Lonely Planet named Denver one of the “Top Ten Cities in the World to Visit in 2020,” citing The Mile High City’s creative energy, culinary scene and new cultural attractions. Popular UK travel publication, Rough Guides, crowned Denver the “Top Worldwide City to Visit in 2020,” focusing on the city’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains, the vibrant music and cultural scene and its neighborhoods. Forbes.com placed Denver among the “Top 25 U.S. Cities to Visit in 2020” due to its urban adventure opportunities, barrage of new restaurants and new boutique hotels.

Thrillist Travel named Denver among the top places in the world to travel for a big trip in 2019 due in part to its avant-garde arts scene, new hotels, trendy nightlife and revamped neighborhoods. In 2019, AFAR Magazine editors named Denver among the top 10 places on the planet to travel to in September. WalletHub ranked Denver among the “best summer travel destinations” of 2019, as well as the #5 “best winter holiday destination.” Kayak ranked Denver the #1 “cheapest winter destination” in 2019 as well as the #1 “most wallet-friendly destination.” And Travel + Leisure dubbed Denver among the top 2019 “destinations to travel for a cheaper trip.”