If you’re heading to Bozeman, Montana, soon and aren’t sure what to see and do, we’ve got you covered.
As Bozeman locals, we know the town intimately – and know all of the best places to eat, drink, shop, and hike. We’re rounding up a few of our must-see and must-do things in Bozeman to help you curate your trip.
WHERE TO EAT IN BOZEMAN
Tanoshii (Japanese Food)
What to expect: A Japanese-inspired menu brimming with locally sourced ingredients. Meaning ‘pleasant’ or ‘delightful’ in Japanese, Tanoishii lives up to its name. It’s casual enough for a mid-week bite, upscale enough for an intimate dinner, and delicious enough to return again and again.
What to order: Order the vegetable ramen bowl with a side of wok-seared brussels sprouts for yourself, and the Okonomiyaki Waffle for the table. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with the mochi donuts! Check out the menu ahead of time here.
Little Star Diner (Farm to Table)
What to expect: A sweet family-run, farm-sourced diner with a drool-worthy menu featuring local ingredients – many of which are grown by Little Star Diner themselves. A true farm-to-table experience, their menu shifts with the seasons to offer fresh, modern cuisine any time of year.
What to order: Ask for rooftop seating, and order the warm sourdough pita with cannellini bean hummus for the table. The menu is seasonal and changes often, but recently we’ve been loving the oyster mushroom ravioli with parmesan broth. Scope out the menu here.
WHERE TO GET COFFEE IN BOZEMAN
What to expect: Sustainable, small-batch, artisan coffee roasted locally. Opt for greenhouse seating at the roasting room on N. Wallace for a peek into how their coffees are made as you sip your espresso, or stop by the cafe at the Lark Hotel to enjoy the full menu.
What to sip: The espresso tonic with single-origin espresso beans for the classic coffee lover, or the bhakti chai for the tea lover. Look at the menu here.
WHERE TO SHOP IN BOZEMAN
What to expect: A high-end beauty store with an airy, approachable vibe. Shop their coveted collection of clean skincare, makeup, body, and wellness products, or book a restorative microcurrent custom facial or face massage for a pick-me-up your skin will love.
What to shop for: One of everything! ;-) But if we had to narrow it down: the OSEA Ocean Cleanser for every day, the Nature of Things Reparative Facial Moisturizer for the dryer months, and the Uma Pure Bliss Wellness Oil for self-indulgence. Take a peek at their online shop here.
What to expect: A funky but well-edited collection of fun indie labels, bespoke hats, and artisan goods from around the world.
What to shop for: A pair of vintage cowboy boots! We’ve got our eye on these ones. Poke around their online shop here.
What to expect: A local favorite, Hattie Rex is a go-to spot for thoughtfully handmade and personalized gifts from independent makers. (They also make the sweetest personalized dog tags so you can bring home an artful souvenir for your furry friend.)
What to shop for: An everlasting bracelet – permanent jewelry that truly lasts a lifetime.
What to expect: Apparel, accessories, and jewels for every moment of your day and life. Each piece is handpicked and inspired by our muse, the Heroine of the West – the kind of woman who can go from clinking champagne glasses to hiking mountaintops, host at home or travel afar, dress up or dress down. She’s the pinnacle of style and authenticity, and she dresses for her every day.
What to shop for: Dreamy springtime dresses to usher in the changing of the seasons.
WHAT TO DO IN BOZEMAN
Montana Trails Gallery
What to expect: A premiere fine art gallery showcasing a variety of talented artists of the West. An inspiring hub for art enthusiasts, artists, and collectors alike, Montana Trails Gallery has been foundational to Bozeman’s art scene since 1993.
Pete’s Hill Hike
What to expect: Panoramic views of Bozeman and stunning wide-open spaces stretching across 41 acres. In warmer months, it’s the perfect spot for an afternoon hike with several miles of trails looping in and around Bozeman, and in the winter it becomes a locally loved sledding destination.
When to go: We love heading out to Pete’s Hill whenever we can, but our favorite time to hit Pete’s Hill is on a quiet spring or summer morning.
Happy Box Late-Night Karaoke
What to expect: Two private karaoke rooms, delicious Korean-inspired eats, and late-night hours. Happy Box is a must-visit for night owls, karaoke aficionados, or anyone looking for a good time.
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Safe travels, and don’t forget to pay us a visit in the shop! (101 E. Main, can’t miss it.)