Fun Montana Vacation Ideas

When searching for a vacation destination, most people want somewhere that is surrounded by exciting things to do and see. It really doesn’t matter where you visit as long as entertainment is abound.  Montana is full of beautiful spots and fun things to do. Here are some of the best Montana vacation ideas for spring, summer, fall and winter seasons.

Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park is the number one place to visit in the state of Montana if you are a nature lover.  Glacier is located in the far northwest corner of the state as it rests right on the border to Canada. There you'll get the chance to experience two mountain ranges and more than 130 lakes.  In Glacier National Park you're likely to see Elk, Moose, Bear, Mountain Goats and other types of rare wildlife.  The most popular time to visit tends to be in the summer, when hiking, biking and mountain climbing seasons are in full swing.  However, Glacier National Park is open year round and no matter the season it's always an incredible experience.

The University Town of Missoula


If you're looking for a lively place that is full of adventure then the small university town of Missoula, MT is the spot to be.  Many people remember Missoula from the famous movie "A River Runs Through It" which starred Brad Pitt and was narrated by Robert Redford.

There are hundreds of hiking trails throughout Missoula and it offers some of the best fly fishing in the United States of America!  There are also yearly events to check out the biggest of which is the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.  If rafting is your thing then you’ll have plenty of opportunity with not one but three rivers passing through Missoula, Montana.  For those that prefer to stay on dry land, how about a bit of mining or maybe even some wine and whiskey tasting?  If you’re interested in the supernatural there are a few ghost towns in the area.  With so many fun things to do and see, Missoula is genuinely is one of the best places to visit in the state of Montana.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument


Most fans of history have read about the Battle at Little Bighorn and Custer's Last Stand.  Well, how about a visit to the national monument where it all went down on June 25, 1876?  General Custer’s 7th Cavalry is memorialized there along with the Cheyenne and Sioux tribes.  There’s even a full cemetery where all the soldiers have been laid to rest.  There are daily guided tours available where you'll delve into the history of one of America’s most famous battle sites.

Whitefish Mountain Resort


Perhaps the best of all Montana vacation ideas is  Whitefish Mountain Resort.  Conveniently located just 10 - 15 minutes from downtown Whitefish, Big Mountain is the perfect place for a winter or summer vacation.  The snow skiing and snowboarding is among the best in the country.  Big Mountain / Whitefish Mountain offers over 100 groomed trails and super short chair lift lines.  The runs are amazing and you will maximize your day skiing instead of waiting in lines.  You'll find plenty of luxury Whitefish Mountain ski in ski out lodging here at Whitefish Escapes.

In the summer, the bike trails are incredibly fun on the front side of the mountain.  Most of the hiking trails are on the back side of Whitefish Mountain and they are amazing as well.  When you're ready to hit the town, take the free Whitefish Snow Bus shuttle downtown for a night of fun.

So what are you waiting for?  Now is always the best time to book a Montana vacation.  The state has plenty of fun things to do for all types of people.