Alaska offers many different landscapes, from the coastlines to the mountains and even the flat arctic. From hiking trails to wildlife sightseeing and even day cruises for the sea life, there is something for just about anyone. The kids love watching and finding the Alaska wildlife, so a trip to Denali National Park is usually on the top of the list for families, as well as Seward for their day cruises. Those who love hiking can find trails all over the state. Archangel Valley/Reed Lake near the Matanuska Valley is an amazing day long hike.
1.) Go on a hike to Reed Lake, if you leave early enough in the day, you may be able to get to the crashed bomber at the top.
2.) Make sure you visit Seward! Here is where you can take a day trip to see sea life as well as glaciers. You will want to make sure you have your motion sickness pills! Of the 3 times I’ve gone on one of these day cruises the seas were pretty rough.
3.) Denali National Park is probably one of the most popular tourist destinations in Alaska. Thousands of tour buses leave Anchorage to head north every summer. As well, people hope on the Alaska railroad and take a train ride to the park. Since you can’t drive your own car inside the park, the only way to see it is by taking a bus tour – Bus Tours Through Denali National Park (Cars are allowed for the first 15 miles, and there is also a lottery in order for you to drive your car through the park for 1 day in September. More info here – http://www.alaskacenters.gov/denali-faq.cfm)
We could spend hours listing places that you should visit while being in Alaska. Let us know on our I Love Alaska Facebook page what part of Alaska is your favorite!
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