There is something utterly breathtaking about Montana landscapes in the winter. The rugged mountains seem even more majestic, and the skies appear an even deeper hue of blue against the sparkling fields of snow. Trust us; scenic drives are well worth an afternoon. While we don’t encourage driving during inclement weather, Montana’s roads are well-kept during the winter, so don’t let the season keep you indoors. We’ve outlined some driving tips to keep you safe on the road, and even thrown in one of our favorite winter adventures!
Winter hit Bozeman with a vengeance this year, and outdoor recreation lovers are thrilled! We’re often asked questions about winter safety, driving, avalanches, and being personally prepared. So we’ve put together some basic tips to help you get ready to get out into the Montana wilderness and embrace the light, dry snow that Bozeman locals refer to as the “Cold Smoke!”
There’s no wrong way to experience Yellowstone in winter, whether you’re on the tightest shoestring budget or you have a little extra you can dispense in the name of luxury. We’ve broken it down into three options, from budget to blowout, that can get you out into the park regardless of your financial status. Here’s where to stay, what to do, and where to eat during your winter trip to Yellowstone.
Sometimes, getting out of your usual routine is the best way to jumpstart a wellness program, and what better way than to plant yourself in beautiful surroundings? Here are a few ideas to get you started, but keep in mind, Bozeman takes healthy living seriously. Spend some time exploring your options, you’ll be sure to find a good fit!
History buff or not, exploring the museums in Bozeman is well worth the time. From dinosaur fossils to hanging gallows, the exhibits range from western culture to world history. Each museum is unique and well worth a visit, so set aside time to add a little education to your vacation!
There’s nothing like a good long soak in a natural hot springs. While it’s unquestionably relaxing, the benefits go beyond simply feeling good, the minerals contained in the water have many healing properties. Calcium and sodium bicarbonate boost circulation, and silica softens dry and rough skin. The heat can also temporarily block pain receptors and offer some relief from pain. Add in a cold plunge, and you’ve increased the health benefits even more. The cold plunge is a great exercise for blood vessels, nourishing your skin and organs with extra oxygen. The hot and cold plunge together is also a great stress reliever; when the body temperature rises then cools, it’s easier to relax and get a deeper sleep.
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What makes a charming town like Bozeman even better? A stay at a bed and breakfast. Whether it’s a historic home or a countryside retreat, each of these homes provide special surroundings, a comfy place to rest and a delicious breakfast. These beautiful accommodations are perfect for travelers wanting a more intimate experience.
Over the past decade, microbreweries have risen in popularity primarily for the local taste that is provided in each sip of the craft beer. Bozeman quickly became a hot spot and brewing hub and now plays host to many breweries each with a unique taste and style. To further increase the hand-crafted experience, each brewery in Bozeman has designed their tasting rooms to follow the style of the beer they create. These individualistic tasting rooms have became an exciting oasis for great drinks and conversations. These are our rankings for the best Bozeman brewery tasting rooms.
Whether it’s a vacation or a stay-cation, a spa treatment is a chance to step away from the fast track of life and give your mind and body some well deserved R&R. There are a variety of Bozeman spas, and their specialties are varied, so read on to find the one that best fits both your needs and your mood.
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.