It's a great time of year to get out and experience something new, or see something familiar with a new perspective. Pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready—you're about to take a staycation.
That's right, you won't need plane tickets for this trip, no long lines or security checks. You don't even have to worry about your itinerary! That's because we've created an insider's guide for getting away right here in Bismarck. Who ever said adventure can't be close to home?
Below you'll find our favorite local attractions. Food and drink, art and music, shopping, unwinding, exploring with the family—it has something for travelers of all sorts. You might be surprised at what you find, and you'll never be so proud to call this place home.
Enjoy your stay.
Your Staycation Itinerary
Space Aliens (family fun)
Why we love it: Space Aliens is a favorite family restaurant with Alien-themed... everything!
Why you'll love it: Kids love this place. Enjoy alien-themed food (Martian Munchies) as well as games and prizes for the kids.
Broadway Grill (restaurant)
Why we love it: Our favorite local restaurant. We love the fun atmosphere and beautiful outside patio.
Why you'll love it: Everything is made with fresh ingredients. They also serve fantastic cocktails. Try the Blueberry Lemonade Margarita!
State Capitol Building (history buff)
Why we love it: We're proud to live in North Dakota's capital city. Visit the capitol building for fascinating history and free tours.
Why you'll love it: You can also ride the elevator up eighteen stories for a spectacular view of the city.
Anima Cucina (coffee lovers)
Why we love it: "Anima Cucina" translates to something like "soul kitchen." And this place certainly has some soul! Enjoy delicious coffee and baked goods, but also exquisite brunch and dinner menus with a huge wine selection.
Why you'll love it: The food, of course, But you'll love the friendly staff even more.
Downtown Bismarck (evening with friends)
Why we love it: Downtown is brimming with fun local bars and boutiques that support the people and culture of Bismarck.
Why you'll love it: A relaxing (or exciting) way to spend the evening, and all within walking distance from our hotel.
Missouri River (the outdoors are calling)
Why we love it: We love living near the Missouri River. It serves as a wonderful center of recreation for nature-lovers of all ages.
Why you'll love it: Enjoy the flow of the river on a calming kayak ride. Kayak rentals are available.