Aug 5, 2017 - 3:59 AM
in reply to Jsully
Hi Jsully, and welcome to MySwissAlps!
Grindelwald will be livelier than Wengen or Mürren, and is in a spectacular mountain setting. Interlaken will have more nightlife than Grindelwald, but the scenery can't compare with Grindelwald. For the best of both worlds (nightlife and scenery), I would pick Grindelwald.
>> we are also trying to decide on the Swiss rail pass. we will be traveling from Lucerne and are going to Zurich as well. It seems many of the hotels offer free transportation
Generally speaking, the free transport offers from hotels are too limited to replace a Swiss Travel Pass, but it will depend very much on your itinerary. You really need to have a firm itinerary before you can tell what will be the best deal for you.