Interstate 15 runs north and south through Helena's eastern edge. US-12 runs east-west, and is the quickest connection from the Missoula area; US-12/287 leaves Helena to the southeast, towards Townsend and eastbound I-90 and Billings.
Helena Regional Airport (IATA: HLN)  receives scheduled service on Delta/Northwest to Salt Lake City and Minneapolis, United to Denver, and Alaska/Horizon to Seattle, with some flights passing through Great Falls or Billings. The airport is located immediately northeast of the city, roughly three miles from downtown.
The Great Northern Carousel and Ice Cream Parlour is a must do when visiting the historic town of Helena. A hand carved Carousel was built in 2002 with a wide variety of native Montanan animals. They also feature delicious homemade ice cream with flavors like Missouri River Mud, Frog Mint, and Buffalo Jump.
Elk View Bed and Breakfast, 88 Howard Beer Rd, Clancey (12 mi south of the city, along I-15), ☎ +1 406 442-1224, . checkin: 4PM-7PM; checkout: 11AM. A four room guest room lodge built with logs and set on 450 acres that feels like a park. The lodge has three large fireplaces, a hot tub and sauna. The breakfasts are recommended.$100-$125. edit
Park Plaza Hotel, 22 N Last Chance Gulch, ☎ +1 877 774-3536, . edit
Walker Creek Retreat, 7871 Clausen Road, ☎ +1 406 449-2552, . checkin: 4PM; checkout: noon. A large, spacious, secluded lodge with four room guest rooms and a fishing pond. Located at the base of MacDonald Pass.$115-$225. (46.569722,-112.259569)edit
Jorgenson's Inn & Suites, 1714 11th Avenue (between 11th Ave and Prospect Avenue at Lamborn Street (next to Capital Hill Mall)), ☎ 406-442-1770, . checkin: 2pm; checkout: 12n. Jorgenson's Inn & Suites is a friendly hotel in the city center. Highlights of the property include free breakfast with every room, a fun bar and casino, an indoor pool, business center and Free Wifi in the main building, free on-site parking, round-trip airport shuttle, laundry facilities, coffee in the lobby, a microwave in the lobby, complimentary newspapers in the lobby and air conditioning in all rooms and public areas.69.00. edit