As the largest city in a 600-mile radius, Denver attracts members of the LGBTQ+ community from all over the West and the world, resulting in a well-established gay nightlife, welcoming gay neighborhoods, gay-friendly hotels, and numerous annual events that draw huge crowds. AARP named Denver the #4 “Best U.S. Destination for LGBTQ Families in 2021,” and FamilyVacationist agreed.