• U.S. News & World Report ranked Denver the #2 best place to live in the country, based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life among other categories. For the last three years, Denver has earned a spot among the top three in the rankings.

  • 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.

  • According to a 2020 study from the National Endowment for the Arts, Denver leads the nation in attendance rate at performing arts events and exhibitions.

  • In the first half of 2021, Denver International Airport (DEN) was the third busiest airport in the world.

  • In December 2019, DEN was ranked the #2 airport in the U.S. in the second annual Wall Street Journal airport rankings. The rankings scored the 20 largest U.S. airports in on-time reliability, value, convenience and more factors that matter most to travelers.

 

In the 2020 World Airport Awards, Denver ranked in the Top 10 for the following categories:

  • Best Airports with 60-70 million Passengers: ranked 5th, making DEN the highest-rated North American airport in the category
  • Best Airport Staff in North America: ranked 4th and second highest ranking U.S. airport in the category
  • Best Regional Airport in North America: ranked 2nd
  • Best Airports in North America: ranked 4th
  • World’s Best Regional Airport: ranked 7th, one of only 2 U.S. airports on the list