Play like a Local

Photo of drinks from a local food service establishment - Jackson Hole Activities

Tourists and locals would agree, there’s no better way to explore a town or city than experiencing it through the eyes of the locals. Jackson Hole is no different. If anything, this rule applies even more to Jackson- a true mecca for those who like to stray a bit from the beaten path.

Regardless of what you’re into, there is plenty to know about how to discover Jackson. And that’s why we’re here… To help you experience this area we know and love just like we do.

Here are a few local tidbits to help you along your springtime vacation in Jackson Hole:

  • Weather moves in really quickly around here. When you are hiking or out exploring, keep a close eye on the clouds around you and in the surrounding areas. It’s better to cut your adventure a bit short than to be stuck on the top of a mountain in a rain storm.
  • There are several local, award-winning breweries in town. When you stop by, ask the bartender about the beer selections on tap and the characteristics of the brews. Great beer brewing is taken seriously around here so try a few you may not otherwise choose.
  • For breakfast one day, you have to try the Huevos Rancheros at Nora’s Fish Creek Inn. While we are many many miles from Mexico, this plate is a true Jackson staple. Nora’s doesn’t take reservations but the tables turn pretty quickly and the wait is well worth it.
  • If you plan to go into Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks on multiple days, it’s often worth purchasing the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass. For $80, this pass will grant you access to National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges across the country, not just the National Parks around Jackson. Also, U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Reserve and National Guard receive free access to the parks with military ID.
  • Drink a lot of water. At this altitude, you can get very dehydrated in a short amount of time and the repercussions of that can sometimes take days to go away.
  • One of the most incredible ways to see the Tetons is from a boat in a lake that extends to the base of the mountains. It’s an amazing sight, being on the water with towering mountains behind you. Boats can be rented on the various lakes in the area.
  • Don’t touch the wildlife. Ever. They don’t always look so cute and friendly… Trust us.

For more local knowledge, talk to one of us in the local crowd. We love showing visitors what makes Jackson so great!