I remember the first time I came to Bozeman to ski. What stood out more than anything was the crisp air, bright blue skies, and a sense of calm. Surrounded by mountains, yet with plenty of room to roam, Bozeman offers a respite from the bustle.
Bozeman sits smack between two entrances to Yellowstone National Park, the north entrance, at Gardiner, MT, and the west entrance in West Yellowstone, MT, making it the perfect area to set up home base. Either entry is good access for a day trip or an overnight stay, or you could spend a few days looping through the park ending up back in Bozeman.
Traveling by car allows flexibility, but for those who would rather sit back and enjoy the scenery, bus service is available.
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.
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.
It’s no secret that Texans enjoy a complete change of scenery and often hit the slopes for winter vacations. Given that Colorado is just a state away, it’s logical that many people have frequented these resorts…until now. Getting to Bozeman from Texas is easier than you might think, and oh so much more fun.
Whether you're new in town or have lived here your whole life, loving Bozeman is a no brainer. Our little town is quite the heart breaker, charming the pants off just about anybody who sets down on its snow or soil. But small towns exist all over the country, so what is it exactly about this one that can convince people who are just traveling through to literally never leave?
Bozeman Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce our commitment to Pledge for the Wild, a collaboration between five western mountain towns working to enhance and preserve our wild spaces through visitordonations, education and outreach.
The flights into Bozeman keep getting better. This past week, Allegiant Airlines announced a direct flight to Nashville, TN, and JetBlue announced they would bring nonstop service from New York’s JFK and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Both flights will operate on a seasonal summer and winter schedule starting in June 2020.
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.