The Best Escapes for Phoenicians: 2013


Even those of us with the most civic pride need to get away once in a while – many of us make our escapes in August, of course. From Telluride to Vegas casinos, San Diego homes to travel sites, here are Arizona Foothills Magazine’s top picks for top nearby escapes.

These are the winners of Best Of Our Valley 2013 in the Escapes category – the best of the best in Arizona. The winner each category this year will be featured in Arizona Foothills Magazine’s March 2013 issue, a tell-all guide to the coolest people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winner with the most total votes will be featured on the cover of Arizona Foothills Magazine’ s Best Of issue (but we aren’t telling who won the cover just yet!). All those who won this year can download their 2013 Winners logos here.

To nominate a business, person or item for the 2014 contest, e-mail by September 1, 2013. 

Best Aspen/Telluride Resort

WINNER: The Peaks at Telluride

The St Regis Resort Aspen
Hotel Jerome
The Little Nell
The Gant Aspen

Best Greer Resort/Lodge

WINNER: Hidden Meadow Ranch

Greer Lodge Resort and Cabins
Molly Butlers
Greer Peaks Resort

Best Las Vegas Casino

WINNER: Mandalay Bay

The Cosmopolitan
Caesars Palace
The Aria
MGM Grand

Best Las Vegas Pool

WINNER: Aria- Liquid

Cosmopolitan- Marquee
Hard Rock- Rehab
MGM – Wet Republic
Encore/Wynn- Encore Beach
Mirage- Bare
Tropicana- Nikki Beach
Palms- Ditch Fridays

Best Las Vegas Resort


Red Rock (off the strip)
Four Seasons (off the strip)

Best Los Angeles Resort

WINNER: Shutters on the Beach

Four Seasons
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Mondrian Los Angeles
The London West Hollywood
W Hollywood
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Hotel
Hollywood Roosevelt

Best Orange County Resort

WINNER: The Balboa Bay Club and Resort

Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
St. Regis Monarch Beach
The Montage
Pelican Hill
Terranea Rancho Palos Verde

Best San Diego Resort

WINNER: Tower 23

Hotel Del Coronado
L’Auberge Del Mar
Four Seasons Aviara
Hotel Parisi
The US Grant
La Valencia
The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Best Sun Valley Resort

WINNER: Knob Hill Inn

Sun Valley Lodge

Best Travel Website



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