Downtown Whitefish is where everything and anything is going on! This is the central hub of this bustling mountain town, featuring shops, restaurants, squares, open eating areas, and much more. We love spending hours and hours here after a long hike, grabbing a coffee here early in the morning, and buying souvenirs for friends back home from local shops. Let’s check out some of the must-see things in downtown Whitefish, MT!
Grab Breakfast in Downtown Whitefish
There are tons of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and bakeries in downtown Whitefish, Montana that are a great way to start your day off on the right foot. We recommend going to Wild Coffee Company to choose from a biscuit sandwich, flaky pastry, buttery croissant, and a super-hot cup of coffee with tons of caffeine!
The Whitefish Dept & Museum is right in the heart of downtown Whitefish, featuring functionality as an Amtrak station, books for sale, donation boxes, local souvenirs, t-shirts and sweatshirts, and little trinkets for you to bring back home.
There are numerous shops, galleries, stores, and stalls that you can frequent to bring back souvenirs in your suitcase, buy a date night outfit, or purchase a book to read during a rare rainy afternoon. We recommend heading to the Bookworks of Whitefish to get a souvenir book, FoR Fine Art to buy a piece of artwork from a gallery, Copperleaf chocolate Co. to taste some sweet and decadent dessert, or the Dick Idol Signature Gallery for one-of-a-kind items.
Purchase Some Outdoor Gear
There is nothing better to do in Whitefish than to go hiking or take a kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or boat out on one of the numerous lakes! Head to the Flyboard of Montana to purchase fly-fishing rods, Glacier Cyclery and Nordic to purchase items for your bike, Lake Day Montana to pick up some last-minute bait, and Sea Me Paddle to get any needed watersport gear.
Last but not least, the downtown Whitefish, Montana area is the home to attractions and entertainment. We love going to the Big Sky Brews Cruise to go on a fun and exciting brewery tour with our friends, Stumptown Art Studio to check out local artists, watch a show at a local Whitefish Performing Arts Center, and see one of the latest flicks at the spacious Alpine Theatre Project.