Sun Valley Travel Guide

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Plan Your Sun Valley Vacation

The small mountain town of Ketchum and the adjacent resort village of Sun Valley, tucked deep in the Rocky Mountain peaks, have unusually large numbers of Cadillacs and fur coats for an Idaho town. As the first destination ski resort in the United States, Sun Valley (and nearby Ketchum) has a posh collection of artists and galleries, gourmet dining, designer shops, and a long-standing Hollywood following. But on the periphery, just outside this small cluster of civilization, is a vast and untamed wilderness rife with adventure. Its famed Nordic skiing, mountain biking, angling, and backpacking has spawned a subculture of ski bums and outdoors fanatics who call this place heaven.

Hotels

Sun Valley Hotels

Fodor's local writers visit every hotel we recommend. Look for our discerning Fodor's Choice picks or search by price and location.

Restaurants

Sun Valley Restaurants

Find the best Sun Valley restaurants in every price category with our top picks.

Things To Do

Things To Do in Sun Valley

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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