Food… Sleep… When you are out of town and busy exploring, what could be more important than finding places you actually want to eat and are worth going to as well as a great place to relax at the end of a long day? We rarely settle for whatever restaurant we come across on a trip but instead try to find local / organic options where we will be able to enjoy something special. On the lodging front, I do a lot of research into what area we would want to stay that is close to our destinations and has a good deal of options for home rentals. In Glacier, both of these necessities align on the West side of the park in either Whitefish or Columbia Falls. Following is our list of best food and lodging tips for the Glacier National Park area….
Glacier National Park
Glacier is one of the best parks for kids — with a variety of animals, waterfalls, mountains, and lakes, there is something for each kid and adult to enjoy. Our kids were 5 & 7 when we went, and they were troopers (a hiking stick or pole really helps!). We did each of these as the primary activity of the day and then lighter activities the remainder of the day. This isn’t the final list of all the hikes we did, but rather those that we would do again if we went back. Our kids are good hikers, but we don’t love heights, so some trails were off limits to keep us from crawling back to the car… …
Glacier… What a gem! We fell in love with National Parks here — and for good reason! It’s great for kids, there is a lot to see, and it is always changing! We spent a full 5 days in the park, because Glacier National Park is a large park with a lot to do. So, what are the can’t miss spots to visit? Below are our top 5 family-friendly activities in Glacier that you shouldn’t leave the park without seeing….
Adventures come in many types, and while we have taken trips to Colorado (Rocky Mountain NP and Denver), California (San Francisco and Muir Woods), Florida (Disney!), Chicago, and our own beautiful North Shore (Grand Marais, Duluth, and Larsmont MN), our first big adventure took place in the summer of 2015. We set out for a 2 week journey that began with an overnight stay at the Element Hotel in Fargo, ND.