Downtown Missoula is home to an eclectic array of dining choices, from family-friendly pizzerias to fine dining for business lunches or romantic dinners. For some of the best Pad Thai in town, try Sa Wad Dee Thai Restaurant on West Broadway, open for lunch and dinner. Checking out books at the Missoula Public Library? While you're at it, check out the gourmet Italian sandwiches, soups, and coffee of Civitella Espresso Bar, featuring organic ingredients and locally roasted beans. Need a quick pick-me-up, stop at Drum Coffee or Clyde Coffee for an extra shot of espresso while touring downtown.
Missoula boasts an eclectic range of places to play, learn, shop, and create. Art galleries like 4 Ravens, the Brink Gallery, and the Dana Gallery feature local and regional artists working in paint, ceramics, jewelry, crafts, and more. If you're traveling with kids, take them to A Carousel for Missoula and the Children's Museum. From May through October, the Saturday Farmers' Market is a great place to see what's growing in Montana. When the sun goes down, the nightlife sparks up in downtown. Be sure to check out the historic Wilma Theatre, featuring live entertainment and movies on its curved screen.