Iconic destinations, attractions and hotels will compete for top slots in the new Sunset Travel Awards // (c) 2006 John Bergez / Flickr.com
Iconic destinations, attractions and hotels will compete for top slots in the new Sunset Travel Awards // (c) 2006 John Bergez / Flickr.com
Will Portland, Ore. be selected as the Western U.S. best foodie destination? Look for answers at the Sunset Travel Awards. // (c) 2008 Thomas Hawk / Flickr.com
Will Portland, Ore. be selected as the Western U.S. best foodie destination? Look for answers at the Sunset Travel Awards. // (c) 2008 Thomas Hawk / Flickr.com

Fly anywhere in the Western United States, and on a clear day you might be lucky enough to see barren deserts, snow-capped mountains, mega cities, waving ribbons of farmland, massive rivers, sandy beaches and jagged coast line. Heck, the region is home to some of the biggest, tastiest and most unique destinations in the world, not to mention that it houses nearly 75 percent of the country’s national parks.

Now Sunset Magazine, the trusted publication known for its celebration of all things Western U.S., has the Sunset Travel Awards, the magazine’s first-ever awards program to celebrate the west’s premiere travel destinations.

“Each month, Sunset strives to point our readers in the direction of the West’s ultimate travel attractions, escapes and getaways,” said Peggy Northrop, Sunset Editor-in-Chief. “Our goal with the Sunset Travel Awards is to provide an invaluable travel resource to our readers as well as well-deserved acknowledgment to the tourism and hospitality professionals and proprietors who make our region one of the top destinations in the world.”

In search of the West’s standout how to buy levitra travel destinations, organizations and businesses, Sunset will issue awards in 33 different categories, including:
• Best Beach Town
• Best Food Town
• Best Ski Town
• Best New Cultural Attraction
• Best Wine Country Hotel/Resort
• Best Luxury Camping
• Best Amusement Park Ride
• Best Western Cruise
• Best Hotel/Resort for Pets
• Best Tasting Room/Vineyard Experience
• Best Hotel Dining
• Best Hotel/Resort for Families

Iconic destinations, attractions and hotels will compete for top slots in the new Sunset Travel Awards // (c) 2006 John Bergez / Flickr.com
Iconic destinations, attractions and hotels will compete for top slots in the new Sunset Travel Awards // (c) 2006 John Bergez / Flickr.com

Additional awards will honor outstanding new public attractions, including best National Park restorations, newly saved historic neighborhoods and expanded open spaces.

Award submissions are due by October 31, 2014. Finalists for each category will be selected by Sunset editors and featured on Sunset.com on January 15, 2015. The winners from each category will be voted on by the Sunset Travel Awards Advisory Board, which includes a dozen distinguished travel professionals from across the West.

While most of the awards require a written application and entry fee, Sunset editors also want to hear what readers think. So be sure to voice your opinions on Facebook, Twitter or other favorite social media channels using the hashtag #sunsettravelawards.

Sunset Travel Awards
www.sunset.com/travelawards