Fingers crossed, we're on the home stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's been a long year, and we're all anxious to get back to everyday life and worry-free traveling! While Bozeman is an excellent place to social distance, we still need to work together to mitigate the spread of the virus until vaccinations are available for everyone. It's shaping up to be a big summer with lots of visitors here in Bozeman. Vacations are booking up, and events such as graduation parties and weddings can commence again. So, it's important to be informed about the status of COVID-19 and local regulations as you plan your visit to Bozeman, Montana this summer.
Summer in Bozeman is a dream – easy access to hundreds of miles of hiking trails, scenic rivers for fly fishing and floating, and plenty of outdoor patios for sipping a cold beer. Not to mention, Yellowstone National Park is just a short drive away. So it’s not surprising that more and more direct flights to Bozeman are being added this summer, so that no matter where you are, you can easily experience a little slice of heaven here in big sky country.
In Bozeman, winter won't stop you from spending time outside. You'll have unmatched access to downhill skiing and snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, ice skating, and, yes, even some winter fly fishing. And when you're done, you'll be able to warm back up and relax outside in one of many hot springs in the area, all within an hour's drive from Bozeman. Soak up the healing, mineral-rich waters at one of these hot springs near Bozeman, Montana.
While you may not know it yet, Bozeman, Montana is the home base of many important and beloved products, born from the entrepreneurial spirit and bright ideas of those who call this place home. Bozeman may not be the Silicon Valley or Denver, but it does have a surprising amount of successful start-ups that have become nationally (and internationally) recognized brands. From outdoor gear to beer and sweet treats, you might be surprised to learn that some of these products were born here and are still headquartered here.
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.
Bozeman and its surrounding area is famous on a national scale for its pristine landscape, wild animals, and a sense of freedom that harkens back to a simpler time. It’s why many celebrities like Michael Keaton, John Mayer and Jeff Bridges claimed their piece of paradise here in the nearby Paradise Valley. Bozeman’s notoriety and reputation have been greatly shaped by pop culture, including movies, television and the famous personalities that have made southwest Montana their home.