The city of Bozeman can be found within Gallatin County, in the south-west of the US State of Montana. The city is named after John M Bozeman, who established the gold rush route of the same name which connected Montana to Oregon in the 19th century. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bozeman will find that there is a good choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available within the city to suit all budgets and tastes. There are apartments and houses within the city itself, as well as extensive ranches to be found in the surrounding area.
Many visitors who have decided to spend their holidays in Bozeman will have chosen the city as a base for exploring the wide-open spaces of this unspoilt region of the United States. To the south of Bozeman lies the world’s first national park, Yellowstone. Famed for its wildlife, dramatic landscape and geothermal landmarks, the most notable being the ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, Yellowstone National Park is a popular destination amongst hikers, horse riding enthusiasts and mountain and rock climbers. The peaks surrounding Bozeman contain a number of ski resorts, the most notable being Bridger Bowl Ski Area and Moonlight Basin.
As well as providing tourists with the usual city amenities of shopping malls, a cinema, restaurants and cafés, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bozeman will also discover that the city boasts a number of historical and cultural attractions. Perhaps the biggest draws are the Museum of the Rockies, Story Mansion and Montana Arboretum and Gardens. The city’s Gallatin Historical Society Pioneer Museum provides visitors with an informative history of the city’s pioneering history from the 19th century.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bozeman will discover that the city has a dry, continental climate. Summers in Bozeman can be hot and dry, with temperatures often reaching the early-30’s degrees Celsius. In contrast, winter temperatures will often dip below zero degrees Celsius and temperatures of –10 degrees Celsius are not uncommon in mid-winter. The city’s annual average precipitation of 20 inches is much higher that that of most of Montana, and will often fall as snow in winter.
Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Bozeman will usually first fly to Chicago-O’Hare Airport (ORD), before taking an internal flight to the nearby Gallatin Field Airport (BZN). British Airways, United Airlines and American Airlines operate regular flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Chicago, whilst United Airlines and United Express operate regular connecting flights on to Gallatin Field Airport.