Livingston Montana is the historic year-round gateway to Yellowstone National Park and a perfect home base to pick your path to winter paradise; whether you crave backcountry adventure, arts and culture, or a combination. This historic small town still looks like western film set, and is nestled along the historic Yellowstone River among four stunning mountain ranges.
Livingston offers a surprisingly sophisticated arts, literary and culinary culture. You’ll find a foodie paradise; enjoy destination dining, farm to table cuisine, steak houses, ethnic eateries, vintage cafés, and plenty of coffee shops, bars and two breweries. Livingston’s lodging options are diverse, ranging from the historic Downtown Murray Hotel – Anthony Bourdain’s pick for top ten hotels in the world – to luxury lodging, family budget hotels, or rustic cabins.
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Enjoy live music, theatre, literary and cultural events year-round. Tour the history museum and browse over a dozen art galleries. Treasure hunt at Downtown boutiques and antique shops for vintage, handcrafted and bespoke goods – and you’ll likely meet the maker, there are no chain stores Downtown.
Livingston is a winter wonderland for outdoor adventure, local’s favorite winter recreation includes; cross country skiing or snowshoeing, dog sled rides, ice skating, and soaking in outdoor Paradise Valley hot springs. Winter is the ideal time to visit Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding wilderness areas. The crowds and traffic lines are gone, all is quiet and bright, and wildlife is easy to spot against the snow. For a unique and magical view of Yellowstone, you can cross country ski or snowshoe on winter trails, and hiring a local guide will enhance your experience.
After a day of adventures, enjoy Montana’s legendary big sky at night around a campfire, star gazing, or boogieing to live music. Pick YOUR path to winter paradise in Livingston!