In order to really appreciate and understand different cultures, traveling is essential; being introduced to different cultures helps you appreciate your own. “Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.” – Simon Raven
Jackson, Wyoming is Located 82 miles from BYU-Idaho, a short trip definitely worth taking! I went back to my elementary school days and got to take a field trip with my writing class a couple weeks back. Jackson is known for its ski resort, its beautiful views, eclectic culture and history, plus it showcases some pretty amazing food! I wanted to share a few of the things that I saw and experienced. You can’t pass these up when traveling to Jackson! (Because the trip is a must)
First Stop: Persephone Bakery- Breakfast/Brunch
I had to privilege of meeting with Ali Cohen, the owner of Persephone Bakery, and interviewing her about her fabulous life as a restaurant owner, wife, and avid skier. I walked into Persephone and was greeted immediately by happy employees. I felt as if I could have been anywhere in the world, as Ali said, she wants people to feel as if they are in the city or the country or a little café in France and that they are taken out of the busy world that they live in. It’s a great place to get a bite to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. If you want you can even leave a note on their note wall! The food was DIVINE. I suggest the grilled cheese sandwich and the homemade s’mores. Ali says that the egg sandwich is the most popular item on the menu, and also suggest the grilled cheese sandwich. She says that the best thing about her job is meeting so many amazing people, her employees are her family and everyone in town is her friend. This place is a definite MUST when in Jackson.
Some other great bakeries for a quick bite to eat are:
Chocolate Cheesecake Muffin + Pumpkin bagel with Berry cream cheese
There is lots of great shopping in the town square from homemade goods to clothing boutiques to book stores and furniture. I loved looking through Altitude and make sure you stop by ROAM, they just opened their shop and it’s the cutest. I couldn’t help but enjoy the atmosphere of Jackson.. and to top it all off, I experienced the first snow fall of the year. Bring out the winter clothes and cue hibernation.
After taking a stroll through the town, browsing through shops and grabbing some great food, stop by the Moulton barn, one of the most famous and photographed barns in the world. On a good day you can see the Teton Mountain Range in the background. Make sure to spend some time at Jenny Lake in the Grand Teton National Park as well for some breathtaking views. If you’re looking for an inexpensive dinner or lunch to share, go to Pizza Caldera. All in all, Jackson is such a friendly town that has so much personality to offer. So, take a road trip and let us know about your journey to Jackson!
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