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.
We get it, you came to Bozeman to enjoy the outdoors. You were so excited to hike, fish, mountain bike, rock climb, whitewater raft, and explore, but it's raining. Though rainy days in Bozeman aren't the regular, with over 300 days of sunshine, they do happen. When they do, you don't have to sit inside, just waiting for it to stop. So, we put together a list of ideas, activities, and places to visit to keep you busy when the sun isn't shining. Enjoy!
It’s true, girls do love to have fun and Bozeman is the perfect place to combine outdoor adventure with a little rest and relaxation. Choose to dine at our fabulous local restaurants or get outside and explore the mountains. Build your trip around some of our suggestions based on the number of days you'll visit--or try them all! You won't be disappointed. Here are a few ideas for a girls night or weekend away in Bozeman, Montana.
Bozeman, Montana is not your average, run-of-the-mill town. It's a town full of creativity and overflowing the talented artists that consistently produce amazing pieces of art. From these talented artists comes a wide range of art galleries, featuring all different types of artwork with diverse focuses. Take a look at some of the fantastic art galleries that call Bozeman home.
One of the enjoyable things to do while you are visiting a new place, is to check out the local museums. Bozeman is a great example. Bozeman is home to a handful of exceptional museums that will entertain and educate you on everything from dinosaurs to local history to computers. So take a walk through time as you explore some of Bozeman's most popular destinations. Here is our breakdown on what you need to know about museums in Bozeman.
We understand vacation expenses can add up quickly, especially if you're traveling with a family! However, you don't have to break the bank to visit Bozeman—we have some suggestions to help save on money without skimping on the fun! Living in Bozeman is, first and foremost, fun. Most everyone lives here for their love of the outdoors, and finding adventure is right outside your door. The first step to saving money? Act like a local. Pretend you live here, and instead of vacationing like you're on vacation, pretend you're just going about your day. It's incredible how little you need.
Bozeman's Sweet Pea Festival is arguably one of the highlights of everyone's summer. The annual celebration draws family and friends together to celebrate art, music, theater, food, and entertainment. This will be the festival's 43rd year, and while it will look a bit different, the creative minds behind it have found a way to make it happen at a safe distance. Sans the parade, the fun run, and the Bite of Bozeman, many of the festivities are still taking place in a modified form.
Summer arrived with the Solstice this year. The days suddenly seem long and warm. That free summer feeling is in full force, and nothing tastes better than sipping a cold cocktail in the warm sun. Restaurants and bars are at 75% capacity, so there is ample room to space yourself, and many of the establishments have outdoor decks or patios. Trust me, the lazy days of summer are here! The list is exhaustive; Bozeman is full of some serious mixologists, but here are a few of our favorites!
We love this time of year! Between snowstorms, the warm sun lingers longer in the day, bringing with it the urge to get out and about—to stretch the legs. This month brings some delightful weekend events, along with plenty of live evening entertainment. Runners take note, the annual Run to the Pub takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2020! A perfect way to kick-off the St.Paddy’s Day holiday!
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.