Tips for Solo Travel in Montana
MONTANANS ARE INCREDIBLY FRIENDLY AND OPEN
I had more and lengthier conversations with my waiters, bartenders, and grocery store workers than I’ve had anywhere else. At no point did anyone look taken aback that I was traveling alone. They just accepted that people sometimes need a few days to themselves. A sentiment I can get behind.
HIKING = GREAT CONVERSATION
Hiking in the park leads to a lot of conversations and friendships struck up on the trail or at the shuttle stops. Just be careful if you’re hiking on less-populated trails, as cell service is basically non-existent outside of town.
WHITEFISH IS TOURISTY YET FRIENDLY
As Whitefish is a pretty touristy town, with skiing in the winter and fishing, hiking, and sightseeing in the summer, most of the bars around town are pretty friendly and lead to a lot of struck-up conversations.
NO RENTAL CAR, NO PROBLEM
If you don’t want to rent a car, there is a shuttle service that goes from Whitefish into the park and goes out from Whitefish out to the ski mountain in the winter!