While Bozeman offers enough to fill several days of vacation, you may find yourself with only a day in this little slice of paradise. Maybe you’re en route to Big Sky, staying for the night before you head to Yellowstone National Park, or maybe you found a cheap flight to visit this up-and-coming destination on the way to another city. Whatever your reasoning, you’ll want to plan ahead for your precious hours in Bozeman so that you can make the most of them. This 24-hour itinerary is a great starting point, with options to customize to your interests and tastes. Here are the top things to do in Bozeman with 24 hours.
There’s a reason you’ve heard of Bozeman. It’s a city that brings together all of the best things in life – access to nearly every outdoor activity imaginable, close proximity to the world’s first national park, a bustling downtown with a surprising range of restaurants and bars, and a welcoming community feel. With so many options, it can be difficult to pick and choose what you spend your precious days visiting doing. It’s a good problem to have, but we’re here to help guide you so you don’t get overwhelmed. When planning your trip, consider these top 10 things to do in Bozeman, Montana.
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.
Bozeman in the wintertime is something else. There’s a reason it draws more than 250,000 visiting skiers to the area each year. But for those who need more proof through cold, hard facts, we’ll break it down quantitatively. Here are some Bozeman winter statistics that add up to create the best place to visit during the colder months.
While winter is indeed beautiful in Bozeman, and the outdoor opportunities are plentiful, the short days and colder temperatures have a real effect on our bodies. The limited sunshine, which regulates our circadian rhythms, creates metabolic changes; serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitter, is decreased, and melatonin, which makes us sleepier and more prone to sadness, is increased. During winter (and a pandemic), we tend to be less social, spending more time indoors and less time with other people. This time of year, in Bozeman, the sun is setting around 4:30 p.m., which makes the days seem incredibly short!
Visitors who come in for a romantic Bozeman wedding may find they unexpectedly fall in love with the town. With so much to do, you can make the most out of even a quick trip. You don't even need to bring all your gear, to maximize outdoor fun. Here are a few things to do in Bozeman when you're here for a wedding.
Eating on the go doesn't have to sacrifice flavor. The mobile food scene in Bozeman is tasty and thriving, especially with all the breweries around town that demand delicious eats to go along with the carefully crafted brews. But where should you start your gastro tour of this town's wheeled dining options? Here are some of the best food trucks you can find around Bozeman.
In light of COVID-19, we want to be sensitive to the responsible and cautious habits that will keep from amplifying the effects of the situation in public spaces. As a result, we want to encourage you to find the escape you need, but look forward to the adventures to be had this summer. Working together is an integral part of life — so we are cooperating in our communities to stay indoors more and care for those around us.
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.
Bozeman is a dog lover’s town. With the mountains and rivers so close, dogs have plenty of room to romp and roam. But on those days when you don’t have a big adventure planned, Bozeman is set up with plenty of dog parks, so it’s easy to get them out for some exercise and playtime.