24 Hours In Missoula, MT
Missoula stole the show! We were only in Missoula for 24 hours but we did it right. Isaac + I feel in love with Missoula instantly. A gorgeous river, breathtaking mountains + trees, tons of cute shops, + just a really good vibe. Visit in the summer!
#1] Start your day at Black Coffee Roasting Company + promise me that you’ll get the mint cold brew… it tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream, *so* good! If you’re hungry, highly recommend the avocado toast!
#2] Walk through the University of Montana’s campus to The “M” Trail. It’s about a mile from Black Coffee Roasting Company to the start of the trail. I always love seeing university campuses!
#3] Hike The “M” Trail, the most classic trail in Missoula. It’s a 1.2 mile out + back trail… that’s straight up hill with the most gorgeous views!
#4] Head to Veera Donuts if you’re a donut fan [they are all vegan!]. Apparently the vegan breakfast burrito is also amazing : )
#1] Explore downtown Missoula by walking up + down Higgins Ave. Make sure to stop into Betty’s Divine + ShowRoom Missoula! My two favorite stores. There are so, so many cute stores in Missoula… peek your head into all of them!
#3] Float the river. AN ABSOLUTE MUST! You have to do it with Clark Fork Yaht Club, they’re the best + you get neon pink tubes ; ) You can pick up beer/drinks at KettleHouse Brewing Co, which is a block away. The float is about 2–3 hours!
#1] Rooftop happy hour at Plonk [3–5 PM, or after 1030 PM]. Get the cheese board + spring salad + steam buns. YUM.
#2] See live music + eat late night food at Top Hat — we definitely end up making it here, but it had a huge outdoor patio, dance floor, extensive menu, + came highly recommended.
#3] Finish with a sunset walk down the river. The best part about summer in Montana is that the sun sets *so* late! We’re talking like 930 PM. It’s amazing!
Staying Longer? Add These Stops:
#1] Wellness: KINDRED skin + sole [spa], Inner Harmony Yoga
#2] Eats + Drink: The Dram Shop, Cambie Taphouse + Coffee, Rattlesnake Market + Cafe, Market On Front, Mountain Berry Bowls Missoula, Boxcar Bistro
#3] Coffee: Drum Coffee, Hunter Bay
#3] Grocery: Good Food Store
#4] Explore: Garden Of One Thousand Buddhas [30 min drive]. Missoula is also a jumping off point to Glacier National Park [3 hour drive] — I’ve heard absolutely amazing things.
Have you been to Missoula? What did I miss?! Let me know : )