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.
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.
Bozeman is mainly known for being a cozy mountain town with access to awesome skiing at Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl. People might also recognize Bozeman as the home of Montana State University. What you may not know is that Bozeman has a lot more to offer than just great skiing and a top-notch university. Here are a few of our favorite reasons that you should make Bozeman your winter vacation destination.
Wintertime in Bozeman is a wonderland with two world-class ski resorts. (Andrew) Sebrell
In Bozeman, the holiday season does not go unnoticed. Maybe it’s the soft snow blanketing the surrounding mountains, or the lights twinkling in our historic downtown – but each year, Bozeman comes to life with holiday spirit. In our opinion, it’s simply the most magical place to visit during the holiday season, and here are five reasons why.
As usual, the holidays are coming up faster than you were ready for, and you need to complete your gift list. Whether you're shopping strictly online this year or hitting the stores during your visit, Bozeman businesses have on-of-a-kind offerings to excite everyone on your list. We've made it easy for you with a list of shopping destinations in town, highlighting some local favorites. Note that many local companies in Bozeman offer online retail as well, so check out their websites for virtual holiday shopping that requires no masks or social distancing.
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!
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.
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.
When COVID-19 hit Montana, residents took notice. Following the state directives for sheltering in place, Montanans hunkered down and kept their distance throughout the spring. Streets were silent, snow was still falling, and we were patient. It paid off, and today, Montana enjoys the lowest number of cases per capita in the nation. We also have plenty of room to roam, which has made life somewhat more comfortable. There may not have been cars on the road, but there were boots on the trails as people made sure to enjoy the outdoors, which is what draws all of us here.