Top 5 Places in Missoula to Eat Your Lunch Outside
It’s lunchtime and you’ve got your sandwich crafted from last night’s leftovers. Your coworkers have already taken over the break room. It’s way too nice to devour that grub inside. Leave your stuffy office and head to one of Missoula’s parks for your lunch!
There's no place in Missoula quite like Caras Park. It's close to the downtown restaurants, it has views of the Clark Fork, and it has a nice grassy knoll you can sit on and watch the kayakers battle Brendan's wave. Grab a burrito from Taco Del Sol or a sandwich from Doc's and enjoy that summer sunshine. Also, the trail provides great people watching. (map)
Council Grove State Park
Clark Fork Natural Area
I know what you're thinking: "that's a heck of a hike just to eat lunch," but the view from Mount Sentinel is stupendous. Turn right and you can see up the Rattlesnake. Turn left and you can see the South Hills and beyond. If you don't want to hike all the way to the top, you can stop at one of the many park benches situated along the switchbacks. Feel free to stop whenever the hunger becomes too much. (map)