Many visitors are drawn to Bozeman for the myriad of recreational opportunities the surrounding mountains and rivers provide. But after a busy day fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, or skiing, the town itself truly shines: Bozeman is home to a vibrant culture and rich history—the town itself can be as big an adventure as the surrounding mountains. Whether you prefer to explore summertime Farmer’s Markets at Bogert Park or take in an outdoor showing of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, here are the local’s favorite in-town adventures:
Nestled in southwest Montana’s outdoor wonderland, Bozeman is the perfect destination for a family vacation. Whether you’re packing along the toddlers for a relaxed resort vacation and the kids’ first ski lessons or looking to spend a few nights under the Montana sky with adult children home from college, experience a vast array of outdoor, cultural, and dining opportunities for the entire family that helps make traveling to Bozeman with your kids a breeze!
For many visiting Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman is the natural "home base." Thanks to the town’s plentiful lodging options, array of cafes and restaurants, and easy airport access, it’s quite common for Yellowstone-bound visitors to stay in Bozeman and venture down into the park every day, returning to Bozeman in time for dinner, drinks and a bit of relaxation away from the press of national park tourists. Keep reading for tips on how to plan the perfect day trip to Yellowstone National Park from Bozeman.
Over the last ten years, traffic to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has grown substantially. The summer attracts visitors to Yellowstone National Park along with all the recreational activities offered around the Bozeman area, and the winter typically attracts skiers to Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort. With Bozeman's popularity on the rise, it's no wonder United Airlines announced a major expansion of their service to Bozeman this winter. So we thought we would give you some suggestions on the most popular direct flights to Bozeman during the winter season.
Bozeman is a melting pot of restaurants with unique cuisines and atmospheres. Lucky for us, new venues are popping up everywhere! Bozeman's growth is helping to keep date night fresh and exciting with a growing variety of options. While there are plenty of places to dine in Bozeman, these particular spots hold a special place in our hearts and stomachs as the best Bozeman restaurants for date night. You'll be ready to make multiple reservations after reading this.
Some of the top hiking destinations during the summer months are the many waterfalls hikes near Bozeman. In the winter, however, these waterfalls freeze but form beautiful sculptures of ice. Accessing these waterfalls can be more challenging during the winter, so we've put together a list of waterfalls that are a little easier to check out on your visit to Bozeman.
The IPA has become a popular brew among the nation, including the active brewing scene of Bozeman. Don't believe us? There is a day dedicated to this fantastic drink called IPA Day. With over eight local Bozeman breweries, it can be intimidating to find the best place for your specific taste buds - especially for an IPA lover.
For a quick recap of the history of the IPA, or Indian Pale Ale, it is a popular brew among many individuals and breweries - and for good reason! The IPA style has had a history as rich as its flavor which dates back to more than 175 years. There are three main styles of an IPA which include the American-style IPA, English-style IPA and Double or Imperial IPA in addition to sub styles that have become popular over the years and have included Black, Hybrid, Wheat, or Belgian White IPA. For more information detailed information about IPAs, check out IPA 101.
With a basic knowledge of an IPA, it's time to dive into our rankings for the best IPAs from Bozeman breweries.
BOZEMAN, MT (January 10, 2018). Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) handled 1,199,537 passengers during 2017. This is up 8.3% compared to 2016 and is the eighth consecutive year of record breaking passenger traffic at BZN. Annual passenger traffic at BZN has increased by more than 500,000 passengers since 2010 and BZN now accounts for 30% of all airline passengers traveling to and from Montana.
We get it. Family vacations with kids can be a little challenging to find a restaurant with a menu to please everyone. As great as sushi or an amazing steak sound, the kids may have a hard time picking something that they will like. So we've narrowed down a few of our favorite spots around town that our kids enjoy. These restaurants in Bozeman offer a good variety on their menu, and all are pretty affordable for families on a budget. Enjoy!