It's vacation season in Montana and we recently shared 5 locations outside of the state that you could travel and save, but what about those looking to stay put?

As folks are struggling to make ends meet across the state, some Montanans have tough decisions to make regarding their budgets and for many families, one of the first things to go is family vacations. However, for those who are looking for family time and a few activities to do together, you have options right here in Big Sky Country.

Two Montana towns just made the list of the best "Staycations" in America.

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Our friends at WalletHub took a trip across the United States to find the best locations for staycations and here in Montana, two popular cities made the list. Before we reveal which two Montana towns are perfect for a staycation, check out these great Montana road trip destinations.

5 Of Montana's Best Road Trips

For those looking to hit the highway, Montana has over 70 thousand miles of open road and many of those roads lead to some of the most beautiful places in the world. If you love a good road trip and want to spend time with family or friends, here are 5 of the best Montana road trips.

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Which two Montana towns made the list for "best staycations"?

According to the data, when it comes to the perfect Montana staycation, you can't do much better than the two cities of Billings and Missoula.

Source: WalletHub

While some locals might not agree with the two choices, WalletHub used the following metrics to determine the rankings of all the destinations that made the list.

  • Recreation Rank
  • Food and Entertainment Rank
  • Rest and Relaxation Rank

So which Montana city scored the highest? According to the data, Missoula comes out on top with an overall ranking of 51 followed by Billings with a ranking of 64. Both cities have multiple things going for them as both are relatively close to National Parks and the fact that the two cities are the largest in the state certainly doesn't hurt.

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With ample restaurants and activities, both Billings and Missoula offer Montanans an opportunity to unwind and enjoy some of the best of what The Treasure State has to offer.

Where is your favorite Montana staycation? What makes it so great? Let us know by sending us a message on our radio station app.

The Most "Montana" Towns In Montana

If you're looking for the best that Montana has to offer, you might want to start by asking a local and that is exactly what we did. We wanted to know which Montana towns were the most "Montana" and who better to ask than the folks who were born and raised in The Treasure State?

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The Most Popular Lakes In Montana

Montana is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country and with over 3000 lakes across The Treasure State, those who are looking to spend time on the water, have lots of options. From the biggest natural water lake west of the Mississippi to the crystal clear waters in our National Parks, check out the most popular lakes in Montana.

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