- Jenny Lake: If you don't have time to hit any other spot in Grand Teton National Park, go here. It's an absolutely stunning mountain lake that's always peaceful and quiet. It's also one of my mom's favorite places, so I went here frequently as a kid and always think of her when I'm there.
- Mormon Row: I had actually never heard of this place (which is odd, as I grew up 90 minutes away from here) until this trip, but it's this old settlement right at the base of the Tetons that includes the most photographed barn of the West (the one I included at the top of this post). Technically, it's not actually part of the park, but it's about a mile away.
From St. Anthony, Idaho, take Hwy 33 east to Jackson, Wyo., (over the Teton Pass). In Jackson, turn left on Broadway, then left on North Cache Street and follow that road to the park entrance. If you don't want to travel over the steep mountain pass -- which does close during the winter occasionally -- you can also take a longer route that's equally as scenic.