The world’s leading travel media company, Lonely Planet, has named Sun Valley in the top 10 in its fourth annual Top US Destinations List. Sun Valley has been recognized along with destinations like Yosemite National Park, the Central Coast of California and the island of Lana’i in Hawaii. Appreciating the pristine environment, lack of crowds, robust adventure and diverse arts and culture offerings, the bellwether of travel information gave Sun Valley a big nod this year with a 9th place ranking.
Lonely Planet’s editor-at-large, Emily Wolman says, “Sun Valley is the perfect alternative to Colorado’s ritzy resort areas, especially in summer when costs and visitor numbers are smaller. Camping, hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, cultural events, and great food abound. In winter, world-class skiing can be had at the first purpose-built ski resort in the US, and you can ride the lifts with swanky Hollywoodsters in a refined and pretty place, sans fast-food joints and condo sprawl. Also absent: crowds and lift lines! The stunning location is as impressive as the snow. Sun Valley retains its authenticity and rustic beauty despite the seasonal deluges.”
The Top US Destinations list was compiled by a collection of expert authors who cover the US as well as Lonely Planet’s staff. LonelyPlanet.com is one of the most visited travel media websites in the world with 14mm visitors last month alone and over 1mm followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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