Although Alaska is one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness destinations, there is so much to see and do that arranging a first-time visit can be super exciting.
#1 Places to Visit
The Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound, Denali National Park, and the Exit Glacier are among the most popular locations for those traveling into Anchorage. You can travel into Juneau, Alaska’s far-flung capital, and go whale-watching or glacier-viewing. If you’re passing through Anchorage, better to visit Alaska Native Heritage Center, the Anchorage Museum, and a microbrewery like 49th State.
#2 Things to Do
From hiking to kayaking to glacier walking, Alaska is the perfect destination. The state’s smallest national park is about two and a half hours south of Anchorage and offers some of the best possibilities to see Alaska’s spectacular glacial scenery. Alaska’s famous Exit Glacier is only a 10-minute drive from Seward and may be viewed. Seward is also the starting point for kayaking trips around the national park’s protected Resurrection Bay, where you may see a variety of marine species. Outstanding kayaking may also be found at Homer, about a three-and-a-half-hour drive south of Seward, while the key access sites for kayaking trips around Prince William Sound are Whittier and Valdez
#3 Perfect Time for Travel
Alaska’s peak tourist season runs from mid-May to mid-September. The weather is normally pleasant, the wildlife is active, and the majority of tourist attractions are open.
#4 Things to Carry
Even in the summer, Alaska’s weather may change suddenly. A waterproof jacket and pants, walking shoes, and plenty of layers are all needed. On glacier walks, wear sunscreen because snow can reflect up to 80% of UV light. Bug spray is also a good idea to use if necessary. If you want to catch your own salmon, make sure to have
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