In light of COVID-19, we want to be sensitive to the responsible and cautious habits that will keep from amplifying the effects of the situation in public spaces. As a result, we want to encourage you to find the escape you need, but look forward to the adventures to be had this summer. Working together is an integral part of life — so we are cooperating in our communities to stay indoors more and care for those around us.
Bozeman is remarkable at any time of year, but summer is truly something else. One of the most significant advantages is its proximity. Centrally located amidst some of the most breathtaking mountains and rivers in the lower-48, you can be out exploring by day and home for an evening on the town by night. The city itself, the fastest-growing micropolitan in the U.S., is full of things to do so that you can round out your trip with a mix of both relaxing activities and exciting outdoor adventure.
Experiencing our wild spaces up close and personal is something everyone should be so lucky to do. The intimacy of seeing wildlife in their habitat, thick vegetation, dynamic weather patterns, and sheer beauty — it does wonders for the soul. But as more and more people venture out, it’s not just important to keep the trails in good order but to look out for your well-being. Weather can be more intense in the mountains, and if you run into trouble out in the wild, getting help may not be as straightforward as it is in other places. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind before heading out.
“Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul." -Peggy Fleming
A long-beloved sport, ice skating began with sharp fragments of animal bone fitted to the bottoms of boots that glided over the ice. In 1572, the first iron skates were made, a game-changer, to say the least! Today, ice skating remains a favorite winter activity for all ages.
Bozeman is utterly walkable: when strolling down Main Street, everything you need is right there along the sidewalk. So put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore. Here are the must-stop spots you should add to your walking tour of Bozeman.
If you’re looking for some old-fashioned winter fun for the whole family to enjoy, you’re in luck! Bozeman has some great sledding hills, both in town and close-by. Inexpensive sleds are available at larger retailers or stop by one of the local tire shops for an inner tube. Then end the day with some hot cocoa or winter libations at one of Bozeman’s cozy restaurants. For a real treat, stop by La Chatelaine Chocolate Co. for a rich cup of chocolate deliciousness. If this all sounds great so far, keep reading for a complete guide to sledding around Bozeman!
Call it a memento, souvenir or keepsake, a vacation isn’t complete without bringing home a little something to remember your trip by. More than just a t-shirt (though we’re huge fans), little bits of nostalgia come about when you look at a beautiful art piece, spread a local preserve on your warm toast, or drink your coffee from a handmade mug. Bozeman is full of artists and entrepreneurs, here for the way of life, and making a living through their skills and ingenuity. Across town, shops and galleries are full of locally made items for you, your home, and even your pets! While we’ve outlined a few of our favorites, but please don’t limit yourself, you can find locally produced items in many stores around town; ask the shop owners, they will happily point you in the right direction.
Winter in Bozeman doesn’t have to bring an end to the hiking season. Getting out into the wilderness this time of year is magical, and it’s as simple as strapping on a pair of snowshoes! Finding the right snowshoe isn’t difficult, but it’s worth thinking carefully about your goals and ability, then spending time finding the right style.
We like to think this year started off with the excitement of the roaring ’20s, and we’re not planning to stop. There are five significant productions this month, quite impressive for this sophisticated little mountain town. There’s live music at venues throughout the city, and those interested in an extra-special culinary experience will want to check out the Farm to Table Feast happening at the end of the month!
Spending the day at Big Sky Resort is one you won't soon forget. From the top of Lone Mountain, you can see two national parks, three states, and endless mountain ranges; it's truly a sight to behold. And, with 5,850 shreddable acres, 4,350 vertical feet, and 36 lifts, the skiing is as impressive as the views!