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.
Maybe because ski season ended early last year, or perhaps because they are nervous about spending too much time indoors this winter, but many people are already chomping at the bit for ski season to start! Social media feeds fill with shots of powder, and countdowns, until the lifts start turning, have begun. Our local ski areas are working diligently, putting measures in place to open safely.
While Bozeman averages 300 days of sunshine each year, there are still days when the weather doesn’t cooperate with plans to do things outdoors. Particularly as the season transitions into and out of winter, some days are just plain wet and cold. Not to mention, after a few days in the snow, sometimes you need a day indoors to thaw your fingers and recoup.
For the past 40 years, the Bozeman community has gathered downtown for the annual Christmas Stroll. Each year, the tradition marks the beginning of the season, with Santa leading the crowd down Main Street as the holiday lights brighten the sky. Food, libations, music, and shopping fill the area as people greet one another, excited for the season and the winter ahead.
If you ask a local what their favorite season is, there's a good chance the answer will be autumn. While this season doesn't have the frenetic pace of summer fun or the thrill of winter recreation, it provides some space between the two seasons, a little pause, of sorts—a moment to appreciate a slower pace of life and all the beauty of Bozeman.
If you've dabbled in fly fishing and want to try something new, pack up your rod and head up to the mountains. Alpine fly fishing is a true backcountry experience that incorporates hiking, mountain biking, or backpacking, fishing, and seeing some of the more remote parts of the Bozeman area. What altitude makes an alpine lake is different depending on who you ask, but those around Bozeman are between 6,000 and 10,000 feet.
Breaking News: American Airlines Announces A Daily, Seasonal, Nonstop Service to Bozeman from Charlotte, NC.
This winter, JetBlue will make it easier than ever for Floridians to find fresh powder in Bozeman with direct flights from Fort Lauderdale! Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) announced yesterday that JetBlue will begin a new winter seasonal nonstop service between BZN and Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL), on December 18, 2020. This exciting addition provides even more travel options for ski-seekers and Montana snowbirds looking to getaway.
Yellowstone National Park should be on everyone's bucket list.
Established in 1872, it was the world's first national park, and for many, it's most beloved. Comprised of 2.2 million acres, equating to 3,472 square miles, and home to the world's biggest collection of geysers, you could explore for days never see it all!