Welcome to Missoula
Missoula regularly turns up near the top of the list for travelers' favorite small cities in America. With a walkable, low-rise city center, plenty of riverside walking trails, the in-town University of Montana and a palpable sense of civic pride, it's not difficult to see why. Missoulians love to get outside, and summer means an almost endless stream of farmers markets, concerts in the park, outdoor cinema and similar celebrations of community life, while students from the University of Montana ensure a real sense of energy coursing through its streets. Patio seating is the rule not the exception, and an afternoon outing will surely involve some human-powered activity on the miles of urban and foothills trails. The wandering Clark Fork River is popular with stand up paddleboarders where it cuts through town, and is a fly-fishing magnet downstream. Put simply, it's one of the most agreeable urban spaces in the West.