When traveling some choose to visit coastal towns, but for me, there's nothing better than a beautiful mountain town. Thrillist compiled a list of the "Best Mountain Towns to Visit in America" and a local favorite made the list!

Our very own Livingston, Montana was selected as one of 15 towns across the country to visit. When highlighting Livingston they loved the rustic western mystique, densely packed collection of saloons and eateries, walkable Main Street, and the town's artistic freedom.  They described Livingston as a

magnet for free spirits and outdoorsmen alike, with everybody from Wild Bunch director Sam Peckinpah to Bourdain, Jeff Bridges, and Robert Redford drawn to the area’s unparalleled fly fishing, rafting, and more . . . chances are you’ll be back at the Murray come sundown, ready to hear stories about the city’s wild past while embracing its vibrant present.

Below is the full list of Best Mountain Towns to Visit in America. Have you been to any of these towns? I've only been to a few. . .

Taos, New Mexico

Lake Placid, New York

Telluride, Colorado

I've had the opportunity to visit Telluride, a former Victorian mining town in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. This town will take you back to the old west and is surrounded by the beautiful San Juan peaks.

Bend, Oregon

Truckee, California

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Asheville, North Carolina

Park City, Utah

Lewisburg, West Virginia

Homer, Alaska

When my dad and I drove (yes, we drove!) to Alaska this town was a must-see on our trip. It's known as "The Halibut-Fishing Capital of the World" and they weren't lying! We caught some amazing halibut. While you're there be sure to drive onto the Homer Spit (the world's longest road into ocean waters) and grab a drink at the iconic Salty Dawg Saloon.

Woodstock, Vermont

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Livingston, Montana

I love Livingston - though make sure you hold onto your hats while your there.

Leavenworth, Washington

Jackson, Wyoming

On the other side of Yellowstone and serving as the gateway to the Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole is truly a unique town that is full of shopping and tourist activities.  While you're there be sure to check out the Snake River.  Though if you're going to take a dip in the river, just make sure there's no snow in the forecast - I know from experience that it can get cold very fast!


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