Two Great Days in Whitefish and Glacier

Two amazing summer days in the Whitefish and Glacier National Park area.

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Day 1

Garden Wall Inn
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Garden Wall Inn
Accommodation | Inn
A perfect location just off downtown Whitefish. You can easily walk from here to the downtown shops, restaurants and activity. An excellent small inn experience.

An impeccably restored 1920s house-turned-inn, the Garden Wall Inn offers five guestrooms- each furnished with authentic period antiques. The inn is a one-block tree-lined walk from downtown Whitefish’s excellent restaurants, charming shops, and…

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Buffalo Cafe
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Buffalo Cafe
Food or Drink | Restaurant
Start your day off at the Buffalo Cafe. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict.

The Buffalo Cafe has been a favorite Whitefish meeting place for locals and visitors since 1980. Homegrown specialties riff off a central theme: Heaping plates of potatoes, eggs, chorizo, and tortillas, a unique Mexican-Montana blend.

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Downtown Whitefish, Montana
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Downtown Whitefish, Montana
Community | Appealing Downtown Area
Spend a few hours exploring the fun and charming Central Avenue and downtown.

The smoky tang of steam locomotives once filled the air. Now inhale the sweeter perfume of craft beer and gourmet coffee in this railroad frontier town transformed into a recreation hub with nightlife and an array of top restaurants. Pescado…

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Alpine Theatre Project
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Alpine Theatre Project
Museum, Theatre, Interpretive Centre | Theatre
Broadway quality theater at small town prices. Be sure to check out what's playing when you're in town.

From classic musicals to world premiere dramas, Alpine Theatre Project has set the standard in professional, transformative entertainment, unique for a rural community. The Alpine Theatre guarantees to excite, enlighten, and entertain in…

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Great Northern Railway Depot in Whitefish
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Great Northern Railway Depot in Whitefish
Museum, Theatre, Interpretive Centre | Museum
The restored railway station and museum are definitely worth a little time. Discover the interesting characters and history of Whitefish. The volunteer museum staff are very friendly and will give you interesting insights.

If you're a railroad buff, you'll love this historic depot, the busiest Amtrak stop between Seattle and Minneapolis. The depot doubles as Whitefish Museum.

Folks say there wasn’t much here when the first train rolled into present-day Whitefish,…

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Whitefish Bike and Pedestrian Paths
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Whitefish Bike and Pedestrian Paths
Outdoor Adventure | Hiking Trail or Trailhead
The trail system around Whitefish and along the river are a pleasant stroll, especially in the long summer evenings.

The Whitefish Bike and Pedestrian Paths and the Whitefish River Trail offer a paved off-street access for walkers, runners and cyclists.  

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Whitefish City Beach
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Whitefish City Beach
Natural Area | Community Park
Watching the late evening northern sunset at Whitefish City Beach is popular among Whitefish locals. It is a time of quiet reflection.

Whitefish Lake is a 7 mile long glacial lake located in Whitefish, Montana. One of the most popular public accesses is City Beach located near the lake's outflow. The park has a sandy beach, designated swimming area, docks, gazebos, and picnic tables.…

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Day 2

Loula's
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Loula's
Food or Drink | Restaurant
Start your day at Loula's Cafe. Great breakfasts and some of the best pies around.

Famous for their homemade pies, Mary Lou and Laura (Lou and La) round out the menu with delicious lunch and breakfast choices. At least a dozen different pies are offered each day, including the ever-popular huckleberry and combinations like huckleberry-…

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Going-to-the-Sun Road
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Going-to-the-Sun Road
Outdoor Adventure | Scenic Drives
One of the most amazing mountain drives in the world.

An engineering marvel completed in 1932, the cliff-hugging Going-to-the-Sun Road traverses the Continental Divide. A drive along the Sun Road is the most popular highlights of the park. The road spans 50 miles through the park's wild interior,…

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Avalanche Creek Trail
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Avalanche Creek Trail
Outdoor Adventure | Hiking Trail or Trailhead
A must do hike while driving up the Going-to-the-sun road.

One of the highlights of Glacier National Park. The Avalanche Creek trail has three main features: the Trail of the Cedars, which is an easy universal access boardwalk through an old growth cedar forest culminating at the Avalanche Creek Gorge bridge.…

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Garden Wall Inn
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Garden Wall Inn
Accommodation | Inn
The kind of place you'll want to come back to when the day's adventures are done.

An impeccably restored 1920s house-turned-inn, the Garden Wall Inn offers five guestrooms- each furnished with authentic period antiques. The inn is a one-block tree-lined walk from downtown Whitefish’s excellent restaurants, charming shops, and…

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In This Trip Plan

1 Garden Wall Inn
2 Buffalo Cafe
3 Downtown Whitefish, Montana
4 Alpine Theatre Project
5 Great Northern Railway Depot in Whitefish
6 Whitefish Bike and Pedestrian Paths
7 Whitefish City Beach
8 Loula's
9 Going-to-the-Sun Road
10 Avalanche Creek Trail
11 Garden Wall Inn