You don’t have far to go for a relaxing family getaway. Around the Missouri Headwaters, you’ll find small-town charm and all the amenities, with luxury accommodation that the whole family will love at the Sacajawea Hotel. And then prepare for adventure, as the area offers activities that you and your little ones can enjoy together.
Start the day off right at Wheat Montana. You want to make the most of your relaxation time, and that sometimes means striking a compromise between what you want and what the kids can handle. But at Wheat Montana, the menu holds something for everyone in your crew, from fresh-made breakfast burritos to tasty pastries, all farm-to-table fare. What better place to bring the family than an establishment that’s been family owned and operated for generations?
A cave tour at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is a must on any family trip, where any age can appreciate one of the most spectacular caverns in the northwest. If two hours and two miles of up-close and personal time with a cave doesn’t sound like your speed (or something that the kiddos’ legs can handle), you can check out a Paradise Tour, a shorter and less strenuous version. And that still leaves time to take a stroll in the park on a ranger-led wildflower walk or interactive talk that everyone in the family can appreciate.
The kids will love the chance to see the Old West come alive in the historic town of Virginia City. You’ll have lots of options, so take your pick between tours, wandering the streets, and savoring towering scoops of authentic homemade ice cream from the Virginia City Creamery, where you can watch the antique ice cream freezer at work. There are plenty of choices when you’re looking to grab a bite, with something for both you and the kids on just about every menu in town.
Dip your toes in the water of the gods at Norris Hot Springs, where you can soak your cares away with your sweetie while the kids splash around and have a ball. There’s a local brew or glass of wine in it for the grownups, while the kids can snack on homegrown, organic treats. The bubbling paradise has been in use since the late 1800s, but the modernized retreat is still going strong today, with much of the produce used in their kitchen grown onsite. Plus, you can catch live music every weekend when it’s time for date night.
Head back to Three Forks to savor epicurean bites at Pompey’s Grill upstairs inside the Sacajawea, where you can relish an elegantly-appointed atmosphere alongside mouthwatering mac and cheese your kids will go gaga for. Or head downstairs to the more casual Sac Bar, where kid-friendly menu options will fill them up, while you can enjoy quality time together over a local craft beer and nibbles of gourmet poutine.
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