HotelTonight – Book Your Hotel in Old Town Billings
If you want to see the fusion of Billings' past and its present, all you have to do is take a stroll down Minnesota Avenue in Old Town. This historic district will transport you to another era, when Billings was just a small railroad hub. This district is filled with buildings that are over a century old, and today it's home to charming local shops and favorite hotspots. Since I can't seem to resist historic neighborhoods when I travel, I decided to book my hotel in Old Town Billings during my recent Montana getaway. Like always, I relied on HotelTonight to help me find the perfect hotel. Since I can use HotelTonight's app, I always know I can book a last-minute hotel whenever, wherever. In just a few minutes, I had booked a great hotel near the heart of the bustling Old Town district in Billings, and I was ready to start wandering the historic streets for myself.
To get your fix of historic sites while in Billings, you'll need to visit Old Town. The streets of Old Town are dotted with beautiful old buildings, such as the McAdow building from 1882 and the exquisite L&L and Covington buildings (built circa 1895). Stunning red brick buildings can be found all over this neighborhood, and it just might give you a glimpse into what life was like when Billings was a booming new railroad town.
Craving some good Chinese food? You're in luck, because Billings actually has a very small Chinatown, known as China Alley. This block has been home to Chinese immigrants and their descendants for generations, and it's China Alley where Billings locals satisfy their cravings for authentic Chinese cuisine. And, of course, you'll experience a very different culture in China Alley than you'll find in the rest of Billings, which only adds to the neighborhood's charm.
Old Town Billings is home to a number of boutiques and locally owned shops, which is why it's a great place to find your Billings souvenirs. I always prefer to shop at mom and pop shops and locally owned stores when I visit a new city, because then it feels like I leave with something authentic and memorable. So I spent an afternoon ducking into one shop after another until I found several great keepsakes.
HotelTonight – Old Town Hotels in Billings
I don't find myself in Billings, Montana very often, so I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to explore as much of the city as possible. I was lucky to stay in a central location, near Old Town Billings, because it was a great home base for exploring Billings' best sites and neighborhoods. As always, I was so thankful that I booked my Billings hotel through HotelTonight, which makes it so simple to find deals on last-minute hotels. So if you need to book a great hotel at a moment's notice, just check out the HotelTonight app and you're sure to find the perfect hotel no matter where you're traveling.