Big sky country, aka Montana, is nothing short of epic. From natural wonders like Yellowstone National Park to the beauty and heritage of the indigenous people of Indian country, Montana is a must visit state. A weekend in Bozeman is a great way to begin exploring.
Where to stay:
The Lark, in downtown Bozeman, is a modern hotel experience with simple, comfortable and unique rooms. It’s walkable to dozens of retail shops, restaurants and bars. It’s also dog-friendly and boasts a fun covered seating area outside with a wood-burning fireplace.
Where to eat:
Downtown Bozeman has lots of tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Breakfast at NovaCafe includes regular, gluten free and vegan menu options, plus freshly roasted coffee from Rockford Coffee right down the street. Grab-n-go lunch from the self-serve hot bar and salad bar at the downtown Community Food Co-op, is convenient and tasty.Dinner at The Sky Shed delivers specialty cocktails, sweeping views and farm-to-table menu options.
What to see:
- Enjoy the Bozeman Hot Springs with 12 different soaking pools ranging in temperature from 59 to 16 degrees.
- Rent bikes from Chalet Sports on Main St. and hit the Main St. to the Mountains Trail system to get a beginner’s taste of mountain biking and to explore Bozeman.
- Take in the beauty of the Cascade Creek on a hike at the Lava Lake Trail. It’s a 6-mile rocky hike that traverses through a thick evergreen forest and ends at beautiful lake. This is a moderately strenuous trail with an elevation gain of 1,600 feet. Note: hikers should carry bear spray.
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