When summer is here, Bozeman has more than a few things to do to celebrate the season. The warm months never seems to last quite long enough, so we like to make the most out of every moment. Here’s what you don’t want to miss during summertime in Bozeman.
Bozemanites want to spend every second outside when the weather is warm—it helps us stock up on summer feels for wintertime. That means even meals are a must to enjoy outside. For breakfast, Wild Crumb has outdoor seating. Treeline boats several picnic tables for a coffee pick me up. When it comes to dining, you can’t go wrong with Italian enjoyed al fresco by a stream at Blacksmith Italian. And drinking and dining go hand in hand with patios at Bridger Brewing, MAP Brewing, Bozeman Taproom, PLONK, and Lockhorn Cider House.
It isn’t summer in Bozeman without squeezing in a few river miles. You can rent or buy inner tubes, slip into a bikini, grab some beverages (canned of course), and head to the water. If self-shuttling isn’t in the cards, it’s easy to sign on with a guided rafting or fishing trip to dip your toes in.
Steaming Hot Springs
Just because the air is hot, doesn’t mean you should skip out on local hot springs in summer. Slide on a banging bikini and take the edge off evening mountain air when you go for a soak. Between Chico, Yellowstone Hot Springs, Bozeman Hot Springs and Norris, we’ve got this evening ritual on-lock in Big Sky Country.
With summer music faves in the BZN like Thursday’s Music on Main and August’s famed Sweet Pea Festival, melodies are a summer staple around here. This is cute-picnic-blanket, gourmet-dinner-to-go, looking-adorbs-for-your-boo kinda territory, with warm summer evenings transitioning into star-studded nights while you enjoy the strums and songs of local musicians. Get on board for this Bozeman summer evening tradition.
Shopping sprees are tons of fun no matter the season, and Bozeman is the place to add those perfect touches to your summer wardrobe. Slip into something sexy from EVRGREEN, the Root, or Cosmica for a night out on the town. Or get your mountain chica style going with outdoorsy goodies from Schnee’s. If you’re not looking for sundresses and hiking boots but just want to take a little something home with you, HeyDay makes home decor even more stylish.
Linger over Local Drinks
Don’t stop reading at the patio paragraph and think that’s all we’ve got going on. Local cocktails and craft brews for the road are the way to go. Whether we’re talking something boozy or even a locally roasted cold brew on nitro, you can take them with you as you take on summer. With brews of both sorts, you can get it to go—whether that means filling a growler or topping your eco-friendly cup and grabbing your reusable straw to take to the river. Get outside to soak in some rays!
That's just a smattering of the options when it comes to enjoying yourself in the BZN. #Summatimes are for squeezing every last drop of fun out of each day. Come check out what you've been missing here in Big Sky Country.
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