The Ultimate Guide to Flathead Valley: Glacier National Park & Whitefish, Montana

Group 6 Whitefish, Montana
Summer, Winter
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About the location

Whitefish and Glacier National Park are two of the prettiest places in the U.S.! In this guide, I'm sharing everything you need to know for an incredible trip to Flathead Valley, whether it's a long weekend or a two-week trip.

Guide Highlights

Unlimited Activities for All Seasons

I shared over 30 things that you can do, as well as details regarding all hikes we did in Glacier National Park and in Whitefish!

Beautiful, Unique Places to Stay

Whether you're renting an RV, glamping, camping, or staying in a luxury lodge, I got you covered!

Guide Summary

In 2019, I began planning a wedding in Whitefish, Montana and through visiting, researching and talking with local vendors, I came to know the area incredibly quickly. Although my 2020 wedding reception was postponed thanks to the pandemic, my husband and I eloped in Glacier National Park and honeymooned in the area afterwards. I've now visited the area four times—spring, summer, fall and winter—and know the best places to eat, where to stay, hidden gems, and everything else you need to know to properly and safely visit the gorgeous area. I also included a few options for nearby day trips if you are planning a longer trip to the area!

Featured in this guide

Local food
Healthy food
Photo spots
Foodie favorites
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 36 Shopping
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Romantic / Honeymoon
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Josie Raczynski

    Josie Raczynski

    Lover of big hikes, small cafes and eating dessert first. Originally from Minnesota, I now live in Bozeman, Montana, where I love to camp, ski (backcountry and resort), hike, and trail run.

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