our recent foodie blogs here and here

Where to Stay

Inviting your friends and family to town doesn't always mean you need to prepare the guest room. If you don't have the room for extra company or you just need more space, Casper's hotels are open and ready for guests. Many are taking extra health and safety measures to ensure guest comfort during this time. Visitors can also camp at many campsites and RV parks around the county. Read more about camping in Casper here

Need more planning help? Stop by the Casper Visitor Center in the National Historic Trails Center or the Visit Casper office (139 W. 2nd St, Suite 1B) to get help planning an unforgettable adventure. 

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