ALSO, BEST PLACE FOR PEOPLE-WATCHING
Any out-of-towner can attest to Caras Park’s extreme appeal, especially during the summer months when all of Missoula is collectively drunk on sunlight until 10 p.m. On the first of this season’s weekly Downtown ToNight events, we watched kids romp with ice cream cones, adults guzzle beer and an all-ages crowd get down to live music, while mere steps away river surfers and kayakers hit Brennan’s Wave. The park also hosts a slew of Missoula’s other major gatherings, including Out to Lunch, two different brewfests and a classic car show, just to name a few. That means that no matter the season, Caras Park is the place to go for a slice of Missoula life, in all of its quirkiness and glory.
Finalists, Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners
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