An international travel publication has named Bozeman one of the “10 Best Small Towns in America.” last week ranked the best cities based on population (all under 50,000), draws like great local food, interesting museums and cultural points, and noteworthy natural attractions or outdoor adventures.

A college town with an artsy vibe, Bozeman “is a nature-lover’s paradise, no matter the season,” the website states.

The article cites Bozeman as a base for fly-fishing, skiing, rafting and exploring Yellowstone National Park. In addition, the Bozeman Symphony and Shakespeare in the Parks are mentioned as popular activities.

Other towns that made the list were Sedona, Ariz., Heraldsburg, Calif., and Walla Walla, Wash.

Large cities may get the most media attention, said, but for savvy travelers, small towns are the best-kept secrets.

“In a time when ‘authentic’ is a travel buzzword, these hamlets are attracting visitors with an often unexpected – and surprisingly sophisticated – array of independent and locally-minded cultural, outdoor, and culinary offerings, all minus the urban price tags,” the article states.


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