Are you the type of traveler who loves to pick out unique souvenirs? If you love to shop, whether to help solidify memories of a great trip or just to connect with the local culture of your destination, Whitefish is a great place to be! Read on to see our favorite spots for shopping in Whitefish, Montana!

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The Montana Scene

The Montana Scene is one of the top spots for purchasing outdoor accessories, gear, and clothing for your next big adventure. This outdoor and adventure store offers clothing for ladies, unisex, kids, hats and accessories, drinkware, and gifts that are ideal for purchasing for friends back at home.

Head here any time during your vacation to pick up some hiking clothes and outdoor gear. The Montana Scene is located right on Central Avenue, offering the perfect spot to stop off after lunch or breakfast in the morning. This charming local store is open every week after 10 am, so you can easily purchase some last-minute clothes or jackets here.

Not only does this cute and locally owned store offer outdoor gear, like jackets and hats, but you can purchase comfortable clothing that is great for lounging around in your house, like flannels, sweatshirts, hoodies, sweaters, and soft t-shirts.

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Crystal Winters

Want to purchase something to bring back home to your partner, friend, or co-worker? If so, Crystal Winters is the go-to gift shop to purchase anything unique, especially ‘Montana-coated’. Head here to check out locally sourced products, arts and crafts, unique gifts, huckleberry products, greeting cards, clothes, and much more.

Browse their website or chat to the owner in person to see the local artist showcase and see who is currently on display in the shop. You can learn more information about the local artists to see their trade and how they came to be, featuring henna artists, painters, photographers, and other unique people from the Whitefish area.

Big Mountain Botanicals

Dispensaries have become a common part of life in the United States. There is no stigma anymore around cannabis. In fact, cannabis has been proven to help with mental and physical health issues, such as promoting relaxation and helping with muscle tension. Montana offers dispensaries for safe and legal cannabis purchases.

We love Big Mountain Botanicals if you are in the market to purchasing medical marijuana in the Flathead Valley. Big Mountain Botanicals is a locally owned shop from a Montana native who is interested in outdoor recreation, sports, and cannabis. The team at this educated store has more than five decades of experience in finding the best products for customers.

Head here anytime during your stay to chat with the knowledgeable staff to see what products are best for your unique needs.

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Cawdrey Gallery

Even if you’re not a fine art connoisseur, you will love visiting the Cadre Gallery to check out the prints and gifts, fine art, original art, and live events. You can check the bulletin and chat with the workers to see the live events during your stay in Whitefish, like art shows, exhibitions, and auctions.

Chill Clothing Company

Are you looking for coy clothing with unique decorations, cool prints, and soft material? Look no further. Chill Clothing Company churns out ‘chill art’, cool graphics, and great vibes in their clothing, accessories, and original artwork. We love the printed t-shirts, hoodies, hats, beanies, and hoodies that keep us warm during winter.

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If you are an avid outdoorsman interested in hiking, bushwacking, hunting, fishing, and exploring the great outdoors in the Flathead Valley, then going to Forloh should be the number one stop on your list. You need high-end clothes with tech materials if you are going to be spending the majority of your time outside in the elements.

Forloh offers 100% USA-made hunting clothes, outdoor gear, fishing products, hiking clothes and shoes, and outdoor gear for any type of activity. We love the camo clothes that are great for hunting and exploring in warm and cold weather. You can browse the online shop or in-person store based on the type of conditions you will be in and the terrain.

Some of the best sellers include soft-shell jackets, down jackets, rain jackets, and camouflage materials. No matter what you choose, you can rest assured that every product is 100% American made to ensure top-notch quality.

Haskill Creek

You want to stay healthy and feeling good during your vacation. Although you might slack on your fitness regime or have too many beers on a night out in the bustling town center, you can get right back on track by visiting Haskill Creek for anything you need to make you feel better.

This health food store is much more than just your typical Whole Foods or health food shop. Haskill Creek offers organic skin care, natural wellness products, supplements, natural products, CBD products, and much more. Haskill Creek also hosts outdoor events for the public and the community to get to know one another, so make sure you check out their webpage.

Lakestream Outfitters

Lakestream OUtfitters and Fly Shop is arguably the number one place in the entire state to go to if you are in need of quality fishing gear, fly fishing apparel, or outdoor gear for getting wet in the rivers, lakes, and streams in the Flathead Valley. Lakestream Outfitters is the premier stop for fly fishing, anglers, and adventure sports so you can stay dry and have fun.

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Notice Custom Boards

Notice Custom Boards is a locally owned snowboard shop that can help design and fit the ideal board for your unique riding style, body type, and preferences. All boards are made in Montana, so you can rest assured that the quality stays top of the line and you are getting a handcrafted product with materials made in the USA.

Snow Ghost Outfitters

For those who come to Whitefish to explore the great outdoors, go hiking, climb the highest peaks, shred black diamond runs, or go fishing in the flowing river every day, purchasing some high-end outdoor gear might be necessary to stay safe and comfortable on your adventures. We recommend going to Snow Ghost Outfitters to get multi-season gear that is going to last multiple years.

Snow Ghost is open every day of the week from 9:30 am, meaning you can head here before or after your all-day adventure to buy some outdoor gear, like pants, jackets, base layers, hats, backpacks, and other tech gear.

Tamarack Cannabis

Last but not least, we have Tamarack cannabis. This high-end dispensary has been voted one of the best in the state for multiple years in a row, showcasing how the knowledgeable staff, safe products, and variety of cannabis paraphernalia and strains make it a desirable destination for tourists and locals alike.

Founded in 2009, this highly rated dispensary serves residents and tourists who live in the Flathead Valley, including Whitefish, Kalispell, and other localities. Browse the organic cannabis products that are locally grown, ensuring quality and safety. You can also sit and chat with the knowledgeable team, find the ideal strain, and chill at the high-top bar.

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As you can see, numerous locally owned stores, outdoor shops, and unique stores you won’t find in other towns or cities in the United States. Whitefish offers the perfect blend of outdoor stores, department stores, and locally owned spots that can give you everything you may need, and more, during your vacation. Plus, when you stay with us at I Love Whitefish, you are only steps away from the town’s best shopping stores and centers. We offer apartments, Whitefish vacation homes, condo rentals in Whitefish, and a variety of vacation rentals in Whitefish with easy proximity to stores in the heart of the town center.

The rain is pouring down and there’s nothing to do. Sound familiar? Whitefish is a great town, but sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. Don’t worry though, because we’ve got you covered! There are plenty of fun things to do indoors in Whitefish that will keep you entertained for hours on end. From playing games at one of our local arcades to catching a movie at the theater, you’ll be sure to find something that piques your interest. Keep reading for more information on the top indoor activities in Whitefish!

Visit an Arcade

When it comes to indoor activities in Whitefish, Montana, there is no shortage of options! For those who love gaming, there are several great arcades in town that offer a wide variety of games to choose from. For those who enjoy a good challenge, there are also a number of escape rooms that are perfect for groups of friends or family. And for those who just want to relax and have some fun, there are plenty of bars and restaurants that offer a variety of games and activities. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find something to do indoors in Whitefish!

Experience a Local Theater

If you’re looking for indoor activities in Whitefish, Montana, you’ll find plenty to do at the city’s theaters. The Alpine Theatre Project and the Whitefish Performing Arts Center both offer a variety of performances throughout the year.

The Alpine Theatre Project is a professional theater company that produces a wide range of plays and musicals. The company was founded in 2004 and has since produced over 60 productions. The company’s mission is to bring high-quality theater to the community and to provide educational opportunities for local students.

The Whitefish Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The center features a 453-seat auditorium and a small orchestra pit. The center is also home to the Montana Repertory Theater, which produces professional theater productions each summer.

Dine at a Restaurant

If you’re looking for a great place to eat while visiting Whitefish, Montana, you won’t be disappointed. There are plenty of delicious restaurants and breweries to choose from, whether you’re in the mood for a casual meal or something more upscale.

For a casual dining experience, check out Montana Tap House, located on Wisconsin Avenue in Whitefish. This popular spot serves up American comfort food favorites like burgers, wings, and fries, along with a wide selection of local and craft beers. If you’re looking for something a little fancier, though, head over to Whitefish Lake Restaurant. This elegant restaurant offers a menu spanning seafood, sirloins, and salads, as well as an extensive wine and cocktail list.

No matter what kind of food you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find it in Whitefish. With so many great restaurants to choose from, you might just have to come back again and again to try them all!

Enjoy a Movie Marathon

On a rainy day, a perfect way to spend the day is to watch movies at your home away from home. Curl up on the couch with cozy blankets and pillows, prepare your favorite snacks, and get the popcorn ready! Spend the day catching up on those classic hits that you haven’t seen in ages or finally watch that new release that’s been on your list for weeks. With so many streaming choices available nowadays, it is easy to have an amazing movie marathon experience in your own living room – just pick your genre and start watching.

Browse Local Shops

Shopping in Whitefish can be an exciting experience. From the many boutiques and shops dotting the downtown area to the big box stores further out, there is something for every taste and budget. Whether it’s clothing or furniture, hardware or books, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Even better, many of the stores are locally owned, meaning that you can shop with a conscience knowing that your money is going directly into the community. Plus, different shops host events throughout the year that draw visitors from around the state to the unique small-town atmosphere. Shopping in Whitefish is not only convenient but fun too!

Reserve Your Getaway to Enjoy Indoor Activities in Whitefish

Rainy days can be fun during your vacation too! Whitefish has plenty of activities that are just begging to be explored, even when it’s pouring outside. Start with a cozy movie night in one of our comfy mountain homes or hit up one of the many local pubs for some delicious comfort food and suds. With so much to do here in Whitefish, don’t let a little rain get you down; give us a call today to find the perfect rental for your next getaway!

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