Accolades


Boulder Tops the Lists

Boulder, Colorado has won many accolades for its recreation, culture, health and overall quality of life.

 2012
Top Ten Foodie Cities – 
Livability.com, January 2012
Best Underrated College Towns – NextGen Journal, February 2012
Top Sommeliers of 2012 (Pizzeria Locale) – Food & Wine, April 2012
#1 “America’s Most Creative Cities” – Richard Florida’s Creative Class Index, June 2012
20 Best Vacation Destinations – Frommers, June 2012


2011

Top 10 Winter Towns – National Geographic Traveler, January 2011
10 Great College Towns – US News & World Report, February 2011
#1 “America’s 15 Most Active Cities” – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Study February 2011
Happiest and Healthiest City – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, March 2011
America’s Best New Bars (Oak) – Food & Wine, April 2011
#9 “Top 25 Small Cities for Art”– AmericanStyle magazine, June 2011
10 Great Places for City Cycling– USA Today, July 22 2011
10 College Towns with the Best Food– The Daily Meal, September 14 2011
#1 Most Educated Metro Area – US Bureau of Labor Statistics, October 2011
50 Best Bars in America (Oak) – Food & Wine, December 2011
5 Great College Towns for Winter Enthusiasts – US News, Dec 2011
#7 “Top US Travel Destinations for 2012″ – Lonely Planet, December 2011

 

2010
Top 25 Destinations in the US – TripAdvisor, January 2010
#4 “Eleven Most Bike Friendly Cities in the World” – Virgin Vacations, January 2011
Happiest and Healthiest City – Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, February 2010
#3 America’s Best Bike Cities – Bicycling magazine, May 2010
America‘s Best College Towns – MSNBC.com, June 25, 2010
#9 “Top 25 Small Cities for Art” – AmericanStyle magazine, June 2010
10 Best Cities for the Next Decade – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, July 2010
America‘s Top Adventure Towns – NationalGeographic.com, September 2010
America‘s Foodiest Town – Bon Appetit, October, 2010
Best College Football Towns – Associated Press, October, 8, 2010
America’s “Brainiest” City – Portfolio.com, December 2010

 

2009
Top 10 Bargain Ice-Skating Rinks (The Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza) –TripAdvisor, February 2009
#1 Top Chef (Hosea Rosenberg) – Bravo’s Top Chef: New York, February 2009
The West’s 20 Best Small Towns – Sunset magazine, March 2009
Top Ten Best Midsize Metropolitan Areas – bizjournals.com, March 2009
#1 “America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well” – Forbes.com, May 2009
Top 10 Travel Destinations (Celestial Seasonings Free Tour) – USA Weekend, May 15, 2009
Best Places to Live – The 30 Coolest Neighborhoods in America – Men’s Journal, June 2009
#8 “Top 25 Small Cities for Art” – AmericanStyle magazine, June 2009
#1 “Best Cities for Gen Ys” – BusinessWeek.com, June 2009
Ten Top Wine Destinations – Food & Wine, July 2009
25 Coolest Film Festivals (Boulder International Film Festival) – MovieMaker mag, Summer 2009
#1 “Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid” – Backpacker magazine, August 2009
#1 “The Most Eco-Enlightened U.S. Colleges” – Sierra magazine, August 2009
America‘s Coolest College Towns – Travel + Leisure, September 2009
#4 America’s Best Running Cities – Runner’s World, December 2009

 

Adapted from http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/media/media-kit/boulder-tops-the-lists/