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Readers’ Choice Travel Awards 2018

We polled online readers to find out the top places to stay and play for our annual Readers' Choice Travel Awards. If a vacation (or staycation) is in your future, look no further.


Best Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line

Best Theme Park


Best Baja Hotel

Hacienda Guadalupe

Best Baja Winery

Lechuza Winery

Best Girls’ & Guys’ Getaway

Hard Rock Hotel

Best Overall

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Best Staycation Hotel

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Best Hotel Breakfast

Hotel Del Coronado

Best Waterfront/Beachfront Hotel

Hotel Del Coronado

Best Santa Barbara/ Ojai Hotel

Ritz Carlton Bacara


Best Orange County Hotel

Montage Laguna Beach

Best Sightseeing Company

Old Town Trolley Tours

Best Hotel Spa

Omni La Costa

Most Romantic

L’Auberge Del Mar

Best Travel Agent

Scott Dunn Private Journeys

Best Airline

Southwest Airlines

Best Las Vegas Hotel

The Cosmopolitan

Best LA Hotel

Tie: Terranea & Montage Beverly Hills

Best Business Hotel

Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Best Hotel Concierge

Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Best Palm Springs Hotel

JW Marriott Desert Springs

Best Weekend Getaway

La Casa Del Zoro


Best South Bay Hotel

Pier South

Best Downtown Hotel

The Pendry


Hippest Hotel

The Pendry


Best Golf Course

Torrey Pines Golf Course

Best Bay Area Hotel

Fairmont San Francisco

Best Ski Resort

Mammoth Mountain

Best North County Hotel

Park Hyatt Aviara


Most Luxurious

Park Hyatt Aviara


Best Local Air Charter

Schubach Aviation

Best Arizona Hotel

Tanque Verde Ranch

Best Hotel Restaurant

Vivace at Park Hyatt Aviara


Best Hawaii Hotel

Montage Kapalua Bay

Best Hotel Bar

Altitude Lounge at Marriott Gaslamp


Best Lake Tahoe Hotel

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort

Best Entertainment Venue

Belly Up

Best Local Winery



Best Family Friendly

Paradise Point

Best Hotel View

Paradise Point

Best Hotel for Teenagers

Paradise Point

Best Hotel Golf Course

St. Mark Golf Course at Lakehouse Resort

Best Attraction

(Tie): Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo

Best Hotel for Pampering

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Best Hotel Pool

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

Best Outdoor Activity

(Tie): Paddleboarding and Hiking

Readers’ Choice Travel Awards 2018

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