Fortunately for Valley residents, they need only venture a few hours north or south to find some of the very best the state has to offer. What’s more, Arizona is neighbor to some of the worlds most sought after destinations. From the gorgeous red rocks of Sedona to the beautiful beaches of California AZ Foothills readers share their choice escapes in Arizona and beyond.
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!
THE WINNERS LIST: ESCAPES
Best Arizona Lake Escape: TIE between Lake Pleasant and Lake Powell
Best Arizona Ski Resort: Arizona Snowbowl
Best Northern Arizona Adventure: Bearizona Wildlife Park
Best Northern Arizona Annual Event: Sedona Arts Festival
Best Northern Arizona Hike: West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona
Best Northern Arizona Winery: Alcantara Vineyards
Best Orange County Resort or Hotel: TIE between Montage Laguna Beach and Ritz Carlton Dana Point
Best San Diego Resort or Hotel: Bahia Resort Hotel
Best Sedona Resort or Hotel: Arabella Hotel Sedona
Best Sedona Spa: Spa at L’Auberge de Sedona
Best Southern Arizona Adventure: Tucson Botanical Gardens
Best Southern Arizona Annual Event: Viva La Local Food Fest
Best Southern Arizona Hike: TIE between Colossal Cave Mountain Park and Sabino Canyon Trail
Best Southern Arizona Winery: The Village Of Elgin Winery
Top Mexico Resort: The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
Best San Diego Resort or Hotel: Pendry San Diego
Best Orange Country Resort or Hotel: Pelican Hill