As the first wave of the pandemic lightened and people began to plan distanced travel (e.g. road trips and outdoor adventure vacations), AAA cited Denver as the most planned destination for road trips in 2020. Forbes and Moody’s Analytics named Denver one of the “top ten cities best-positioned to recover from coronavirus.” As vaccines became readily available across the country, travel search engine Skyscanner noted that Denver was one of the top 10 domestic destination searches.