• U.S. News & World Report releases an annual list of the country’s 100 Best Places To Live and Denver has held a spot in the top 15 for the past five years – based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life, among other categories.
     
  • TravelPulse named Denver one of the top “3 Best U.S. Destinations for 2022,” thanks to our metropolitan offerings – from dining to cultural experiences – as well as our 300 annual days of sunshine and proximity to the Rocky Mountains.
     
  • After undergoing a $175 million renovation/addition project, the Denver Art Museum was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best New Museums in the World: 2022 Hot List” in May 2022.
     
  • In August 2022, Architectural Digest named Denver Union Station among the “37 most beautiful train stations in the world.”
     
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre – the world’s only naturally formed, acoustically perfect venue – was the top-grossing, most attended concert venue of any size, anywhere in the world for 2021, according to Billboard Magazine.
     
  • Rocket Mortgage named Denver the eighth least stressed city in the U.S. in August 2022, citing the city's abundance of outdoor spaces, wellness establishments and mental health providers. 
     
  • Denver was named the No. 6 and No. 7 best bike city in American by AnytimeEstimate.com and Lawnstarter.com, respectively.
     
  • Harper’s BAZAAR proclaimed Denver among the “20 Best Places to Travel in 2021.”
     
  • Forbes named Denver one of the “top 10 cities best-positioned to recover from coronavirus.”
     
  • National Geographic included Denver in its list of “25 global destinations on the rise” in November 2020; and Denver is the only U.S. city included on National Geographic’s list of eight sustainable destinations for 2021 and beyond.
     
  • 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.
     
  • AARP named Denver No. 4 on its list of “10 best U.S. Destinations for LGBTQ Families in 2021.”
     

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

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