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As we close out a year that’s been unlike any other, our gifts ought to be just as unpredictable. Tired of getting different variations of the same thing every year? Shake it up this year with our Experience Gift Guide! We’ve laid out 10 classic holiday gifts, and how to turn them into experiences that go beyond instant gratification. Whether you have a house full of gift-shaking Santa sleuths, or want to “wow” that special someone, these gifts will be sure to surprise and delight everyone on your list.

 For the Kids


Dolls & Actions Figures
Help them come to life

Playing make believe will never go out of style. Inspire them for their next tea party with an etiquette class. Or get a membership to your local museum to stir their imagination!

Books
Explore new stories all year

There are so many books to choose from, why stop at one? With a book club subscription, every month will feel like Christmas with a new batch of books! Fill up their bookshelf with stories from Little Feminist OurShelves or Little Passport.


The “It” Toy
Family trips are a timeless gift

Furbies, Hatchimals, Red Ryder BB guns…all were fun for a season. Give your kids a gift that will stand the test of time with a trip to Jellystone Park™ Golden Valley! The gift of time at our interactive water playground will keep the joy alive all summer. Bring your RV or tent, or book one of our cabins and stay for a week of fun. Make lasting memories with attractions like our Water Zone, mini golf, lake access, jumping pillow, and more!


Stuffed Animal
Give them the real deal

The gift of staying at Jellystone Park™ wouldn’t be complete without Yogi Bear™ and his pals! Add a personal Bear Visit to your stay and keep your eyes open for bear sightings throughout the park! A trip to the local zoo will also ensure the little (or big!) explorers on your list get their fill of animal interactions. Make it a zoo membership so you can watch how the animals grow and change all year! 


Games
Keep the games, skip the “bored”

Already have a road trip planned for your family? Skip the repetitive board games and opt for a car game like Auto-Bingo or Table Talks. Or equip them to become the ultimate explorer with an adventure kit. While at Jellystone Park™, enjoy a variety of planned activities and games, including Candy Bar Bingo! The next time you have a long day of driving or hiking ahead of you, you’ll be glad you passed on Chutes and Ladders. 

For the Parents


Socks
A pair with purpose

Somehow these always end up under the tree. Give your socks a twist by making them hiking socks and pair them with a subscription to AllTrails or a National Parks Pass. Those socks will be put to good use in no time.


Candles
Skip the burn out

Nothing is quite as relaxing as being wrapped in a blanket with a good candle burning. Except maybe relaxing next to a campfire! For those who love a self-care moment, time spent outdoors is a priceless gift and the perfect retreat.

Jewelry
Trade sparkle for sunsets and snuggles

Every kiss begins with – well, you know the rest. If you want to spark a little romance this year, opt for a romantic weekend getaway and book a trip in a Lake View Glamping Tent!

Cookbook
Bring “farm to table” home

Whipping up a meal from scratch is something to be proud of. Whipping up a meal from scratch with ingredients you’ve planted yourself? Now that’s something to brag about. For the ambitious cook in your life, try out an indoor gardening kit!


Wine and Spirits
Introduce a new favorite

Know a wine connoisseur or whiskey enthusiast? Excite their palate with a wine-tasting trip, tour of a distillery, or get a craft beer monthly subscription.

Don’t worry about keeping the gift receipt this year, these experiences won’t need returning. Create lasting memories and family traditions with the gift of experience this holiday season!

Book the best present ever today!

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Happy Earth Day! 🌎 We love our planet and are honored to be a part of helping people get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Today, we encourage each of our campers to find a way they're able to improve their clean & green efforts in the upcoming year! ⁠

Here are some ideas:⁠
🌲 Swap your disposable plastic water bottles for travel ones⁠
🌲 Buy second hand or organize a clothing swap⁠
🌲 Ditch plastic grocery bags and use cloth & reusable ones instead⁠
🌲 Start composting as a family⁠
🌲 Opt for air drying after wash day⁠

It's up to you! We're proud to say that by switching from paper to digital this past year, we saved over 56,000 pieces of paper. No matter how big or small, every action matters. Let's keep our planet healthy and beautiful for years to come!⁠

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Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! We hope your day is filled with tons of love, laughter, and mountain views.⁠

#mothersday #happymothersday #mom #mother #love #family #momlife #moms #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina
...

LAST CHANCE! Our Teacher Appreciation Special is happening this weekend! Are you a teacher? Simply use promo code TEACHER at check-out to enjoy 20% OFF your stay. 🍎📚

But don’t delay…we have just a few cabins & campsites left! Click the link in our bio to secure your oasis for the weekend.

*Terms & conditions apply.

#teacherappreciationweek #teachers #teachersrock #teachersofinstagram #weloveteachers #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina
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Join us at Scouts’ Table for a Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast this Sunday! Whether you like to jazz up your flapjacks with fun toppings like strawberries & chocolate, or you prefer to enjoy them just with delicious maple syrup, we've got you and your pancakes covered! 🥞 🍓🍫

The breakfast also comes with your choice of breakfast meat, 2 eggs, and a drink!

View the menu via the link in our bio.

#scoutstable #mothersday #breakfast #pancakebreakfast #pancakes #allthefixins #pancakesforbreakfast #breakfasttime #delicious #yummy #instafood #instagood #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina
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With summer around the corner and National Camping Month arriving next month, it’s the perfect time to starting planning your camping trip to Jellystone Park™!

If you’re feeling a bit like a nomad novice instead of a camping connoisseur, we’ve got you covered with 5 tips & tricks for your first camping adventure.

Read our latest blog now by clicking the link in our bio.

#newontheblog #blogpost #blog #blogger #camping #campingtips #campinghacks #campingtrip #campinglife #nationalcampingmonth #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina
...

Pool hair, don’t care. 💦☀️

The swimming pool is officially open for the season! Join us for some fun in the sun daily, 10AM - 7PM.

Haven’t booked your vacation yet? What are you waiting for?? Click the link in our bio to get started.

📷@freebruce_

#summervibes #swimmingpool #swimming #poolparty #poolside #pooltime #poolday #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina
...

All moms deserve the best. And this Mother’s Day, what’s better than a trip with the ones they love most?

We only have a few cabins and campsites left for the weekend, so secure your spot today! Click the link in our bio to check rates & availability.

#mothersday #mothersdayweekend #mom #momsofinstagram #mom #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina
...

Happy Earth Day! 🌎 We love our planet and are honored to be a part of helping people get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Today, we encourage each of our campers to find a way they're able to improve their clean & green efforts in the upcoming year! ⁠

Here are some ideas:⁠
🌲 Swap your disposable plastic water bottles for travel ones⁠
🌲 Buy second hand or organize a clothing swap⁠
🌲 Ditch plastic grocery bags and use cloth & reusable ones instead⁠
🌲 Start composting as a family⁠
🌲 Opt for air drying after wash day⁠

It's up to you! We're proud to say that by switching from paper to digital this past year, we saved over 56,000 pieces of paper. No matter how big or small, every action matters. Let's keep our planet healthy and beautiful for years to come!⁠

📷@kerri.natasha_photography⁠

#earthday #earth #nature #ecofriendly #recycle #happyearthday #gogreen #earthdayeveryday #environment #green #sustainable #motherearth #sustainability #savetheplanet #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina
...

Planning for an upcoming camping trip? Our latest blog offers 6 tips to help you prepare!

Click the link in our bio to read the blog, then get ready for the BEST VACATION EVER!

#blog #blogger #newontheblog #campingtips #camping #tips #vacationplanning #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina
...

Today marks the beginning of National Park Week. Take time to stop and smell the flowers. 🌸

📷@wncphototours

#nationalparkweek #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemountains #blueridgemoments #spring #nps #nationalparks #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #getoutside #getoutdoors #adventuretime #adventure #explore #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina #visitnc
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Happy National Pet Day! This very good girl is rockin' her Jellystone Park™ swag! 😍🐾⁠

We love seeing furry-friends around camp so make sure to snap a pic, share, and tag us next time you visit! Your bestie could be featured! ⁠

📷@chelseysparker⁠

#nationalpetday #puppies #petlover #doglover #dogsofinstagram #dog #woof #⁠
#dogstagram #puppy #cute #instadog #pets #dogoftheday #jellystonepark #jellystonegoldenvalley #northcarolina
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