Best Day Trips From Bozeman, MT
Bozeman’s best feature is the close proximity to ample adventures in glorious Southwest Montana. Whether you’re questing after adrenaline-fueled excursions or something more in line with stilettos-on-the-pavement shopping and munching your way around Montana, find your way here. Snuggle in for relaxation at the RSVP Hotel, and get geared up to live every Montana day to its fullest with day trips farther than the eye can see.
Living Large In Livingston
Home to celebrities and cowboys alike, Livingston has a main street reminiscent of dueling pistols and lawless road agents. At any of the bars, you can get drinks that would make even the most hardened of ranchers tear up. Whiskey Creek Saloon brings that classic mountain flavor to you in an iconic package of historic brick and glass. Between farmers markets and boutique shopping, all the way to world-class theater productions, you can easily burn a day just wandering and wondering in Livingston. Let the highway take you home for sunset over Bozeman, where you can sip some microbrews and nibble on custom-built fries on the rooftop at Bozeman Taproom.
Park It At Yellowstone National Park
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Park is life around these parts, and you don’t want to miss out on America’s first national park. The good news is, you don’t have to. With two entrances within two hours, Yellowstone is at your doorstep when your home away from home is Bozeman. The day gives you plenty of time to hit the sights throughout the park and still squeeze in a quick raft or zipline trip on your way back to Bozeman. Get the adrenaline up without having to break a sweat when you go with the pros at Yellowstone Raft Company. You’ll still make it back in time for a glammed-up Bozeman dinner at PLONK Wine on Main Street, where wining and dining goes hand in hand.
Get Underground At Lewis & Clark Caverns
It’s time to head underground—no crawling required—at Lewis & Clark Caverns. Just promise you won’t brag about “spelunking” on your Insta—all the cool kids call it caving. This up close and personal two-hour tour will open your eyes to natural wonders, the likes of which most people can’t even imagine. On your way back to Bozeman, take a moment to wander, letting the road take you to a relaxing soak down at Norris Hot Springs or up to Pompey’s Grill in Three Forks. Mosey back to Bozeman for a nightcap in Montana’s version of big-city nightlife. You can strut your stuff and dance it up at Bar IX, with cocktails aplenty to keep you going all night long.
Bouj It Up In Butte
Locals may laugh if you use boujee and Butte in the same sentence, but this historic town has its fair share of hidden gems. The underground art scene here is hopping, and you’ll find killer food tucked up in trendy corners of town. The Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation serves up smooth espresso with a side of delectable local art installations. You’ll find galleries and antique shops lining the streets, ensuring you’ll stumble upon that perfect one-of-a-kind find. Lunch can’t get better than organic bites from The Hummingbird Cafe, where you can scope out plenty of vegan and vegetarian eats to sate your appetite.
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