Aspen, Colorado Recognized with Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Award #1 Best Small City in the United States

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Condé Nast Traveler today October 5, announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Aspen, Colorado recognized as the #1 Small City in the United States.


More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they can’t wait to return to next. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The full list of winners can be found here.

“Aspen is honored to be recognized as Condé Nast Travelers’ Best Small City,” stated Eliza Voss, Vice President of Destination Marketing at Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA). We appreciate the recognition from such a prestigious publication and are flattered to sit alongside so many other wonderful destinations. This award underscores that our small-town charm with big city amenities resonates with visitors and residents alike. Aspen stands out as an authentic mountain town focused on responsible tourism, rich in arts & cultural offerings, with history around every corner, and year-round recreational opportunities for all abilities.”

The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Travelers’ website and celebrated in the November issue. 

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About Aspen, Colorado

Aspen, Colorado is an authentic, historic mountain town that is renowned for its year-round outdoor lifestyle, cosmopolitan cultural calendar, and bustling downtown ambiance. With an endless array of arts, culture, dining, and nightlife, Aspen is defined by an urbane feel that belies its small-town charm. An Aspen vacation is an experience that energizes the mind, body, spirit, whether soaking in mountain beauty and 300 days of annual sunshine, learning a new skill, feeding a fascination, or simply absorbing the mountain spirit. Located 18 miles east of Independence Pass, Aspen is nestled in the heart of the White River National Forest at the confluence of the Roaring Fork River, Hunter Creek, Maroon Creek, and Castle Creek, and encircled by the peaks of the Elk Mountain Range in the central Rocky Mountains. Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) is conveniently located only three miles from downtown Aspen. For visitor information, a complete calendar of events, or to book an Aspen vacation, visit, or call 1.888.290.1324 or 970.925.1940. Follow Aspen Chamber on Instagram and Twitter @aspenco and on Facebook @visitaspen.


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