Best Times to Visit Whitefish

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There is no bad time to visit Whitefish. One of the reasons why we love Whitefish for vacation any time of the year is that you can always find something to do for yourself as a solo traveler, with your partner, with a group of friends, or with your family. We think that Whitefish is beautiful all throughout the year for doing outdoor activities, shopping in the downtown area, going to numerous restaurants, and checking out the cultural scene. Below are some of the best times to visit Whitefish!


The fall is one of the best times to visit Whitefish, Montana if you’re interested in outdoor activities, fewer crowds, eye-catching nature, and great deals on accommodation options. The fall, between late August and early October, sees a change in the leaves, drop in temperatures, and less crowds on hiking trails.

We love this time to come to Whitefish to head out on one of the nearby peak trails, like the Lion Mountain Trail, Danny on National Recreation Trail, or Whitefish Valley Lookout, without worrying about being overcrowded with other tourists. During the early fall, you can also still head out on the lake via boat or by paddleboard to get in some exercise and take a dip in the refreshing water. We also think that the fall is the ideal time to come here if you enjoy other sports, like mountain biking, fishing, and bird watching.


The winter is a fun time for you to visit Whitefish, Montana! Although people may avoid coming during the winter due to potential heavy snowfall and cold temperatures, we love the winter months, between November and January, for snow-based activities, incredible scenery, and yummy food. Head to the Whitefish Lake Restaurant for a hot dinner after a long day of being outside. You can also head to the Amazing Crepes for a yummy and hot breakfast of savory or sweet crepes before heading out in the fresh powder. Whitefish is home to numerous trails that you can use for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter months, providing you with a unique perspective of the snow-capped trees and wildlife.

Summer is One of the Best Times to Visit Whitefish

Summer is arguably the most popular time to head to Whitefish – and for good reason! If you are on vacation during the summer, between May and August, for summer vacation or business break, then you might feel that Whitefish is your ideal gateway. We love heading here to enjoy watersports, sipping on some ice-cold beer from one of the many bars or breweries, and tanning during the long sunny days. Talk about relaxing! If you are traveling with the whole family, see our entire Airbnb rentals in Whitefish, and if you are traveling with a loved one check out our private rentals!

Reach out today to learn about our Whitefish vacation rentals and plan your next adventure!

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