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Alaska Dream Cruises
Courtesy of Alaskan Dream Cruises

Every year the Sunset Travel Awards honor the best in travel in the West. This year we had over 600 entries across all categories (a record number!). Below are the 2023 winners of the How to Get There: Best Transportation and Tours category. Check out the complete list of winners here. For our definitive directory to travel in the West, click here.

Best Transportation and Tours

Alaskan Dream Cruises

Alaskan Dream Cruises Baranof Dream

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Alaska’s only Indigenous-owned, small-ship cruise line, Alaskan Dream Cruises offers an authentic view of Alaska’s Inside Passage. The fact that it’s owned by a family of Tlingit heritage means travelers get a unique connection to local communities while experiencing the beauty of the country’s most remote state.

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport


Montana’s Yellowstone Country

A proper welcome wagon to one of the country’s most majestic national parks, Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is Montana’s busiest and best. Located in the heart of the beautiful Gallatin Valley, the airport provides nonstop flights to 22 cities in the United States with connections all over the world.

SLO Safe Ride


SLO Safe Ride

Tasting wine in a sprawling setting like the beautiful Central Coast, with its winding roads and dozens of wineries spread out across the region, means one thing: You need a transportation plan. SLO Safe Ride provides transportation solutions for weddings, wine tours, luxury charters, and corporate events.

Off the Beaten Path


Off the Beaten Path

This bespoke high-end travel company creates trips that can connect travelers to global destinations with their expert guides and custom itineraries. For travelers in the West, their decades-long track record and expertise in national park experiences sets them apart.