While there are countless events to attend in Sun Valley and Ketchum, it’s nice to take a day to simply relax and take a stroll throughout the scenic town. Ketchum is home to so many amazing shops and delicious restaurants, here are just a few suggestions to get you started.
The best way to jump-start the day is with a cup of fresh, hot coffee. Try a Bowl of Soul from the locals favorite coffee shop, Java. More about Java here.
For a full gourmet breakfast, visit The Kneadery, Perry’s, or Christina’s.
Spend a few hours wandering downtown and check out these shops for gifts & souvenirs, or a little something for yourself: The Farmer’s Daughter for charming and fun gifts, Willow Papery for stationary and more and Bellissimo for luxurious home goods. Country Cousins is the spot for Sun Valley souvenirs.
Stop for lunch at one of our favorite spots. Try Johnny G’s Subshack, KB’s (Ketchum Burritos), Wrap City, or Bigwood Bread.
The afternoon can be spent looking for some new sports gear and active wear at Sturtevants, Silver Creek Outfitters, or The Elephant’s Perch. The teens, and anyone young at heart, will love The Board Bin & Girl Street.
A few Unique Shops Not to Miss: The kids are sure to find something to keep them busy at The Toy Store, and Thunderpaws is the place to pick up toys or supplies for your favorite pet. Antique Alley has some rare and interesting finds, as does The Gold Mine Thrift Store. Check out Ketchum Kitchens for all the kitchen tools you never even knew you needed.
There are so many great choices for dinner! Try a seasonal special at The Ketchum Grill, fire-grilled pizzas at Enoteca, The Pioneer for steak and potatoes in a rustic setting, the best fresh-mex in the valley at Despo’s, or a local favorite, Sushi on Second.
Finish your day around town with drinks at Warfield Distillery or The Cellar Pub, and catch some live music at Whiskey Jacques’.
As you spend time in downtown Ketchum, you are sure to find even more shops and cafes to visit. Now that you feel like a local, the only thing left to do is start planning your next trip back to visit again.