If the word leaks out about Bozeman a little more each day, then Livingston seems to be the new best-kept secret in the Gallatin Valley. Just 30 minutes down the pass from Bozeman, Livingston is a dream of a small town. It sits right off the interstate that will take you into Yellowstone but still feels like more of a getaway than buzzing Bozeman. It’s a bit of the best of all worlds. Want one of the greatest cups of coffee in the state? Pop into Coffee Crossing’s corner shop. Looking for great local conversations in a café that’s filled with pillows, old couches, and window seats? Hit Chadz. Artisan lunch is just down the road at Gill’s or Mustang Café, while authentic Thai cuisine waits at Big Sky Thai. All of this activity takes place within just a few quiet blocks, made up mostly of old buildings and old souls.