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The awe-inspiring scenic beauty of America’s northernmost state is something that has to be seen to be believed – from ice blue glaciers, towering mountains, abundant wildlife, and rolling forests to an incredible history and robust local culture that will inspire you long after you return to the lower forty-eight, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the beautiful wilds of Alaska.
Alaska’s Natural Majesty
Visitors to Alaska can enjoy a variety of activities ranging from adventurous to relaxing or even indulgent. Options include riding on an historic mountain railroad, exploring scenic national parks and endless hiking trails, and discovering the rich history and native culture of Alaska. You can even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights if you visit during the right time of year.
The variety and beauty of Alaska’s natural landscape and its abundant wildlife are simply unmatched. Bald eagles gather by the hundreds, moose wander through town, and humpback whales can be readily spotted in the coastal waterways.
A Modern Explorer’s Paradise
Thrill seekers will enjoy going dogsledding on a glacier, taking a “flightseeing” tour over the highest peak in North America, trying their hand at some world-class sport fishing, getting an adrenaline rush by white water rafting or zip lining, or even getting lucky by panning for gold, but not to worry, you won’t be panning as they used to in the mid-1800s, you have the option to use much more modern and efficient gold prospecting tools, maybe you’ll be able to find some gold as a vacation souvenir!
And of course, all the adventure works up quite an appetite, which makes Alaska’s fresh seafood and salmon particularly appealing – especially when you can try it fresh out of the water, practically straight from the source!
Alaska’s Closer Than You Think
Alaska is a place that everyone should get to experience, and it might be easier than you realize. Many airlines have direct flights from the continental U.S. for prices comparable to other popular vacation destinations. But consider yourself warned – once you visit Alaska once, you’ll want to back time and time again.
The Trip Of A Lifetime
Interested in planning a trip? Request your free official state guide from Travel Alaska – this digital Alaska travel guide that has maps, popular activities and destinations, and everything you need to plan a trip. No matter which aspects of this amazing state interest you the most, one thing’s definitely for sure – you don’t want to miss out on Alaska. It is truly unlike anywhere else on earth.
*Images courtesy of Alaska Travel News