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6 Best Places to Visit in Alaska 2024

Best Places To Visit In Alaska

The best place to travel in Alaska is at the top of numerous bucket lists. 

The biggest state in the United States is a destination that allows visitors to explore the beauty of nature and the rough terrain in the Arctic. 

Alaska is a destination that captivates the imagination and the awe-inspiring excitement. 

In the bustling cities of Anchorage, as far as the vast wilderness in Denali National Park, Alaska has a wealth of places to go. We’ve visited many of them.

Best Places To Visit In Alaska

  • Anchorage

While it’s not the capital city, Anchorage is the biggest town in Alaska. Nearly half of Alaska’s inhabitants reside in or around the city, and Anchorage is the center of business in Alaska. 

It has all the comforts of a major US city, but it is 30 minutes from the Alaskan wilderness.

You can begin your trip in Anchorage by visiting the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, or the Alaska Native Heritage Center. 

You can also follow the Seward Highway to Potter’s Marsh to enjoy incredible bird watching or embark on an adventure through the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

  • Denali National Park

Alaska, from the perspective of a particular point, is all about mountains. Therefore, you’ll need to visit Denali National Park for the first time in Alaska.

The park is filled with evergreen forest and an immense tundra wilderness, making a stunning natural landscape that makes a trip to this park among the desirable activities in Alaska.

Denali National Park is also home to Denali (formerly Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America. This peak will provide breathtaking views for your walks through the park, especially if it opens its face from the cloak of clouds.

  • Glacier Bay National Park

In the “the” Panhandle of Alaska is the Glacier Bay National Park, an iconic spot where you can admire glaciers, enjoy the outdoors, and spot wildlife. 

Kayaking is an excellent method to explore the park and observe lots. Kayaks are accessible for rent, and there are guided tours.

Within Bartlett Cove, hiking trails are ablaze in and around glaciers. One of this park’s top popular and most photographed spots is Muir Inlet, inaccessible to motorized vessels, and The John Hopkins Glacier.

  • Ketchikan

One of our favorite destinations at Amour within Alaska is Ketchikan. 

Ketchikan is the salmon capital of the world and Alaska’s very first city in the state. It is where cruise ships usually stop at the beginning or the end. The town is situated in the Inside Passage in southern Alaska. This frontier town was once flourishing in the days of the gold rush. 

As you stroll through the boardwalks along the historic Creek Street, you can discover landmark structures in the red light district dating back to the 1800s.

  • Kodiak

It is located about 30 miles away from the Alaskan shoreline; Kodiak Island (also known as the Emerald Isle) is the second-largest in the nation. 

While Kodiak Island is ideally known for its excellent bear viewing possibilities (the Kodiak bear is found only on Kodiak Island and its surrounding islands), it also draws people hoping to view gray whales or Steller sea lions and wandering bison. 

If you cannot take advantage of Kodiak’s abundance of wildlife viewing, you can take a scenic drive through Chiniak Highway. 

Chiniak Highway for beautiful views of black sand beaches, salmon streams, and unspoiled Alaskan wilderness.

  • Juneau

The capital of Alaska is Juneau, which serves as a key port for cruise ships passing through the region. The city is also home to significant attractions, including The Alaska State Museum, the Alaska State Capitol, and the stunningly serene Shrine of St Therese.

To enjoy stunning views of Juneau, take a ride on one of the tramways, Mount Roberts Tramway, and from there, set off for one of the many trails that overlook the city. 

Juneau has an array of breweries. In addition, many organizations offer tours to breweries for those who want to warm up during a cold winter night.

Visit Front Street for plenty of great souvenir shops and local eateries where you can taste regional food.

FAQ

Is There An Excellent Month To Go To Alaska?

The best time to travel to Alaska is in the summertime. Our summer isn’t long; it’s the driest, warmest, and dry season to visit. From mid-May until mid-September, you’ll be sure to experience the excellent that the State of Alaska has to offer.

What is Alaska known for?

What is Alaska known for? Alaska is well-known for its expansive landscapes, numerous outdoor experiences, and Alaskan Native culture. It is also among the perfect locations in the world for viewing the Northern Lights. From the mountains to the sea fjords and the vast interior of Alaska, the 50th and 49th states are photographers’ paradises.

Is Alaska Expensive To Visit?

If you choose to go for activities that are less expensive, such as around $225 per individual, the cost of a 10-day Alaska trip will be $7,334, which is $3,667 for each person, which is $366,7 for a day/per person.

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Amour Kachnycz

Travel Expert-Franchise Owner
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