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!
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!
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Bozeman is surrounded by nature, bracketed by the Gallatin and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests and a short drive from Yellowstone National Park. It’s no surprise that most families in southwestern Montana spend a significant amount of time outdoors in all four seasons of the year. From summertime fly-fishing and hiking to wintertime skiing and snowshoeing, this outdoor community offers adventure for all ages. Here are a few local favorites:
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Many summer days in Bozeman can turn quickly into that of a fairy tale - big blue skies, a slight breeze through the air, and birds chirping their musical notes. Days like these put a heavy burden on individuals to stop whatever they are doing to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of a local park.
Luckily enough, Bozeman does not a have lack of local parks. The Bozeman Parks Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of 42 public parks and 52 miles of trails which are managed either by themselves or their local partners including the Sunrise Rotary Club, Breakfast Optimists Club, and Gallatin Valley Land Trust to name a few.
Whether you're looking for a beach, baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, dog parks, large multi-use fields, picnic tables either sheltered or unsheltered, playgrounds, soccer fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, volleyball courts, or trails, a park in Bozeman will have it.
While some parks in Bozeman can be either neighborhood specific or private, the following comprehensive list of parks is free for anyone to enjoy.
There is no doubt that Bozeman is a great destination for families. It's a place where you can let the kids run free, enjoy the scenery and experiences in the mountains, without giving up some of those comforts you expect in a vacation or battling city crowds. It's a place where you can learn about dinosaurs in the morning and catch trout in the evening. It's a place where you can disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with your family. Isn't that what family vacations are all about? If you are looking for a spot to visit this summer, here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect family vacation to Bozeman.
We get it, you came to Bozeman to enjoy the outdoors. You were so excited to hike, fish, mountain bike, rock climb, whitewater raft, and explore, but it's raining. Though rainy days in Bozeman aren't the regular, with over 300 days of sunshine, they do happen. When they do, it can be a challenge to find things to do in Bozeman. We've put together a list of ideas, activities, and places to visit to keep you busy when the sun isn't shining. Enjoy!
Vacations with kids are a great way to build lasting memories. Who doesn't look back on a trip from their childhood and remember just how fun it was to explore a new place and try new things. However, creating a vacation for your family can be challenging to find activities that your children can partake in. Fortunately, Bozeman is one big playground and there is plenty for kids to do, even in the winter. Outdoor activities are all around and there are even some really fun things to do in town, if you'd rather stay warm. There is something for everyone, so here are 8 things to do with your kids in Bozeman Montana this winter.