Colorado 4th most popular state for vacations

Sara B. Hansen

Colorado ranks fourth on the list of most popular states for getaways, according to's study analyzing Google searches for packages, rentals, and prime spots across the country.

The survey shows Colorado ranked fourth with an average of 29,840 monthly searches.

Florida ranks first with 155,110 searches. Hawaii's second with 125,590 monthly searches, and California ranks third with 30,680.

According to research from the Colorado Tourism Office, visitors annually contribute $1.5 billion in state and local taxes.

More than 84 million tourists visited Colorado in 2021 and spent $21.9 billion. Tourism supports more than 1 million jobs.

Colorado's top attractions

U.S. News and World Report named the following 15 locations as Colorado's top tourist destinations:

  • Telluride
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Denver
  • Aspen
  • Breckenridge
  • Vail
  • Colorado Springs
  • Boulder
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
  • Grand Junction
  • Crested Butte
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park

Comments / 6

Published by

Sara is the Denver news manager for NewsBreak. She's held editing roles at The Denver Post, The Des Moines Register, and The Fort Collins Coloradoan.

Denver, CO

More from Sara B. Hansen

Comments / 0