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The state motto of Montana, “Live and Let Live,” makes perfect sense when you are surrounded by the generous expanse of its landscape. That huge blue sky and the clean scent of pine needles cutting through the clear air just does something to your soul. You exhale, breathe a little deeper, and let go of all your worries. From its mountainous wilderness to the frontier spirit of its ranches and the whoop-it-up energy of its cities, Montana is a special place to let yourself roam.

Flights to Montana

The busiest airport in the state is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN), serving almost 900,000 passengers a year. It’s located in Belgrade, and is a small, manageable facility, with one terminal, designed in wood and stone.

Billings Logan International Airport (BIL), has almost as many passengers, with several non-stop flights from major hubs around the country. Depending on your point of origin, you can also book direct flights to Montana which will land in Missoula (MSO), Helena (HLN), Great Falls (GTF), and Kalispell (FCA). These smaller airports are also well-served by connections from BZN and BIL.

What to Do in Montana

This is a state for adventurers. Yellowstone National Park is one of the wildest corners of the country, and Glacier National Park also has its fair share of eagles and grizzly bears. In the warmer months, campers, hikers, and mountain bikers can head up into the trails of the mountains, while water-lovers indulge in whitewater rafting, canoeing, or the popular Montana pastime of “floating,” drifting in an innertube. Fly fishing is another favorite. The Blackfoot river is the most famous spot to go looking for “the big one”, but there are hundreds of miles of fishable waters around the state, all teeming with trout.

Once the snow hits, Montana becomes a frosty paradise for skiers and snowboarders. There are dozens of local “hills” to explore and enjoy, but the two big resort areas are Big Sky and Big Mountain. (They like things big in Montana.)

Advice for Tourists Visiting Montana

There’s never really a bad time to visit Montana, it just depends on how you plan to spend your days. For strenuous hikes, the mild shoulder seasons of spring and autumn are heavenly. If you’re planning to camp and splash around, July and August offer temps in the high 70s.

In the northern parts of the state and up in the mountains, the temperature has been known to drop to 30 even in the summer, though, so come prepared and remember to always dress in layers. Of course, winter is for snowsports, and hotels near the big resorts fill up quickly. Your best bet is to book early using our free hotel price comparison tool. You’ll absolutely want a car to make the most of Montana, so our free car rental comparison service should come in handy as well.  

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