Alaska is not a place; it’s a feeling. There are so many beautiful places to experience in the northernmost state of the US, that you almost feel overwhelmed. You must embark on an Alaskan cruise to get in touch with peace and tranquility like no place else.
Thus, we have come up with a list of the best and most renowned places to visit in the snow-capped state.
Denali National Park
The place is home to the famous Mount McKinley which is also the highest peak in the country. Being a protected wilderness area, you will be able to see moose, bears, wolves, etc. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to walk along the Savage River, gaze into the Wonder Lake and hike through the Polychrome Pass.
Adventure junkies can also go for whitewater rafting or back-country camping. Authorities also provide bus tours to explore the park safely. Kids can go at various educational exhibitions and the Denali Visitor Centre to have more fun.
Kenai Fjords National Park
Visit the place to take time travel back to the ice age. The park is stuffed with ice caps and glaciers just after the ocean ends which creates a majestic view. There are some water valleys while most of the area is frozen throughout the year.
People interested in aquatic wildlife will have a lot of things to gaze upon. We advise you to take a guided day tour as living conditions are not welcoming here.
Apart from the wildlife as mentioned earlier, Homer is a land of exceptional natural beauty and a haven for the fishing enthusiast. Also famous as the fishing capital of Alaska the city also provides long beaches alongside the Homer Spit, a driveway named Skyline Drive and great views at the Kachemak Bay State Park. You will have the opportunity to witness sea lions, mountain goats, bald eagles, black bears, and humpback whales.
You can also take part in the favorite halibut fishing trip and can meal at the local restaurants ready to serve you.
The city is the primary spot for cruise ships to embark on their journey. Due to its location just beneath the Deer Mountain, the place is home to many attractions. You must take out time to stop at the Tongass Historical Museum, the Totem Heritage Center or the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.
The historic Creek Street is popular among photographers as it gives a great view of all the cruise ships alongside the shore. You can also take a guided tour to hike through the Tongass National Forest, do salmon fishing or zip line around the tree canopy.
You will have a great experience in the largest city in Alaska. It can be a spot to enjoy all the comforts a big US city might provide. Being the economic heart of the state, it offers you the opportunity to understand the art and history of the place from the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Heritage Center or the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. You can also take a long drive through the Seward highway to enjoy bird watching.
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