The Best in Escapes: 2019

by Blayden Thompson

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 2019 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 issue of Arizona 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 2019. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2019 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here (email by February 15, 2019 to confirm your placement).


Best Arizona Lake Escape: Lake Powell

Best Arizona Ski Resort: TIE between Arizona SnowbowlSunrise Park Resort

Best Northern Arizona Adventure: Sedona Pink Jeep Tours

Best Northern Arizona Annual Event: TIE between Prescott RodeoSedona Arts Festival

Best Northern Arizona Hike: TIE between Bear Mountain, Sedona & West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona

Best Northern Arizona Winery: Alcantara Vineyards

Best Orange County Resort or Hotel: Montage Laguna Beach

Best San Diego Resort or Hotel: Hotel Del Coronado

Best Sedona Resort or Hotel: L’Auberge de Sedona

Best Sedona Spa: Spa at L’Auberge

Best Southern Arizona Adventure: Kartchner Caverns

Best Southern Arizona Annual Event: Arizona International Film Festival

Best Southern Arizona Hike: TIE between Upper Javelina Trail & Mt. Lemmon Meadow Loop

Best Southern Arizona Winery: The Village Of Elgin Winery

Top Mexico Resort: Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort

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Best Sedona Resort or Hotel: Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock

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