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TripAdvisor: Telluride named a top travel destination for 2015

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Award-winners were determined using an algorithm that primarily measured the year-over-year increase in positive TripAdvisor traveler review ratings on accommodations, restaurants, and attractions, across destinations worldwide.

“The TripAdvisor community has helped surface some unheralded destinations across the globe that are receiving rave reviews from travelers worldwide,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “From the boardwalks of the Jersey Shore to the temples of Vietnam, these award-winners offer highly-rated options for accommodations, restaurants and activities to inspire those planning their vacations for the new year.”

Here is the complete list:

1. Wildwood, N.J.

This classic boardwalk beach town offers wide sandy beaches, retro “Doo-Wop” era motels, Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Waterparks, and the popular Wildwood Boardwalk, which one TripAdvisor reviewer referred to as, “A great time, whether walking, shopping, or relaxing.” After fun in the sun, travelers can head to the Crab and Seafood Shack, where the portions are “huge, fresh and outstandingly delicious.”

2. Nags Head, N.C.

Offering 11 miles of shoreline, this summer hotspot is home to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern U.S., described by TripAdvisor travelers as a “must see.” Visitors can satisfy their appetites at the consistently top-rated Kill Devil Grill, summed up accordingly by a TripAdvisor reviewer, “Great food, friendly efficient service and a fun experience.”

3. Prescott, Ariz.

Prescott offers thrilling outdoor excursions including 450 miles of trails, rock climbing locations, and Watson Lake, the perfect spot for kayaking. In between al fresco adventures, travelers can indulge at Papa’s Italian Restaurant, described as “yummy, authentic and accommodating,” by a TripAdvisor reviewer.

4. Telluride, Colo.

This former gold rush town is now known for its picturesque snow covered peaks and year-round recreation. Travelers recommend the scenic Telluride/Mountain Village Gondola, which offers a “distractingly beautiful view” and Cosmopolitan Telluride, which has the “best happy hour in town,” according to a TripAdvisor reviewer.

5. Pompano Beach, Fla.

Also known as the “Heart of the Gold Coast,” Pompano Beach offers fantastic boating, fishing, snorkeling, and shopping. Travelers can marvel at the “beautiful views” from the Municipal Pier and later enjoy a meal at Cypress Nook Bavaria Haus Restaurant, which one TripAdvisor reviewer said has “the best German food in Broward County.”

6. Traverse City, Mich.

Situated along Lake Michigan, this outdoor adventure hub is known for its cuisine and culture. Described as “a fun and pretty spot for families,” Clinch Park has impressed TripAdvisor travelers with its beach and stunning views. Visitors also rave about the Asian-inspired fare at Red Ginger, “one of the leaders in fine cuisine for Traverse City,” according to a TripAdvisor reviewer.

7. Avalon (Catalina Island), Calif.

This quaint island community offers endless fun and adventure. TripAdvisor travelers enjoy hiking in the Catalina hills and taking in the sights at Descanso Beach, “a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the seaside.” Guests can also peruse the shops and restaurants including Steve’s Steakhouse, where the “service, food and drinks are amazing,” noted one TripAdvisor reviewer.

8. Waikoloa, Hawaii

Located on the Big Island, this Hawaiian village is rich in history and culture. Travelers can experience an authentic luau or explore the cerulean shoreline and its abundant wildlife with AdventureXRafting. TripAdvisor reviewers recommend “a quick lunch on the beach” at Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club, which serves fresh seafood and coconut cake that is “to-die-for.”

9. Knoxville, Tenn.

This historic city, located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, surrounds its guests with Southern hospitality. Travelers can discover the charming shops and eateries in Market Square and later indulge in mouthwatering comfort fare at Connors Steak & Seafood. One TripAdvisor reviewer noted the lobster crab bisque at Connors is “the best they ever had.”

10. Gulf Shores, Ala.

Offering a host of attractions including miles of soft sand and crystal clear water, Gulf Shores is the perfect place to unwind. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented on Gulf State Park noting, “The sand was so sugary white, it was absolutely beautiful.” Travelers suggest having dinner at the Sassy Bass Amazin’ Grill, “a fun place with a band and lively atmosphere.”

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VIDEO: Telluride in a Word. [Freedom]

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It’s not uncommon for guests to be left speechless when they visit Telluride. The breathtaking beauty and authentic mountain community make this place one-of-a-kind, and can leave people with a loss of words.

In light of this, we posed a simple question to six people who live and love Telluride – “How would you describe Telluride with a single word?” Their answers were honest, insightful and real. Their stories were framed to create a six-part video series. These people describe the Telluride experience in a way never before. It’s called “Telluride in a Word”. Simply put – it’s the story of the Telluride experience… one word at a time.

[Freedom] is the fifth video in the series.

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VIDEO: Telluride in a Word. [ Rare ]

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It’s not uncommon for guests to be left speechless when they visit Telluride. The breathtaking beauty and authentic mountain community make this place one-of-a-kind, and can leave people with a loss of words.

In light of this, we posed a simple question to six people who live and love Telluride – “How would you describe Telluride with a single word?” Their answers were honest, insightful and real. Their stories were framed to create a six-part video series.

Beginning October 15th, we’ll release one video every Wednesday, for six weeks. These people describe the Telluride experience in a way never before. It’s called “Telluride in a Word”. Simply put – it’s the story of the Telluride experience… one word at a time.

[Rare] is the fourth video in the series.

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SKI MAGAZINE: Telluride at top of rankings for 2015

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SKI Magazine readers ranked Telluride #4 in 2015′s Top-Ranked Western Ski Resorts and #1 in Colorado. Here are some other rankings from SKI Magazine’s 2015 Resort Survey.

  • #1 in Character
  • #1 in Scenery
  • #1 Best Overall Satisfaction
  • #4 Best Lodging
  • #5 Best Dining
  • #6 Best Service
  • #9 Best grooming

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VIDEO: Telluride in a Word. [Maverick]

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It’s not uncommon for guests to be left speechless when they visit Telluride. The breathtaking beauty and authentic mountain community make this place one-of-a-kind, and can leave people with a loss of words.

In light of this, we posed a simple question to six people who live and love Telluride – “How would you describe Telluride with a single word?” Their answers were honest, insightful and real. Their stories were framed to create a six-part video series.

Beginning October 15th, we’ll release one video every Wednesday, for six weeks. These people describe the Telluride experience in a way never before. It’s called “Telluride in a Word”. Simply put – it’s the story of the Telluride experience… one word at a time.

[Maverick] is the third video in the series.

To visit Telluride Luxury Properties, click here.

VIDEO: Telluride in a Word. [Encounter]

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It’s not uncommon for guests to be left speechless when they visit Telluride. The breathtaking beauty and authentic mountain community make this place one-of-a-kind, and can leave people with a loss of words.

In light of this, we posed a simple question to six people who live and love Telluride – “How would you describe Telluride with a single word?” Their answers were honest, insightful and real. Their stories were framed to create a six-part video series.

Beginning October 15th, we’ll release one video every Wednesday, for six weeks. These people describe the Telluride experience in a way never before. It’s called “Telluride in a Word”. Simply put – it’s the story of the Telluride experience… one word at a time.

[Encounter] is the second video in the series. This video provides a local’s take on the beauty, art and nightlife that surrounds us in winter. It presents what you may “encounter” in Telluride.

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VIDEO: Telluride in a Word. [AIR]

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It’s not uncommon for guests to be left speechless when they visit Telluride. The breathtaking beauty and authentic mountain community make this place one-of-a-kind, and can leave people with a loss of words.

In light of this, we posed a simple question to six people who live and love Telluride – “How would you describe Telluride with a single word?” Their answers were honest, insightful and real. Their stories were framed to create a six-part video series.

Beginning October 15th, we’ll release one video every Wednesday, for six weeks. These people describe the Telluride experience in a way never before. It’s called “Telluride in a Word”. Simply put – it’s the story of the Telluride experience… one word at a time.

To visit Telluride Luxury Properties, click here.

MODERN LUXURY MANHATTAN: Telluride featured in “Where To Ski This Season”

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MOUNTAIN MAKEOVERS A $1.3 million investment in Telluride Ski Resort’s snowmaking capabilities means more snow in high-traffic areas off of Lifts 4 and 5 (the beginner and intermediate areas in the heart of the trail system).

SUITE STAY The Inn at Lost Creek, a ski-in/ski-out boutique property located slopeside in the heart of the Mountain Village core, features 32 guest rooms with gas-fed stone fireplaces, kitchens, jetted tubs, steam showers and impressive views of the San Juan Mountains. Be sure to enjoy the drink specials (daily until 6PM) at the property’s Siam’s Talay Grille—Mountain Village’s newest dining establishment, offering contemporary Asian tapas and seafood. One-bedroom suites from $299 per night

ALL-IN APRÈS Grab a seat at the recently improved SMAK Bar, located within Hotel Madeline Telluride, where you’ll enjoy live DJs, cocktails and s’mores. Be sure to try the specialty Revelation cocktail: peppermint schnapps-spiked hot chocolate served in an oversize mug garnished with chocolate latticework, on which three boozy truffles rest.

LOCAL LORE Gus Kenworthy, Sochi Olympic silver medalist in men’s freeski slopestyle, offers his top recommendations and favorites:

1. The bar at the historic New Sheridan Hotel offers good drinks and a fun Western ambience that speaks to Telluride’s rich mining history.

2. Kind of like Telluride’s country club, The Peaks Resort & Spa is an awesome place to hang out and feel pampered. It has an incredible gym, and an indoor/outdoor pool and spa.

3. I love going to see a movie when I’m in Telluride. The Nugget Theatre is old, and the movies that play there have already been out for months, but it’s always a fun experience.

4. Cosmopolitan Telluride is a fine-dining restaurant on the ground floor of the luxurious Hotel Columbia. It’s located downtown by the gondola, on Gus’s Way, the street named after me after the Olympics!

5. If you’re looking to shop while you’re in town, I recommend checking out Pip’s Fine & Funky Consignment. My mom owns the store, and it’s a fun mix of designer clothes, vintage, costumes and everything in between.

RUN OF YOUR LIFE Intermediate skiers will love the See Forever Trail. Take Gold Hill Express (chair 14), and ride up to 12,255 feet where the run begins. Ski the ridgeline while admiring the deep couloirs and jagged terrain of Bear Creek to your right and the Wilson Range to your left. Advanced skiers looking to earn their turns should try Palmyra Peak. Ride Prospect Express (chair 12) to 11,815 feet; unclick from your skis or snowboard; and start the 1,505-foot hike to the top. Once there, get ready to descend more than 1,000 feet of vertical drop over untouched powder.

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VIDEO: Telluride in a Word

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It’s not uncommon for guests to be left speechless when they visit Telluride. The breathtaking beauty and authentic mountain community make this place one-of-a-kind, and can leave people with a loss of words.

In light of this, we posed a simple question to six people who live and love Telluride – “How would you describe Telluride with a single word?” Their answers were honest, insightful and real. Their stories were framed to create a six-part video series.

Beginning October 15th, Telluride Ski Resort will release one video every Wednesday, for six weeks. These people describe the Telluride experience in a way never before. It’s called “Telluride in a Word”. Simply put – it’s the story of the Telluride experience… one word at a time.

 

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VIDEO: Oakley Presents History of Telluride

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