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Feb15

The following article was originally published on visitmonaco.tv on 1/17/18.

Jackson Hole is a magnificent destination for travelers. However, if you only have a limited time to spend in the area, you’ll need to limit your activities to the best that the region has to offer. Here’s your ideal itinerary for a two-day stay in Jackson Hole.

Day One, Morning

Chances are you’ll be coming from the Jackson Hole Airport. Luckily, the city of Jackson is just an 11-minute drive to the south. To the north is Grand Teton National Park and to the east is the National Elk Refuge. If you plan on hitting up all of these destinations, consider booking a hotel near the Jackson Hole Airport, as it’s kind of in the middle of everything.

You’ll probably be starving after you check in, so head into town for a bite to eat. If you’re in the mood for a delicious meal, go to Persephone’s Bakery, which offers a number of healthy breakfast entrees. While you’re in town, you might as well peruse the shops and check out Jackson Town Square, which is a cute little park that features a unique archway crafted entirely of elk antlers.

Staying at hotels near Jackson Town Square is also a good idea, as you’ll be close to everything the city has to offer without needing to go for a drive.

Day One, Afternoon

By this time, you’ll probably be itching to get out in the wild, so make a trip over to the Granite Hot Springs. Here you can ease out the tension of your journey by relaxing in a naturally heated pool tucked away in the Gros Ventre Mountains.

Once you’ve refreshed yourself, you might as well stay outdoors by heading over to the National Elk Refuge. This large piece of land gives the Jackson Elk Herd a safe place to live. In the winter, you can take sleigh rides through the park for an even more relaxing journey.

If you’re ending your day here, consider booking hotels near the National Elk Refuge, as you’ll probably be tuckered out and won’t feel like driving back to town.

Day Two, Morning

For breakfast, get up early and check out Lotus in downtown Jackson, which is an eatery that prides itself on offering organic and healthy options for all diets. With your belly full, head on up to the Grand Teton National Park. Here you can partake in any number of activities, including fishing, hiking, biking, climbing, and more.

Day Two, Afternoon

Don’t tire yourself out too much, as your next stop will be the Grand Targhee Resort. Because it’s tuckered away from the main part of town, it’s a lot less crowded than the famous Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Spend the rest of your day skiing or snowboarding down the monstrous slopes, and then relax all night in your hotel room near the Grand Targhee Resort.

No matter what you decide to do in your short layover, make sure to choose Jackson Hole hotels near what you want to do. This will save on travel time and maximize the amount of fun you can have.

Oct01

This article was originally published by Jason Reynolds on September 27, 2017 on West Port BB

After a big day sightseeing in Baltimore, Maryland, a cheeky cocktail, a glass of wine, or a thirst-quenching ale is what the doctor ordered. For superb beverages served in a vibrant atmosphere, the following four Baltimore bars can’t be beat.

Bookmakers: Elegant Cocktail Bar

Cocktail lovers will be in heaven at Bookmakers. Most of the names will be foreign to you, but put your trust in the bar’s beverage director Ryan Sparks. His signature concoctions such as Lush Livin’, Death Eater, and Hunka Hunka Love are like nothing you’ve tasted before.

Sipping on a cocktail while watching a live band is a wonderful way to spend an evening, but for a real night out, arrive early enough for dinner. Choose from among several small plates to share. Bookmakers is in historic Federal Hill, so if you don’t want to worry about driving, you’re best staying at one of the hotels in South Baltimore.

Alewife: Beer Galore at Gastropub

If you love beer, you’ll love Alewife. This charming gastropub proudly serves 40 tap craft beers and plenty more bottled varieties. The ales are the perfect partner for Alewife’s hearty dishes which include bitterballen and duck fat wings. Alewife is a few blocks from Lexington Market, so any of the hotels near the popular Baltimore marketplace will put you within walking distance of this lively bar.

Gameday Firehouse: Friendly Sports Bar for a Good Cause

As you may expect by its name, Gameday Firehouse is a short walk from the Baltimore Ravens home stadium. Stay at comfortable accommodations near M&T Bank Stadium for easy access to the venue and a few drinks after the big game. You can find places to stay near the B&O Railroad Museum that are a little farther away, but the distance is still easily walkable.

As a sports bar, Gameday Firehouse has a rowdy atmosphere the locals love. The bar opens four hours before every Ravens home game for a massive tailgating party. Enjoy Orange Crush stands, the Bloody Mary Bar, and Bud for only $2. The bar also opens at 5 p.m. every Friday when the Orioles are in town. Proceeds from drinks here benefit the Baltimore Firefighters Widows & Orphans Fund.

Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen + Bar: Celeb Chef’s Casino Bar

After a big win at the tables, there’s no better choice than Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen + Bar, conveniently located inside the Horseshoe Casino. The brainchild of celebrity chef Guy Fieri, this restaurant and bar marries classic American cuisine with diverse beverage options.

The wine list celebrates the best of California. You’ll also find satisfying craft beers, signature cocktails, and nitrogen frozen shots. Enjoy half-off drinks during happy hours between 5 and 7 p.m. every weekday and on Thursday nights from 10 p.m. until midnight. Guest accommodations near Horseshoe Casino are the perfect choice for travelers keen on visiting this lively bar.

When you’re on vacation, while away the hours with a cold alcoholic beverage and some new friends. You’ll find these experiences and more at the above Baltimore bars.

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