A new survey from Livability.com ranked America's Best Home Base Cities for Road Trippers. Because of our proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Thunder Basin National Grassland, and Custer's Last Stand, Billings was ranked 8th in U.S.

The cost of living, natural scenery, and many things to do nearby were the main factors for the Magic City's high ranking on the list. The Top 5 Cities for Road Trippers were:

  1. Twin Falls, Idaho
  2. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  3. Chattanooga, Tennessee
  4. Easton, Pennsylvania
  5. Tallahassee, Florida 

The road trip route is essential for any drive across the Treasure State. Jumping off the interstate can turn into a full day of discovering new parks, landmarks, and eateries.

One of the favorite Montana Routes for Road Trippers is Billings to Bozeman. Along the way you can visit Sacajawea Park in Livingston, see the Grizzly Encounter, and unlimited places to pull off and take in the landscape.

Two other favorite Road Trip Routes Across Montana from Livability.com:

Bozeman to Helena with a detour to Boulder to visit Elkhorn Ghost Town, the remnants of an 1800s silver-mining town. Helena back to Billings with a stop at Canyon Ferry Lake for a bit of boating or fishing.

What's your favorite town to town road trip route to drive in Montana?