1. Glacier National Park
Bozeman has become pretty popular and trendy, at least as far as rural western cities go, and I've seen mentioned repeatedly in articles about top trendy hipster cities in the U.S. However, it seemed to maintain a friendly and mellow vibe when I visited. Scenic quiet, mountains, and skiing nearby. Certainly interesting to see the contrast of hipsters and cowboys. Seems to be up and coming in tech, entrepreneurship, and conservation from what I've read. Personally, I was a bit disappointed. There is much potential, but for all the hype I read and having been to places like Austin, Portland, and Asheville, I thought there might be a little more going on. Granted I was only there for a day. I think it's a cool place and definitely if you're into winter activities it's worth a visit. Montana is a beautiful state and if you're looking to take a trip through and maybe have your sites set on Yellowstone National Park, a side excursion to Bozeman would be a worthwhile detour.
I really liked Missoula, more than Bozeman actually. Bustling but not overcrowded or busy. Clean and healthy food options. Just something about it I really liked. I only passed through for lunch and to drive around the center a bit. Good stop if you're on your way between Bozeman and Seattle. Alternate option to fly into or otherwise begin an excursion to Glacier National Park.