Metro Denver


When visitors come to Denver for business or pleasure, they are likely to spend time in the heart of downtown Denver. Six of the top 10 attractions for metro Denver visitors are located in downtown Denver, and the 16th Street Mall remains the top visitor destination.


  • 2018’s visitor log clocked in at 31.7 million, representing a 13-year growth in tourism for Denver
  • LoDo Historical District is Denver’s happening historical district and is filled with turn-of-the-century warehouses, now home to 148 brewpubs, sports bars, restaurants and rooftop cafes
  • 2018 brought the addition of 4,650 new hotel rooms
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64.5 Million

travelers to Denver International Airport

17.3 Million

overnight visitors in 2018

$750 Million

in economic impact

Denver continues to attract increasing numbers of visitors, with 17.3 million overnight visitors in 2018 according to VISIT DENVER. Overnight visitors spent $5.6 billion in 2018. The growth in overnight visitors and total expenditures on overnight trips was driven particularly by an increase in leisure travel and spending, reflecting Denver’s growing reputation as a destination. In fact, leisure visits to Denver are up 65%, versus 24% nationally, since 2006.