Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your early summer escape. You’ll enjoy time on the beach, whether it’s a leisurely stroll on the beach or you’re setting up for a day of basking in the sun and working and your tan or swimming in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico and more. Local Floridians know the best places to enjoy a fun-filled early summer break that includes activities on 30A for young and old, on water or for land lovers.
Whether your trip is just a quick few days or a couple of weeks, you will definitely want to make time to hang out at the beautiful beaches along 30A. Pack the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for fun on land or sea. Sunbathe on the beach or take a walk with loved ones. When the weather’s right you’ll want to take a dip in the Gulf, for a swim or to explore the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. Take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand up paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. You can even gather your group for a horseback ride down the beach.
One of the easiest and most fun activities for your whole group. Fishing is an activity that has no age or skill requirement and can be a full-day or partial day journey. There are several experiences to choose from, including inshore, nearshore, and deep sea fishing. Some charter companies even take you to the flats, inlets, feeder creeks, bayous, and more for fly fishing. They also welcome young anglers and some offer lessons. Cast a line in search of lunch or dinner in the form of redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more. Ask your chosen company about night fishing or add an extra thrill when you go shark fishing.
Snorkel and SCUBA Tours
Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours that extend your nature and wildlife viewing below the shimmering blue and green waters for the Gulf. Get close to bottlenose dolphins, sharks, manatees, rays, sea turtles and a variety of fish species can be seen. Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own.
As one of the most popular activities in the last several years, escape room facilities are popping up all over the country. Rooms are rated by difficulty and even come with age and group size suggestions, so you can choose the right adventure for your group. Enjoy themes like death row break outs, Navy SEALs, and castle escape, and others that will stretch your logic and sleuthing skills. Most escape rooms give you 60 minutes to solve all the clues and break out to win, so quick thinking and teamwork are a must.
Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. and five total places around the world where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. Dune lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water that are brackish and dark-colored due a mix of both salt and freshwater sources. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard for some fun on the water, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.
As spring heads toward summer and the weather heats up, you’ll want to save this activity for the early morning or evening and stay out for a shorter period of time. The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails for hours of outdoor fun. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty of 30A. While you’re out in the wild, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bear, coyotes, deer, and osprey, to name a few.
Early Summer Fun Along 30A
Begin and end every day of your early summer respite in a vacation rental by I Love 30A. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from small condos for a more intimate stay all the way up to five-bedroom single-family homes. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat screen TVs, private pool, and more.
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Once you’ve chosen Whitefish for your early summer fun-filled break, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From laser tag and hiking to learning about the area you chose for your rejuvenating break, there’s plenty to do in the beautiful Montana landscape. While you plan your agenda of fun and exciting activities in Whitefish, don’t forget to book a vacation rental with I Love Whitefish.
Early summer fun means a visit or two to the beach. City Beach, Flathead Lake, Swan Lake, Tally Lake, and Whitefish Lake all offer great opportunities for swimming or lounging on the shore. Some offer paddleboarding and other water sports like jet skiing and boating. If you’re worried about inexperienced swimmers in your group, head to City Beach – the only beach with a lifeguard on duty.
The Whitefish Museum
Spend some time indoors and learn about the place you picked for early summer relaxation. From the outside it may look like a train station, but inside the historic building you’ll find the history of Whitefish. The old town train station is home to the Whitefish Museum and includes lots of railroad paraphernalia and many other displays and exhibits that bring the town’s history to life. Before you enter, you’ll notice the large tree stump outside the main doors, an homage to the city’s former name of “Stumptown” and a reminder to guests and locals alike of the city’s past as a logging town before the railway came through. Explore hands-on exhibits and tap out your own message in Morse Code, and learn about local author Dorothy M. Johnson who wrote classics like “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” and “The Hanging Tree,” among others. Stop by Monday-Sunday 11-3. Admission is free, but a donation to the Whitefish Historical Society is recommended and appreciated.
Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag
A fun, outdoor activity the whole group, laser tag challenges your skills and offers plenty of fun. This local and women-owned business provides laser tag experiences with the added challenge of the obstacles in the great outdoors of Whitefish and the Flathead Valley. The two-hour experience takes place in the heavily wooded areas around the location. You’ll want to come prepared for outdoor battle with closed-toed shoes, long pants no matter what temperature it is outside, and long a sleeve shirt to protect against sun, bugs, and foliage. Don’t wear anything you don’t want to get dirty! COVID-19 precautions include sanitized equipment for each participant and CDC-recommended distancing between staff and players as well as players not from the same group. Call for reservations.
The Whitefish Trail
Gather your family, lace up your hiking shoes, and head just outside of downtown Whitefish. There, you’ll find the Whitefish Trail. Walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and even equestrians follow the trial that winds through over 40 miles of public and private land for an unmatched experience of Whitefish’s natural beauty. It’s made up of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single-track trail, and gated logging roads. Bring your camera, for the views as well as spotting local wildlife in their natural habitat.
Make sure your early summer fun includes a stop at Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Alpine Slide. Imagine yourself as a Winter Olympic athlete in the luge event as you zoom around the track on a wheeled sled. The one-third-mile long track is full of banked turns, dips, a tunnel, and winds under some bridges. You can control the speed with a hand brake, or let the track take you. Children under 48” tall are free but must ride with a paying adult.
Activities in Whitefish in Glacier National Park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s first International Peace Park, a designation earned by the collaborative agreement of the US and Canada in 1932, Glacier National Park is just 27 miles from Whitefish. There you’ll find beautiful scenery, wildlife, hiking trails, and more to keep you busy and give you a long breath of fresh mountain air. See 25 named glaciers and over 1,000 species of plant life on this unforgettable outdoor experience.
Check out the many lakes in the area where you can cast a line and see what’s biting. Rent some gear and wander down to the shoreline on your own, or head out on a guided charter tour. There are many different species of trout, as well as northern pike, smallmouth bass, and others that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner after your outing.
Enjoy a Trip to Whitefish in the Summer
Begin and end every fun-filled day of your early summer stay in a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire group. Relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area, or retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Many units are close to all the fun and excitement you came to experience. You’ll be able to stick to your diet and prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.
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Kick off the summer right with a fun and exciting vacation in a small-town atmosphere. When you choose Whitefish for your Memorial Day getaway, you won’t be short on fun activities to fill your time and keep everyone happy. Whether you want to spend time indoors or outdoors, you’ll find something to fill the bill every day you spend in Whitefish.
The adults of the group will love a stop at Unleashed Winery. They offer a full menu of red, white, and sweet wines made right on the premises. If you’re wondering about the name, it’s a nod to the owner’s roots as an animal care technician and life-long dog lover! Many of the wines even carry dog-themed names. You’ll be able to take part in a wine tasting event complete with locally sourced appetizers to pair with the wines while you listen to live music performed by local artists. Don’t forget to purchase a bottle or two to enjoy during a home-cooked meal at your rental. Please wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
The Whitefish Trail
Enjoy the beautiful Montana scenery on your Memorial Day respite. Gather your group and lace up your hiking shoes and point your compass to just outside of downtown Whitefish. The Whitefish Trail, a community collaborative project with the Whitefish Legacy Partners, offers walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and even equestrians the opportunity to follow the trail that winds through over 40 miles of public and private lands for a unique view of the area. The trail is made up of scenic overlooks, single-track trails, gated logging roads, and loops. Keep an out of for local wildlife in their natural habitat.
The Whitefish Museum
You’d be wrong if you think you need a train ticket to get inside. The Whitefish Museum is housed in what used to serve as the train station of the area. Instead, you’ll step into the history of Whitefish. The museum includes loads of railroad paraphernalia, along with many other displays and exhibits. Make note of the large tree stump outside the museum doors – an homage to the city’s former name of “Stumptown” and a reminder of the city’s past as a logging town before the railroad made its appearance. Tap out a message in Morse Code, or learn about local author Dorothy M. Johnson who wrote classics like “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” and “The Hanging Tree.” The museum is open Monday-Sunday 11-3 and is free, but a donation to the Whitefish Historical Society, the organization that maintains the museum, is appreciated.
Glacier National Park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s first International Peace Park – a designation earned by the collaborative agreement of the US and Canada in 1932, Glacier National Park is only 27 miles from Whitefish. You’ll find beautiful scenery, wildlife, and plenty of hiking trails for a long breath of fresh mountain air, 25 named glaciers, and over 1,000 species of plant life for an unforgettable outdoor experience.
Your Memorial Day adventure may be greeted with cooler temperatures, so splashing around in the waters of Flathead, Swan, Tally, or Whitefish lakes may be something a little further down the list of experiences. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sun and stretch out on the beaches for some sun or a picnic. If you must get in the water, some lakes offer water activities like paddleboarding, jet skiing, swimming, and more. If you plan to swim, City Beach is the only one of these beaches with a lifeguard on duty.
Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag
Take the laser tag fun outdoors in Whitefish. Reserve a two-hour game with Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag, a local and woman-owned business that provides fun and unique laser tag experiences in the great outdoors of Whitefish and the Flathead Valley. Be prepared to maneuver through heavily wooded areas around the location, hiding behind natural obstacles as you try to move undetected to score against your opponents. The staff at Flashpoint recommend coming dressed for battle: closed-toed shoes, long pants, and long sleeve shirt you don’t mind getting dirty to protect against the elements, bugs, and foliage. COVID-19 precautions include sanitized equipment for each participant and CDC-recommended distancing.
Whitefish Memorial Day Memories
Begin and end every fun-filled day of your Memorial Day stay in a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire group. Relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area, or retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Many units are close to all the Memorial Day fun you came to experience. When you’re not out enjoying activities and the mouth-watering tastes of Whitefish, prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for perks like stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.
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Once you’ve chosen Whitefish for your getaway with your sweetheart, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From dancing the night away to enjoying a quiet meal at one of the town’s most popular restaurants, there’s plenty of hot spot fun to be had in the beautiful Montana landscape. While you plan your agenda of fun, pack it with romance and relaxation, but you’ll also want to allow yourself the treat of some of Whitefish’s best date night hot spots.
Casey’s is one of the ultimate places in Whitefish for a good time after the sun goes down. When the season is right, the rooftop bar, known as the Skybar, is available. You’ll catch the beautiful Montana sunset from any seat. Year-round you and your sweetheart can enjoy the main bar, with a full menu of beers on tap, cocktails, liquors and more. While you listen to live music or your favorite songs played by the DJ, enjoy food like wings, burgers, and vegetarian selections. Get out on the dance floor to move to the music, light show, and feel the confetti rain down on you from the confetti cannon. Extended hours on Friday and Saturday night are until 12:30 a.m. Tables are socially distanced, and the venue is limited to 50% capacity. Please wear a mask to enter and whenever you are not seated at a table.
Abruzzo Italian Kitchen
If you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere on your trip to Whitefish, check out Abruzzo Italian Kitchen for some of the best Whitefish dining. A popular place good for a quiet date night. They make all of their pizzas and pastas from scratch by hand. You’ll enjoy Italian favorites like lasagna, spaghetti & meatballs, and seafood pasta. If pizza is what you crave, they have several kinds of wood fired pizzas to choose from, including traditional pepperoni, mushroom bianca, topped with mixed mushrooms, fontina, mozzarella, sage, olive oil, and garlic, the margherita, and more. Ask about gluten-free pizza options. The restaurant is currently operating at 50% capacity for dine-in service, with only six guests at a table. Please wear a mask when entering the facility and any other time you are not at your table.
A great way to start date night, Unleashed Winery offers a variety of red, white, and sweet wine, made right on the premises. Many of the wines carry dog-themed names, a nod to the owner’s roots as an animal care technician and life-long dog lover. Take part in a wine tasting event complete with locally sourced appetizers to pair with the wines or purchase a bottle or two for home-cooked meals at your rental. In addition to tastings, they often have live music from local artists. Please wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
Latitude 48 Bistro
Latitude 48 is located in Whitefish and boasts a menu full of artful fusion of traditional and contemporary dishes. They offer tasty bites like Malaysian shrimp, Korean fried cauliflower, and New York Strip steak. If you’re in the mood for creative pizza offerings, try the “polpetta,” topped with elk meatballs, bell peppers, red sauce, mozzarella, and basil or the “fungo” topped with mushrooms, goat cheese, and truffle oil. Add one of their crisp wines or inventive cocktails for a culinary experience you won’t forget.
Whitefish Dining at the Red Room Lounge
Located in the downstairs area of Latitude 48, the Red Room Lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a drink after a busy day of skiing or enjoying a Montana summer. Go for something you know like an Old-Fashioned or try their Latitude 48, a mix of vodka, olive juice, fresh thyme, gorgonzola, prosciutto, and garlic-stuffed olives. Enjoy an extensive wine list, with offerings from Washington state, California, and Oregon, and around the world from places like Australia, France, Italy, and Germany.
Enjoy an Intimate Getaway to Whitefish
Begin and end every fun-filled day of your stay in a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units for a spacious yet intimate stay, all the way up to five-bedroom units to accommodate a couples’ trip with friends. Relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area or retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Many units are close to all of the hot spot fun you came to experience. Stick to your diet and prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen when you’re not out enjoying an amazing meal. You can even choose a premium unit for stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.
Contact us today to start planning your Whitefish hotspot hopping getaway!
Once you’ve chosen a Whitefish getaway for your family fun-filled break, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From laser tag to hiking to learning about the area you chose for R&R, there’s plenty to do in the beautiful Montana landscape. While you plan your agenda of family fun, don’t forget to book a vacation rental with I Love Whitefish.
The Whitefish Trail
Gather the family and lace up your hiking shoes. Just outside of downtown Whitefish you’ll find the Whitefish Trail. Walkers, runners, hikers, bikers and even equestrians follow the trial that winds through over 40 miles of public and private lands. It’s made up of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single-track trail, and gated logging roads. See local wildlife in their natural habitat. The trail is the result of a community collaborative project with the Whitefish Legacy Partners.
The Whitefish Museum
From the outside it looks like a train station, but the historic building no longer serves that function. Instead, you can step inside to the history of Whitefish. The Whitefish Museum includes lots of railroad paraphernalia, and many other displays and exhibits. See the large tree stump outside the museum doors – an homage to the city’s former name of “Stumptown” and a reminder of the city’s past as logging town before the railroad made its way through town. You can tap out a message in Morse Code, and learn about local author Dorothy M. Johnson who wrote classics like “The Hanging Tree” and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” The museum is open Monday-Sunday 11-3 and is free, but a donation to the Whitefish Historical Society, the organization that maintains the museum, is recommended.
Beaches On Your Whitefish Getaway
If your visit to Whitefish comes during the warmer months, make sure to stop by the beaches. Flathead Lake, Swan Lake, Tally Lake, and Whitefish Lake and City Beach all offer great swimming. Some may even offer paddle boarding, jet skiing, or other water sports. If you’re not there for the water, lay out on the beach and get some Vitamin D or have a picnic. Keep in mind that if you plan to swim, City Beach is the only one of these beaches with a lifeguard on duty.
Whitefish Mountain Resort is home to an Alpine Slide. Imagine yourself a Winter Olympic athlete in the luge event as you zoom around the track on a wheeled sled. It’s a one-third mile track full of banked turns, dips, a tunnel, and winds under some bridges too. Control the speed with the sled’s hand brake, or let the track take you. Children under 48” tall are free but must ride with a paying adult.
Stumptown Ice Den
Located in Whitefish, the Stumptown Ice Den is a year-round facility offering year-round ice activities. Check their calendar for days and times when public skating is available. Admission rates are low, including free entrance for children five and under. Skate rentals are also available. There are no reservations necessary before showing up, but space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.
There are many lakes in the area where you can cast a line and see what’s biting. Fishing is a simple activity the whole family can do and enjoy together. Rent some gear and wander down to the shoreline on your own, or head out on a guided charter. There are many different species of trout, as well as norther pike, smallmouth bass, and many more that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner after your excursion.
Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag
fun for the whole family, outdoor experience. This local and women-owned business provides fun laser tag experiences in the great outdoors of Whitefish and the Flathead Valley. The two-hour experience takes place in the heavily wooded areas around the location, which include plenty of natural obstacles. Come prepared for outdoor battle with closed-toed shoes, long pants, and long a sleeve shirt to protect against sun, bugs, and foliage. Don’t wear anything you don’t want to get dirty! COVID-19 precautions include sanitized equipment for each participant and CDC-recommended distancing. Call for reservations.
Fun with the Family in Montana
Begin and end every fun-filled day of your family’s stay in a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units, so you’ll find something to fit your entire family. Relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area or retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Many units are close to all the family fun you came to experience. Stick to your diet and prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.
Contact us today to start planning your family’s Whitefish getaway!
Once you’ve chosen Whitefish for your winter break, you won’t be short on activities to fill your time. From skiing and snowboarding to dog sledding or snowshoeing, there’s plenty to do when the snow blankets the beautiful Montana landscape. Before you head out, or any time you need to warm up or refuel, there’s Whitefish restaurants serving a hot meal to keep you warm.
Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill
Don’t let the name fool you, the Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill has great breakfast selections to warm you up for the day ahead during your Whitefish winter getaway. With breakfast staples like French toast, buttermilk pancakes, and biscuits and gravy, you’ll find something to warm you up and get you going. Try their “Stampede Ham Steak” – a grilled seven-ounce bone-in ham steak, served with two eggs, hash browns, and toast – or the classic breakfast combo with two eggs, which has browns, toast, and your choice of meats. Try their Denver omelet, or the Higgins scramble with caramelized onions, spinach, diced tomatoes, and Swiss cheese or go for one of their specialty buffalo pies, the first items they served over 40 years ago. Try the original, a thick-cut slice of ham, two poached eggs, and cheese, or one of their specials like Leslie’s – grilled fresh veggies, poached eggs, and cheese, or Big Don’s – a spicy sausage patty, pepper jack cheese, and eggs. There’s even a kids’ menu with kid-size portions for smaller bellies. The restaurant is currently operating at 50% capacity. Please wear a mask to enter the restaurant and any time you are not at your table. Carryout is available.
Whitefish Restaurants: Abruzzo Italian Kitchen
If you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine to warm you up on your trip to Whitefish, check out Abruzzo Italian Kitchen. They make all of their pizzas and pasta by hand, from scratch. Try their lasagna, packed with Italian sausage, tomato passata, and mozzarella, traditional spaghetti & meatballs, or the seafood pasta, brimming with shrimp, crab, cauliflower puree, white wine, and uni butter. If pizza is what you crave, they have several kinds of wood-fired pizzas to choose from. There’s the traditional pepperoni – pepperoni, mozzarella, and San Marzano tomato sauce, the mushroom Bianca, topped with mixed mushrooms, fontina, mozzarella, sage, olive oil, and garlic, or the Margherita – mozzarella, basil, and red sauce. Ask about gluten-free pizza options. The restaurant is currently operating at 50% capacity for dine-in service, with only six guests at a table. Please wear a mask when entering the facility and any other time you are not at your table. Carryout is available.
Located in downtown Whitefish and “sister restaurant” to Abruzzo, Tupelo serves authentic southern U.S. dishes. Whet your appetite for the meal to come with starts like southern bayou catfish – cornmeal-crusted catfish strips with a spicy southern remoulade, or fried green tomatoes accompanied by the crab, creole meunier, and remoulade. Warm-up with French onion soup or their Tupelo gumbo made with chicken and andouille sausage. Opt for something from the “Tried & True” menu like low country shrimp & girts – jumbo shrimp, cheddar grit cake, tasso ham, and sherry cream, or Cajun penne pasta – served with chicken, andouille sausage, and cilantro cream. Try their zydeco combo – shrimp and crawfish cake, crawfish etouffee, fried catfish, grilled shrimp, and jambalaya. Fill up and warm up with the eight-ounce bison filet bathed in a maple chili marinade and accompanied with broccolini, jalapeno, and cheddar grits, or the elk meatloaf, complete with huckleberry demi-glace, roasted garlic whipped potatoes, and crispy onion rings. The restaurant is currently operating at 50%. Guests are being asked to wear masks when not seated at the table. Carryout is available.
Casey’s of Whitefish
Warm-up with a visit to Casey’s of Whitefish. Start your meal with the soup of the day or their famed elk chili – topped with green onions, sour cream, mild cheddar, and jack cheese. Try a “pub favorite” like classic grilled cheese made with mild cheddar and havarti on sourdough bread, or one of their Montana burgers like the Hell Fire – a ½ pound of Montana beef patty topped with pepper jack cheesy, crispy fried onions, and chipotle aioli, or the Big Sky Blue with caramelized onions, house five-spice sauce and blue cheese crumbles. Warm-up with soul-warming smoked BBQ brisket, or their stuffed meatloaf – Montana beef meatloaf stuffed with mushrooms, onions, bacon, and mozzarella and served with fries and seasonal vegetables. The restaurant is currently operating at 50%. Guests are being asked to wear masks when not seated at the table. Carryout is available.
Warm Winter Meals in Montana
Begin and end every fun-filled day of your winter stay in a vacation rental by I Love Whitefish. We offer three-bedroom units, all the way up to five-bedroom units. You’ll find something to fit your entire group. Relax and spread out in the open floor plan living area, or retreat to the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. Many of our units are ski-in/ski-out, and close to slopes and chair lifts. Warm-up takeout from one of the local restaurants or prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Choose a premium unit for stainless steel appliances, flat-screen TVs, and decadent bathrooms.
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While the year 2020 started out with good intentions, it quickly became clear that for many of us, it would be an experience like none we’d had before. As Covid-19 found its way onto the global scene, people across the globe saw their lives turned upside down. Between offices closing and schools moving online to the travel plans canceled and loved ones needing to be apart to stay safe, it was a year that left an unprecedented amount of stress in its wake.
That being said, it’s fair to say that everyone is looking forward to leaving this year behind and focusing on the hope and possibilities of 2021. When you’re ready to get out of quarantine and into a destination where you can ring in the new year with the excitement, scenery, and fresh air you’ve been craving, Whitefish, Montana has the best of it all! While you might not be up for crowded events yet, the following are a few great options when you’re looking to ring in the New Year with a touch of outdoor Whitefish style.
Snowmobile Your Way Through a Holiday
When your idea of an ideal New Year’s enjoyed far from home comes with thrilling speed and winter wonderland style, then snowmobiling in Whitefish is a must. This destination is loved by snowmobiling enthusiasts for the dynamic terrain that’s set out by nature to be explored. While Whitefish hosts a wide variety of meticulously maintained trails to enjoy, those that run through Glacier National Park often prove completely irresistible this New Years in Whitefish!
Try Snowshoeing This New Years in Whitefish
Of course, if your vision of a New Year’s holiday enjoyed in Whitefish comes together at a more leisurely pace, that’s fine too! Snowshoeing is a wonderful option when you’re looking to make the most of the scenery but could do without the adrenaline-pumping moments involved. Those that love to photograph winter landscapes will also find this activity gives them additional access to areas that would otherwise be tricky to reach in the snow. Plan on spending some time snowshoeing if you’re traveling with little ones as this is a great activity for the entire family that burns some excess energy too.
Fat Tire Biking
It’s easy to assume that biking is reserved for warmer months, but in Whitefish over New Year’s, fat tire biking is a popular activity worth trying out! These specialized bikes are designed to be able to handle rough and snowy terrain, opening up the trails for guests in a way they might not have previously imagined! There are several local companies that will rent fat tire bikes by the hour or by the day. If you know you’ll be in town longer, there are multi-day packages available as well.
Ski Whitefish Mountain Resort
When you’re the type of holiday traveler that can’t even fathom a winter escape without time on the slopes, there’s plenty of downhill fun to be found over New Year’s at Whitefish Mountain Resort. This inviting and exciting destination is great whether you’ve been skiing your entire life or are entirely new to the sport. Lessons are readily available for those that could use some instruction or a refresher while the slopes at this resort provide a variety of difficulty levels to enjoy. Learn something new or test the skills you already have when the fresh powder falls in Whitefish by putting Whitefish Mountain Resort on your holiday radar.
Enjoy Downtown Shopping Fun
It’s simple to get caught up in the beauty of the great outdoors when you’re in Whitefish over New Year’s, but those looking to balance out their experience with some in-town fun will find downtown Whitefish a fun holiday place to explore. You’re likely to encounter plenty of dazzling holiday lights in this area as well as a collection of shops and restaurants to check out. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect souvenir or just looking for a cozy place to enjoy something savory, both are available to you in this area.
Give Ice Fishing a Go
Whitefish is a destination filled with scenic waterways and when streams, lakes, and rivers sufficiently freeze over towards late December and early January, New Year’s travelers might just find it’s the perfect opportunity to try their hand at ice fishing. Grab your gear and bundle up for a day of fun on the ice. Ice anglers who decide to give this a try will, with any luck, likely reel in anything from lake trout to rainbow trout.
Settle into Whitefish in Style
When you’re ready to enjoy the fun and beauty of Whitefish, Montana, the team at Whitefish Rentals has the vacation accommodations you need to elevate the experience from start to finish. Reach out today to learn more about our diverse lineup of properties and to begin planning your next trip!
When planning a trip to Whitefish, Montana, it’s highly likely that the itinerary will be packed with options for outdoor adventure. This oasis of scenic beauty is a place where visitors travel from near and far to enjoy time in and around thrilling mountain peaks and valleys with origins stretching back to ancient glaciers. Whether you’re drawn this direction in the name of hiking, biking, time on the water, or time savoring the flavors downtown, there’s no reason your trip can’t include educational stops that bring the moments to life with insightful style.
If you happen to be traveling this way with a heart that longs to learn more about the destination you’ve come to explore, or you’re traveling with little ones participating in online learning, the wonderful truth is…Whitefish is your classroom! Exciting, dynamic, and rich in history, Whitefish is a wonderful place to enjoy an educational journey and the following are just a few of the many stops that are sure to inspire the mind and imagination while you’re here on your journey to Whitefish.
Stumptown Historical Museum
When history has a way of getting your blood pumping, and neurons firing, you’ll want to begin your educational journey in Whitefish at the Stumptown Historical Museum. Located at 500 Depot Street #101, this insightful stop is operated by the area’s historical society which was first established in 1982. Built into a restored Whitefish Railway Depot, this museum is a place where the architecture itself has a story to tell and the displays and exhibits within are a wonderful chance to bring Montana’s history to life. The story of this long-loved railroad town is told through photographs, artifacts, and digital media at the Stumptown Historical Museum, making it an interesting and interactive place for visitors of all ages.
Ski Heritage Center
The mountains are a bold and beautiful part of the Whitefish landscape as well as the ideal place for downhill enthusiasts to work on their skills and savor time in the open air doing what they love most. Whitefish has long been a popular ski destination—so much so that there’s an entire heritage center dedicated to informing locals and visitors about the history and culture of the sport in this area! Those looking to pair their day of downhill fun with a closer look at how it came to be so popular here will find the Ski Heritage Center to be an educational delight! Situated at 725 Wisconsin Avenue, this heritage center is run by the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation and includes exhibits and displays highlight the history of skiing in Whitefish dating back to the 1930s. Complete with photos, a replica ski cabin, footage of famous area skiers, and even a hall of fame, this stop promises to be as inspiring as it is insightful.
Whitefish is generally known and loved for its incredible outdoor appeal, but the area’s history also lends itself to a story of architectural intrigue. This facet of a Whitefish adventure is one that’s sure to fascinate those with an interest in era-specific techniques and takes on building structures in Montana’s challenging terrain. Sitting just 15 minutes away from Whitefish in nearby Kalispell is a destination known as the Conrad Mansion which is a must for those looking to expand on their educational journey in this direction. Found at 330 Woodland Avenue, the Conrad Mansion was originally built in 1895. Since that time, it’s undergone a full restoration process and today is open to visitors looking to enjoy an educational tour led by a guide dressed in full period apparel! Learn more about the lives of Montana pioneers as you tour the home’s many sprawling rooms and the gardens outdoors. Tours are hosted Tuesday through Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm by appointment only.
Les Mason State Park Bird Watching
On your journey to Whitefish, adrenaline-pumping adventures are easy to find and enjoy, sometimes it’s quiet moments of observation in scenic surroundings that can teach visitors the most. Whitefish is a popular destination amongst bird watchers who find the area to be an oasis of potential when it comes to observing a variety of species in their natural habitat. One of the best places to learn about birds through observation and admiration is Les Mason State Park. Accessed at 2650 E. Lakeshore Drive, Les Mason State Park sits on the east shore of Whitefish Lake and covers 8 acres of land in total. Birds can be spotted from the beach or one of the many walking trails that wind through this area. Guests will want to keep their eyes open for everything from sandhill cranes, American avocets, and black-necked stilts to spotted sandpipers, and killdeer.
Adventure and Education Awaits On Your Journey to Whitewish
Whether you’re in town for the outdoor fun, the education, or a combination of it all, the team at Whitefish Rentals has the accommodations you’ll need to enjoy your trip from start to finish. Let us help you get settled into the comfort and luxury you deserve while keeping you close to those places you want to explore. Reach out today to learn more and to begin planning your next Montana adventure.
As the summer temperatures begin to descend into the cooler fall digits and larger crowds of travelers begin to disappear, autumn opens up with potential of all kinds in Whitefish, Montana. This scenic destination has long been a favorite amongst outdoor adventurers and as the colors begin to change, it’s an even more appealing locale for those that have a heart for the great outdoors. Whether you’re one for seeking amazing fall hues, can’t wait to get out on the trails, or enjoy finding innovative routes to discovery, Whitefish promises to be a place where there’s a little something for everyone. When you’re in the process of planning a fun fall getaway this direction, don’t forget to add the following to your itinerary, visit Whitefish and make the most of the scenery and overall experience!
Enjoy a Fall Foliage Hike or Drive
By late September, the temperature is dropping comfortably in Whitefish while the sun is shining endlessly. With averages lingering around the high 60s and low 70s and blue skies abounding, Whitefish is the ultimate fall foliage hunter’s destination. The lush terrain that makes up this area is dotted with Tamarak and Aspens which are notoriously beautiful when their leaves change. Golds, oranges, and reds blanket the landscape between September and October making for sensational views on hikes or drives. For a comprehensive view of the fall foliage in this area, consider planning a drive through the Kootenai National Forest for fantastic and colorful sights.
Bike the Trails
Mountain biking is a popular and worthwhile activity to partake in during a trip to your fall getaway to Whitefish and perhaps never more so than in the beautiful fall season. Make the most of time on the trails this autumn by enjoying Swift Creek Trail on two wheels. Accessible at 320 Delrey Road, this short, yet challenging route comes complete with forested surroundings that lead to a gentle creek stop that doubles as a turnaround point. Bring water and a camera as this trail tends to encourage cyclists to stop once or twice and capture the view.
Get Out on the Water
Fall is the season for fantastic fishing in Whitefish, Montana, and with a landscape complete with rivers, streams, and lakes, there’s no shortage of options for those looking to get out on the water and cast a line. Whether you stick to scouring the rivers or make the most of time in the middle of Whitefish Lake, this area is known for its northern pike, yellow perch, and varying species of trout including lake, bull, cutthroat, and rainbow trout. It’s not uncommon for catches over 20 pounds to take place during this season, which is often reason enough for anglers to try their luck on the water.
Take advantage of the wonderful weather and minimal crowds by hitting the greens during your fall getaway to Whitefish. The dynamic terrain and inspiring views make time on the golf course not only fun but challenging. This area is home to a variety of courses that visitors can pick and choose from depending on their skill level and how many others they’re traveling with. Whether you land on Iron Horse Golf Club, Whitefish Lake Golf Club, or Meadow Lake Golf Course, you’ll be faced with an afternoon of fun surrounded by beautiful scenery too.
Hit the Trails on Horseback
There’s something wonderfully inspiring about taking to the trails of Whitefish on horseback, especially when the air is fresh and the colors are changing. Make the most of the scenery during your autumn visit by booking a trail ride with the team at Bar W Guest Ranch. 2 hour trail rides are available daily with a 7-day advance booking for guests 7 years of age and older. These refreshing rides are a great way to savor the Montana landscape alongside a knowledgeable guide at a leisurely pace. Those looking for more can consider booking a half-day ride on a Sunday for even more in-depth time in the great outdoors. There’s no need to be an expert on horseback prior to riding as each adventure begins with an introduction to the basics. The ride won’t begin until everyone in your group is comfortable with the process.
Enjoy a Scenic Overview
Savoring views of the mountain peaks is wonderful in fall, especially from the vantage point of the Whitefish Mountain Resort ski lift or gondola. As you ride to the summit in style, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of Whitefish Lake, Flathead Valley, and Glacier National Park. Don’t forget your camera for this incredible moment!
Visit Whitefish in the Fall
No matter what season brings you to Whitefish, Montana our team is here to make sure you have the comfortable, stylish, and convenient accommodations to match! Contact us today to learn more about our property options and to begin planning your next Montana adventure.
In the professional workplace, it’s common practice for vacation to be approached as regulated time set aside for employees to leave their daily responsibilities behind and enjoy time away from the office. In fact, it’s commonplace for many employees to plan out their vacations a year in advance, just to make sure work and life don’t collide in unexpected ways. While this standard has found its way into many professional environments over the years and has become an expectation for employees, the year 2020 has found a way to turn those expectations upside down.
As COVID-19 made its way onto the global scene, the concept of work and life balance was nearly instantaneously changed. As offices began to shut down within a matter of weeks, employees found themselves quickly turning homes into not only personal makeshift offices, but very often at-home schools as well. Stress levels were precariously balanced as employees searched for routes to creating a space in the home where work could get done well, children could still play and education still had a primary seat at the table too. Saying it’s been challenging is an understatement and unfortunately, travel has taken a back seat to more pressing matters over the course of the year so far.
As the initial shock of these changes wears off, it’s important to look for the bright spots within the chaos. For those that are now working remotely, it can be easy to overlook the fact that working through technology opens up the option of truly working from anywhere at all! If home is becoming a bit too small and a new vantage point and perspective would go a long way towards helping you be productive, perhaps planning a vacation where work comes with
you is the way to go.
Setting your sights on a vacation destination that inspires doesn’t have to be a thing of the past. Instead, vacation in 2020 can become a combined work and escape effort where remote employees book into vacation rentals that are equipped for work productivity and keep them close to the fun of a vacation as well! If you’re ready to hit the road without sacrificing your professional goals, consider booking a stay in a Whitefish vacation rental this year and let nature guide the way to incredible moments while checking off those work to-do lists as well.
Book a Fun and Productive Whitefish Vacation
There’s something to be said about a place where dynamic scenery and options for outdoor adventure are as easy to achieve as moments of productive work and Whitefish, Montana brings the best of it all. Guests who book into a welcoming vacation rental with the help of the team at Whitefish Rentals will enjoy a stay that offers up comfortable furnishings, convenient locations, and stunning views that make for a motivating workplace away from home. Many of our properties are seamlessly designed with access to Wi-Fi and high-speed internet services in combination with incredible locations. This pairing makes your workday fly by and options for fun always sitting just outside your front door. When you’re booked for a video conference or two, book a stay that includes access to large flat-screen televisions and stream your conferences with ease. Hoping to keep up with those well-deserved coffee breaks? Many of our properties are finished with fully equipped kitchens complete with modern appliances, offering up the perfect, savory solution.
Let Luxury Define Your Remote Working Experience
While the essential work requirements are important, half the fun of a vacation that provides for a place to work remotely as well lies in the luxurious details. When you book into one of our Whitefish rentals, guests will find they have options to enjoy a stay that includes access to spectacular views, tasteful furnishings, plush bedroom features, indoor fireplaces and much more! Create the stay that speaks to your personal sense of travel style while
enjoying access to outdoor fun just steps from your home away from home.
Exploring the Best of Whitefish
For the outdoor enthusiast, Whitefish, Montana is truly a small piece of paradise designed by Mother Nature to be explored and enjoyed. Situated next to Glacier National Park, a trip to Whitefish is bound to be filled with options to get out and enjoy time on lakes, exploring rugged peaks and of course admiring the view from the rim of glacier-cut valleys. Whitefish Mountain Resort is a popular destination for those that crave time exploring trails by mountain bike and the diversity of this landscape offers up much in the way of wildlife viewing.
Put a Positive Spin on 2020
This year has been a struggle across the map for those looking to establish a new sense of balance. However, with every difficulty comes an opportunity to create something exciting and when you book into a Whitefish rental, the possibilities are endless. Work from a home away from home that incorporates comfort and style without having to sacrifice that getaway you’ve been looking forward to. Contact our team of property professionals today to learn more about our many area options and how we can help you plan the ultimate Whitefish vacation that lets you bring work with you as well.