We may not be as posh as New York or as high up as Denver, but Bozeman does have some traits like bigger cities. Bozeman boasts many unique neighborhoods, each with their own character, vibe, and attractions. Here are a few areas of the city we recommend you visit.
Downtown Bozeman is a vibrant and charming destination that offers plenty of activities for visitors on vacation. Start your day with a stroll down Main Street, where you can explore art galleries, boutique shops, and restaurants. Visit the Bozeman Farmers' Market, which operates every Tuesday and Thursday from June to September, for fresh produce and handmade crafts. You can also take a guided tour of the historic downtown area. You won’t want to miss your chance to explore it.
The Cannery District is a mixed-use business and residential area that has been built up around the site of the old Bozeman Canning Company. Here you’ll find some fantastic local shops and restaurants on a unique parcel of land on the edge of Bozeman. Home to Wildrye Distilling, Devil’s Toboggan, and more, this neighborhood of Bozeman is extremely walkable in any weather.
The area around Seventh Avenue, one of Bozeman’s main thoroughfares connecting the highway to downtown, is one of Bozeman’s hottest up-and-coming areas for lodging, shopping, dining, and entertainment. While it still has a little ways to go in the beauty department, you will find an excellent selection of food trucks, newly renovated boutique hotels, restaurants, secondhand and vintage shops, and more. Midtown is also home to Bozeman’s newest music venue, The ELM, which is getting bigger and bigger artists every year.
College Street and Montana State University
College Street runs East and West along the edge of Montana State University. Walking the campus is an excellent way to find some gorgeous views of the mountains and get a feel for college life in the city. Along College street, you will also find two of Bozeman’s most iconic places to visit: Pickle Barrel sandwich shop and Story Mansion.
The area is part residential and part commercial, and it definitely has its own character. Full of creatives and coffee lovers, the North Side is a great place to slow down, see some art and natural beauty, and eat some yummy pastries (try Wild Crumb) with your coffee. Sign up for a class at Starlite Bozeman, the local dance hall which also doubles as an event space.
Visitors can have an incredible amount of fun exploring Bozeman, Montana. With a range of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and scenic views, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this charming and picturesque town.
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