Denver is the 10th coolest city in America, according to Forbes


DENVER, Colo. — Denver has been ranked the 10th coolest city in America by Forbes.

San Francisco took the top spot, followed by Seattle and San Diego.

The study reviewed the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S., using a variety of metrics such as recreational options like sporting events, parks and zoos, local restaurants, and access to reliable mass transit.

According to Forbes, Denver’s strengths are youth, coffee shops, and beer breweries, but the Mile High City falls short when it comes to small business growth, locally-owned restaurants, and diversity.

Here are the top 10 coolest cities:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. San Diego
  4. New Orleans
  5. Portland, Oregon
  6. San Jose, California
  7. Los Angeles
  8. New York City
  9. Boston
  10. Denver

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