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things to do

If you're looking the make the most out of your

travels, we have recommendations for things to do

in Missoula, Bozeman, and beyond.

Missoula

Breakfast + Coffee

The Old Post – All-day spot with an outdoor patio and tons of charm

Cambie – One-size-fits-most, great coffee plus small bites and wine & beer on tap

Finn – Located in the Double Tree with great views of the Clark Fork River

Break Espresso – Quaint, cozy spot for good coffee and pastries

Clyde Coffee – Big, bright, hip coffee shop, a local favorite

Drum Coffee – Yet another great atmosphere for good coffee, plus outdoor patio seating

Veera Donuts – A great bake shop with lots of vegan options

Bernice's Bakery – Huge selection of baked goods, great for a quick bite

Black Coffee Roasting Co. – In-house roasters that make a great cup, plus bagged beans to take home with you

Golden Yolk Griddle – Little pick-up breakfast burrito joint, great for on-the-go

Paul's Pancake Parlor – Classic diner breakfasts, great for kids

Lunch  (many also open for dinner!)

Top Hat – Gastropub with outdoor patio, good grub, & a large bar

Conflux Taphouse – Not sure if we like their beer or their food more!

Iron Horse Bar & Grill – Family-friendly sports bar with a large selection of food, accommodates large parties

Taglaire Delicatessen – Gourmet sandwiches & charcuterie options

Green Source – Smoothies, salads, & other light bites

Wally & Buck – Reportedly the best burger in town!

Notorious PIG – Missoula's favorite BBQ spot!

Bridge Pizza – Great for a quick slice

The Camino – Modern Mexican with great cocktails & hip atmosphere

Dinner

Biga Pizza – Wood-fired pizzas in a hip spot, great for groups & families

Saketome – Sushi & Asian cuisine in a funky atmosphere 

Florabella – Modern Italian with a variety of dishes & great dessert

1889 – Classic steakhouse options

Plonk – Beautiful roof-top patio wine bar with up-scale entrées

Dessert & Ice Cream

Big Dipper – Widely-recognized award-winning ice cream, perfect for kids

Sweet Peaks – Hip spot with locally-influenced flavors

Mary's Mountain Cookies – Huge assortment of freshly-baked cookies

Bars, Breweries, & Distilleries

Montgomery Distillery – Rustic vibe with amazing cocktails

Plonk Wine Bar – Huge selection of wine & great cocktails with a rooftop bar

The Old Post – Cozy place packed with charm, perfect for a quick drink & some live music

Stave & Hoop – Speakeasy-style bar with tons of character & a good happy hour

Bayern Brewing – German beer garden with pretzels, sausage, schnitzel, and more

The Dram Shop – Lots of local beer, wine, cider, soda, & kombucha on tap, great for growler fills or flights

Conflux Brewing – Great beers & grub, 'nuff said

OddPitch Brewing – Selection of locally crafted beers with lots of pinball machines & occasional food trucks

Gild Brewing – Lots of arcade games plus good grub & beers

Cranky Sam Public House – Gigantic selection of beer, wine, seltzer, & beyond

Western Cider – Apple grower & cidery with 12 rotating taps & great outdoor seating

Outdoor Recreation & Other Activities

Council Grove State Park – Beautiful remote-feeling spot with the Clark Fork River running through

Blue Mountain Recreation Area – 4,900 acres for all types of outdoor recreation 

The M Trail – Switch-backy trail with great city views from the top

The L Trail & Mt. Jumbo – Several trails with varying difficulty, great city views from the top

Rattlesnake – Perfect for a long hike in the mountains

Missoula River Trail – Paved path that follows along the river in downtown Missoula, great for families

Clark Fork River Float – Lots of ways to enjoy a float and several companies that can you help you plan this!

Saturday Morning Farmer's Market – Downtown and super popular!

Renegade Fly Fishing Outfitters – Comes highly recommended for learning to fly fish or planning a trip out!

Spectrum Discovery Center – Fun, modern space for kids to explore

The Roxy Theater – Classic-style movie theater showing some of the greatest of all time!

Zootown Arts Community Center – Lots of various activities, fun atmosphere, great for kids

Missoula Art Museum – Free art museum open Tuesday thru Saturday

Fort Missoula – Historic museum with restored buildings, good for all ages

Bozeman

Breakfast + Coffee

Wild Crumb – The best place in town for a wide-selection of baked goods & incredible loaves of bread

Main Street Overeasy – Our favorite spot for Montana-inspired diner favorites, with widely-loved cinnamon rolls

The Daily – Great coffee plus grab-and-go options for both breakfast & lunch

Roly Poly Coffee Co. – The newest, funkiest little spot getting a ton of love for their great coffee

Western Cafe – Local favorite serving up American diner classics

Ghost Town Coffee Roasters – In-house roasters with multiple locations, great for a cup or bag of beans!

Cateye Cafe – Quirky & cozy spot for simple, delicious breakfast & lunch options

Vienne Bakery – French pastries & sandwiches with one of the best croissants in town

Rockford Coffee – A great downtown local coffee roaster with a classic coffeehouse atmosphere

Jam! – Contemporary, well-loved spot for brunch classics

Treeline Coffee – Great spot for grabbing a cup of coffee & catching up on emails

On The Rise Bread Co. – Another local favorite for breakfast & lunch baked goods

Wild Joe's – A downtown favorite with lots of coffee drink options, local art, & friendly staff

The Bumble Bean Espresso Barn – A Montana-classic: roadside, drive-up coffee, great for on-the-go

Lunch  (many also open for dinner!)

Fink's Delicatessen – Seriously good homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, & beyond! 

Feed Cafe – Bright, relaxed interior serving up fresh options in a big red barn

Pickle Barrel 

Farmacy – Perfect for a lighter lunch, this vegan restaurant serves up bowls to eat in or have on the go

Storm Castle Cafe – Rustic spot for burgers and sandwiches, plus breakfast options

Backcountry Burger Bar – Locally-sourced, sustainable burger joint with food made from scratch

Burger Bob's Zero-frills burger joint great for fries & a malt shake

Revelry – Locally-sourced, lighter pub fare & plates with a great selection of cocktails, wine, cider, & beer

Dinner

Little Star Diner – Less diner and more extremely cute & cozy eatery with an emphasis on local products

Blackbird – Pasta, wood-fired pizza, & small bites in a cozy, intimate setting

Whistle Pig – A local favorite for casual Korean rice bowls & entrees, with vegan options & a sake menu

Copper – Tavern-vibe whiskey bar & grill, good for a meal or quick drink & a bite

Tanglewood – Grill & taphouse praised for great food, drink, & service

Hachi – Casual Japanese-style pub with sushi & street food options

Plonk – Wine bar with up-scale entrées & craft cocktails, cozy indoor & outdoor seating options

Open Range – Great steaks, sides, & cocktails, good for a celebratory outing

Dessert & Ice Cream

Genuine Ice Cream – Popular shop known for small-batch, handmade ice cream with local seasonal flavors

Sweet Peaks – Hip spot with locally-influenced flavors

Michoacan – Well-loved spot for its Mexican-style ice cream, popsicles, & cookies

Stuffed – Freshly-made crepes & waffles, plus coffee & blended drinks

Bars, Breweries, & Distilleries

Bridger Brewing – A local favorite for their craft brews, pizzas by the slice or pie, plus live music!

Dry Hills Distillery – Local spirits grown, distilled, & bottled in Montana, a great place for groups

Montana Ale Works  Over 40 craft beers on tap plus solid food options, good for families & groups

SHINE – Bold & funky beer "sanctuary" also serving up wraps, burritos, & salads

Hop Lounge – "Beer, chicken, & vinyl" ...

Lockhorn Cider House – Family-owned cidery in a renovated historic farm building, serving a fully-GF menu

Bozeman Taproom & Spirits – Craft beer with rotating taps, American cuisine, plus a roof deck & live music

Tune Up – Speakeasy-style bar at The Armory, a historic hotel in Bozeman, featuring live music 

Sky Shed – Rooftop bar also at The Armory with views of downtown and the mountains beyond

MAP Brewing Co. – Brewery with local food, overlooking Glen Lake & the Bridgers, perfect for a beer outside

Devil's Toboggan – Dark & moody bar with great small bites & an extensive craft cocktail menu

Outlaw Brewing – Tasting room with 16 beers on tap, plus a pool table, foosball table, popcorn, and food trucks

Bozeman Spirits Distillery – Known for their huckleberry vodka, this distillery does both tastings & cocktails

Outdoor Recreation & Other Activities

The M Trail – Switchbacky trail with unbeatable views, different paths & hike lengths, perfect for a packed lunch!

Drinking Horse Trail – One of the most popular trails, offering great views of Bridger Canyon & Gallatin Valley

Sypes Canyon – Shaded forest hiking that follows a creek-fed canyon, choose your own adventure!

Palisade Falls Trail – A one mile out-and-back trail is friendly for all ages and leads to a beautiful waterfall

Hyalite Canyon – One of the most popular recreation areas, perfect for fishing, camping, biking, & beyond

Museum of the Rockies – Known for having the largest collection of North American Dinosaur fossils in the US

Bozeman Art Museum – The only fine arts museum in Bozeman

American Computer & Robotics Museum – Highlights history of computing, communications, robotics, & AI

The Bozeman Bowl – Old-school bowling alley, perfect for families & groups

Bozeman Sculpture Park – A great way to stretch your legs downtown, great for all ages

Bozeman Hot Springs – The natural hot springs in Montana are a popular choice for visitors and locals

Floating on the Madison – Perfect for families, especially if the June weather treats us right!

Fly Fishing – People come from all over the world for Montana's fly fishing – try booking a lesson or guide!

Last Best Comedy – Comedy club with a full bar, open Tuesday thru Saturday

Beyond

One-hour radius from Missoula

Quinn's Hot Springs – Hot spring resort with cabins available to rent

(more to come)

Two-hour radius from Missoula

Glacier National Park – One of the most scenic wilderness spots in the US is just over 2 hours from Missoula

One-hour radius from Bozeman

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park – Limestone cliff Native Americans used for hunting buffalo, plus trails

Fairy Lake – A highly sought-after hiking and camping site

(more to come)

Two-hour radius from Bozeman

Yellowstone National Park – The Montana portion of Yellowstone is roughly 1.5 hrs from Bozeman

Bannack State Park – Abandoned mining town with 60 buildings to explore, plus areas for camping

(more to come)

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