A small Montana town has been named the friendliest city in the U.S. according to Expedia.com.

As travelers begin to plan their spring and summer vacations,  Expedia is helping narrow down the possibilities by ranking the friendliest towns and cities for 2021.

Did a local provide an outstanding dinner recommendation? Were you greeted with smiles and hellos (or at least smiling eyes over a mask)? Was there just overall feel-good energy? These might be some of the random acts of friendliness that earned these towns the highest mentions of "friendly, friendliest, amiable," and other word associations and related linguistic connections based on Expedia.com traveler reviews from January 2019 to December 2020.

According to the ranking, Whitefish, Montana was named the friendliest city in the U.S. If you love the outdoors, Whitefish is a gateway to Glacier National Park and is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. In the winter, visitors can hit the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Here's a full list of the friendliest cities in the U.S. in 2021:

  1. Whitefish, Montana
  2. Sister Bay, Wisconsin
  3. Manitou Springs, Colorado
  4. Easton, Maryland
  5. Lihue, Hawaii
  6. Sierra Vista, Arizona
  7. Kennebunkport, Maine
  8. Chincoteague, Virginia
  9. Ogunquit, Maine
  10. Provincetown, Massachusetts
  11. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
  12. Kahului, Hawaii
  13. Alamogordo, New Mexico<
  14. Manhattan, New York
  15. Kapaʻa, Hawaii
  16. Bar Harbor, Maine
  17. Grants Pass, Oregon
  18. Deadwood, South Dakota
  19. Hilo, Hawaii
  20. Aspen, Colorado

Hawaii has the most cities in the Top 20 with four. Three cities in Maine also made the list. Whitefish, Montana is the only city in Montana that was featured on the list. More information about Expedia's ranking system can be found here.

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