Spring in Bozeman is a wild mix of warm, sunny days, followed by random snowstorms. It happens every year, and yet every year, everyone forgets that this is normal. Some call it the false spring; others call it mud season. One thing is sure; you'll find people out and about ready to soak up the sun and start adventuring. While the weather can be fickle, it's generally comfortable, and a little spring snow typically doesn't stick around.
When is the best time to visit Bozeman? Honestly, there isn’t a wrong time to visit. Bozeman may get cold, but it averages 300 days of sunshine each year and has enough outdoor recreation and cultural activities to keep you busy any time, even if it’s raining. Depending on your flexibility, there are some tricks the locals have up their sleeve which can make visiting extra special. Here's the good and bad about each season to help you decide when to visit.
Yellowstone National Park is a vast 2 million acres of stunning scenery, fascinating geological features, wildlife, and recreation — it takes more than a day to explore this country! The Park continues to see record numbers of visitors, so planning your stay in advance is essential. This isn’t one of those vacation destinations where you can expect to find a place to stay once you are here; you’ll need to book well in advance, particularly during the summer months. Including Bozeman, there are several options of cities to stay in near the Park, depending on where you want to explore. Here are the most popular places to stay near Yellowstone National Park and the pros and cons of each.
Back in the day, Bozeman flew under the radar. Those who enjoy mountaineering knew about the incredible skiing, fishing, climbing, and backpacking, but they kept it on the DL. At the time, the airport was small, with a few flights and only a handful of hotels. The Western Café was the central breakfast spot, and, given its agricultural background, many people considered Bozeman a cowboy town.
Yellowstone, the world's first national park, holds over 2 million acres of dynamic landscapes, magnificent wildlife, and an impressive collection of hydrothermal features; in fact, over half of the world's geysers are located in Yellowstone. Because it's a vast amount of land to cover, it's essential to plan your time carefully. Each area is gorgeous in its own right, and each offers different opportunities. Here's everyone you need to know about visiting Yellowstone National Park this year.
Get ready, girls! If you're planning an adventurous bachelorette party, put Bozeman at the top of the list. Not only is this vibrant town full of outdoor activities, but the dining, shopping, and accommodations also have an urban flair you wouldn't expect from a town tucked up in the Montana mountains. To have the time to enjoy the area, we suggest arriving on Thursday and departing Monday. (Bonus: There are now 29 non-stop flights from major cities across the United States!) Here are some suggestions to help you plan the perfect bachelorette party in Bozeman, Montana.
Full of great chefs, entrepreneurs, and an appreciation for locally sourced foods, the Bozeman restaurant scene is incredible. We may be tucked up in the mountains, but our kitchens easily compete with those in urban areas. Even amidst the pandemic, new places have emerged, and more are on the way! In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite new places to eat in Bozeman, Montana.
Exploring Bozeman’s great outdoors can feel larger than life. Breathtaking scenery, adrenaline-pumping adventure, and the calming, serene effects of nature. Experiences range from simple to extreme; short day trips to multi-day, backcountry excursions. And whether you are new to the sport, or a seasoned participant, there are advantages to hiring an outfitter and going with a guide.
Serious hikers know the fun doesn't end with summer; winter hiking is gorgeous! The glistening snow and crisp air are refreshing, and the mountains take on a whole new feel. It seems quieter and the pace a little slower.