Kick-off the summer right with a fun and exciting vacation in a Montana small-town atmosphere. When you point your compass toward a Whitefish 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.
Your Memorial Day adventure may be greeted with cooler temperatures, but that shouldn’t stop a day at the beach. While splashing around in the waters of Flathead, Swan, Tally, or Whitefish lakes maybe 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. Enjoy a walk on the beach or watch the kids play. If you get in the water, some lakes offer activities like paddleboarding, jet skiing, swimming, and more. If you plan to swim, City Beach is the only beach with a lifeguard on duty.
Glacier National Park is just 27 miles from Whitefish and the perfect place for a day in the sun. The park is 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. This Memorial Day, you’ll want to explore and marvel at the beautiful scenery, wildlife, and more. Plenty of hiking trails offers pathways to a long breath of fresh mountain air, 25 named glaciers, and over 1,000 species of plant life for an unforgettable outdoor experience.
Take the fun of laser tag outdoors in Whitefish. Reserve a two-hour game with Flashpoint Outdoor Laser Tag for a unique Memorial Day vacation adventure. The local and woman-owned business provides a fun and unique laser tag experiences in the great outdoors of Whitefish and the surrounding Flathead Valley. Be prepared to maneuver through heavily wooded areas around the company’s location, hiding behind natural obstacles as you try to move undetected and score against your opponents. The staff at Flashpoint recommend coming dressed for outdoor battle: closed-toed shoes, long pants, and long sleeve shirts you don’t mind getting dirty to protect against the elements, bugs, and foliage are recommended. COVID-19 precautions include sanitized equipment for each participant and CDC-recommended distancing.
Enjoy the beautiful Montana scenery on your Memorial Day respite. Gather your loved ones, lace up your hiking shoes, and point your compass to just outside of downtown Whitefish. The Whitefish Trail is a community collaborative project with the Whitefish Legacy Partners that offers walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and even equestrians the opportunity to get outdoors. Follow the trail that winds through over 40 miles of public and private lands for a unique view of the area and is full of scenic overlooks, single-track trails, gated logging roads, and loops. Keep an out for local wildlife in their natural habitat.
You’d be wrong if you think you need a train ticket for this experience. The Whitefish Museum is housed in what used to be the train station in the area. Instead, you’ll step into the history of Whitefish. The museum includes lots of railroad paraphernalia, along with many other displays and exhibits reflecting Whitefish’s past. 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. 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”. Visit Monday-Sunday 11 AM-3 PM. Admission is free, but a donation to the Whitefish Historical Society, the organization that maintains the museum, is appreciated.
The adults of the group will love a stop at Unleashed Winery. Their full menu of red, white, and sweet wines which is made right on the premises. The name is a nod to the owner’s roots as an animal care technician and life-long dog lover! Many 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!
Begin and end every fun-filled day of your Memorial Day stay in a vacation rental provided by I Love Whitefish. Choose from three-bedroom units all the way up to five-bedroom units and find the property that fits your group perfectly. 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 more.
Contact us today to start planning your Whitefish Memorial Day getaway!