Family-sitting

parent family day

Odds are your entire extended family will visit you at some point during the year, and you’re going to want to show them a good time. To help you plan, we’ve organized some solid family activities by typical demographics—but that doesn’t mean your badass grandma can’t scale Gallatin Tower rather than shop downtown.

Active Parents

  • Hike the M
  • Bike the in-town trails
  • Raft the Yellowstone
  • Ride go-carts at Full Circle Racing
  • Ski Big Sky or Bridger Bowl

Sedentary Parents

  • Drive through Yellowstone Park
  • Attend a show at the Ellen Theatre
  • Go to a basketball game
  • Stroll downtown for dining and shopping
  • Tour campus

Hip Parents

  • Listen to some live music at a local bar
  • Go Latin dancing at Sizzling Salso
  • Explore the Emerson Cultural Center
  • Have breakfast at Nova Café
  • Watch a performance at Reynolds Recital Hall
  • Listen to some live music at a local bar
  • Go Latin dancing at Sizzling Salso
  • Explore the Emerson Cultural Center
  • Have breakfast at Nova Café
  • Watch a performance at Reynolds Recital Hall

Grandparents

  • Stoll up Peets Hill to watch the sunset
  • Drive up Bridger Canyon
  • Explore downtown Bozeman’s stores and restaurants
  • Go to Stockyard Café or Western Café for breakfast
  • Visit the Museum of the Rockies

Other outdoor activities:

  • Hike, bike, cross-country ski  and more in Hyalite Canyon
  • Enjoy a soak underneath the stars at Norris Hot Springs
  • Raft, zipline, and horseback ride with Montana Whitewater & Zipline
  • Fly fish the Madison river
  • Snowshoe Bear Canyon

 

 

 

 

Student Life, Outdoor Advice