Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is a fun, walkable town with lots of shopping – of both the touristy and more upscale variety – bars and restaurants.  If you are looking for a souvenir, skip the t-shirt and trinket shops, and opt for local galleries filled with local art, photography and indian jewelry.

For breakfast with the locals (my preference while traveling), head a few miles out of town to Nora’s Fish Creek Inn in Wilson.  Nora’s was recommended by a friend who used to live in Jackson for good food at a reasonable price.  While known for their Huevos Rancheros, I got the Breakfast Burrito instead & it was the perfect start to my day.  And wouldn’t you know it, the place was filled with locals.

There are plenty of choices for lunch, but if you are looking for something simple, check out The Bunnery (N. Cache St.) for homestyle sandwiches, salads & soups…

…and Persephone Bakery (on Broadway) for some delicious treats!

For dinner, we opted for The Local (N. Cache St.) on more than one occasion.  It has a regular restaurant menu, as well as a separate lighter (& less expensive) bar menu – including an $8 burger!  The food is delicious, and with a view of the town square, it’s hard to beat.

Every evening at 6:00 pm in the summer, the Jackson Hole Shootout takes place  on the town square re-enacting the days of the Old West gunslingers.  It’s free!  So get to the Northeast corner of the square to get a good spot for viewing.  I ran into this gnarly gang of tough guys on the way over…

To cap off the evening, don’t miss the Silver Dollar Bar inside the Wort Hotel.  The bar takes its name from 2032 un-circulated Silver Dollars inlaid into the bar’s surface.  This bar was once a famous gambling spot in town, and now serves up live music & dancing nightly with a cast of colorful local characters.  Be careful, one might just ask you to dance!



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