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Staying In Livingston: A Town With its Own Unique Montanan Personality

Post Date: Jun 09, 2020

Livingston, Montana, has that Wild West feel with a bit of class and sophistication thrown in for good measure. Saloons stand beside art galleries, and a good cappuccino is as highly valued as some strong whiskey, neat. You’re as likely to see hiking boots as you are cowboy boots, with a few pairs of designer shoes in there too (though you can probably leave the stilettos at home).

Livingston has its own personality, its own style, and its own way of life. A stay in this mountain town is perfection, with easy access to miles of river, hiking trails, and scenic views. Its position at the north end of the Paradise Valley says it all, and the easy access to Yellowstone and Bozeman make it a prime spot for all of your adventures. Here’s what you have to look forward to with a stay in Livingston.

Dining

What are you looking to munch on? Livingston has a wide range of restaurants, from good ol’ fashioned American style at Mustang Fresh Food, to relaxed French cuisine at 2nd Street Bistro, all the way to fresh sushi from Neptune’s Taphouse and Eatery. Regional chains like the Chop House satisfy your steak craving, and you don’t want to miss out on Mark’s In and Out, a classic Livingston stop for burgers.

Drinks

You never know who you’ll spot at the famous Stockman Bar in Livingston. For local favorites on draft, head to Neptune’s Brewery. There’s also Mint Bar for a quick drink all the way to last call, or the Gourmet Cellar Uncorked for fine wine and cheese.

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Summer Theater

When you’re looking for something to do while you weather a sudden summer storm, the Empire Twin Theater is a great classic spot to catch a film. This 1935 theater captures the soul of cinema on the big screen. If live theater is more up your alley, the Blue Slipper Theatre produces live shows on the stage, with high-quality community theater to get excited about. The Shane Center puts on musical theater productions, vaudeville, and more for your viewing pleasure.

Downtown

Livingston is known as a literary town for a good reason. In the historic downtown, you’ll find three bookstores (for a year-round population of only a bit more than 7,000 residents). There are also plenty of boutiques and antiques, fly shops, and outdoor outfitters where you can pick up just about anything you need.

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Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River is a fly fisherman’s happy place, and there are plenty of access points in and around Livingston. Bring your waders, or gear up at one of the outfitters in town. You can get tips and advice while you stock up on the flies you’ll need, or head out with a guide to experience the area under practiced hands.


Paradise Valley

Livingston is the junction to access the Paradise Valley, the northern corridor to Yellowstone’s wonders. The hour drive from Livingston to the Gardiner entrance goes by in a flash, with oohing and ahhing over scenic mountain views, winding river miles, and plenty of opportunities for wildlife sightings as you head through wide-open ranchland.

See Livingston from a comfortable home-away-from-home with one of Highline Adventures’ Livingston hotels. You’ll enjoy all of the amenities for a great value, with plenty of that Montana hospitality we’re known for.

Staying with Highline Adventures

Whether you are coming for an adventure, or just passing through, we have eight properties in Gardiner, Livingston, Bozeman, and Bigfork to help you feel at home while you are on the road. Click here to book now.