Travel + Leisure's brand new list of best resorts in America proves you don't have to stay at a palace in Hawaii to have a good time. Three of the top five resorts on the list are nestled in the mountains of Colorado — perfect for that ski trip you've always dreamed of.
T+L compiled the list based on questionnaire results from its readers. Readers were asked to rate resorts based on rooms, location, service, restaurants and value. We're looking at the top 20 from T+L's lists of the best resorts in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.
From golf courses to snowy slopes to sandy beaches, these resorts are the best in America.
#20 — Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
Rank in 2011: 48
#19 — St. Regis, Deer Valley, Park City, Utah
Rank in 2011: 10
#18 — Waldorf Astoria, Park City, Utah
Rank in 2011: N/A
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