Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time Inc.’s Sunset Announces the Winners of its 2016 Sunset Travel Awards, Revealing the Top Lodging, Food, and Attractions Throughout the American West

Time Inc.’s Sunset magazine, the premier guide to living in the West, announced the winners of the 2016 Sunset Travel Awards. The list showcases the year’s best hotels, food destinations, wineries, and other attractions throughout the American West, as chosen by Sunset editors, along with a panel of travel experts.
 Park City, UT
Photo by Cynthia Dial
“As a global tourism destination, as well as a hub for technology and cultural diversity, the American West is having its moment. This past year, California alone was the destination for over 257 million trips,” said Irene Edwards, Sunset’s Editor-in-Chief. “The region’s rich heritage, spectacular landscapes, and memorable experiences are reflected in this compelling shortlist of Sunset Travel Awards winners.”
Tofino, BC
Photo by Cynthia Dial

As we head into peak summer season, the Sunset Travel Awards will guide adventurers to the best in the region. From outdoor enthusiasts to adrenaline junkies, family road-trippers to food and wine lovers, travelers of all types can use this list of winners to plan where to go next: 
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Photo by Cynthia Dial

Best Adventure Town: Park City, UT
Best Beach Town: Tofino, BC
Best Food Town: Portland, OR
Best Girlfriends Getaway/Spa: Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, San Diego, CA
Best Shopping Destination: Santa Fe, NM
Best Wine Country Town: Paso Robles, CA
Best Bed & Breakfast: The Canyon Villa, Paso Robles, CA
Best Desert Hotel/Resort: The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, CA
Best Hotel/Resort for Families: Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp, CA
Best Hotel for Pets: Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach, OR
Best Restaurant at a Hotel/Resort: Imperial at Hotel Lucia, Portland, OR
Best Luxury Camping: Moab Under Canvas, Moab, UT
Best Mountain Hotel/Resort: The Arrabelle at Vail Square, a RockResort, Vail, CO
Best Water View Hotel/Resort: Puakea Ranch, Hawi, HI
Best Wine Country Hotel/Resort: Olea Hotel, Glen Ellen, CA
Best Microbrewery or Distillery: Green Flash Brewing Company, San Diego, CA
Best Vineyards/Tasting Room Experience: Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner, OR
Best Outdoor Music Venue: Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
Best Train Experience: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Durango, CO
Readers Choice Category: National Park: Denali National Park

“These days, traveling isn’t simply about getting away from home, but about satisfying other needs, like our stomachs or our souls,” said Christine Ciarmello, Sunset’s Deputy Editor of Travel. 

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