The Best in Stay & Play: 2018

Who says you need to leave home to have a great time? Arizona is a vacation destination for those around the world meaning you can enjoy the best resorts and accommodations right in your own backyard. Here are readers top picks for stay and play in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2018 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2018 issue of AZ Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2018. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2018 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Casino: Talking Stick Resort and Casino

Best Downtown Phoenix Hotel: Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape

Best Lobby Bar: The Phoenician

Best Movie Theatre: Harkins

Best Dine In Movie Theatre: Studio Movie Grill

Best Pet Resort/Boarding Facility: Sonoran Desert Pet Resort

Best Place to Discover Your Inner Artist: The Brush Bar

Best Pool Party: Hotel Valley Ho

Best Relaxing Resort Pool: The Wigwam

Best Resort: The Wigwam

Best Valley Adventure Experience: Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company

Best Valley Hiking: Camelback Mountain

Most Luxe Accommodations: The Wigwam

AFM Faves

Best Casino: Desert Diamond Casino

Most Luxe Accommodations: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Best New Resort: Mountain Shadows

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