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10 Must See Places In Alaska | 2018

Guest post by Contributor: Ash B 

 

Video produced by 2 Minute Summary

 

1. JUNEAU

Alaska’s remote capital, is a popular cruise-ship stop, reachable only by boat or seaplane.

2. ANCHORAGE
Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, It's known for its cultural sites. including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, The city is also a gateway to nearby wilderness areas and mountains.

3. DENALI
Denali National Park is Alaska’s most popular land attraction. You can see:
• Denali (Mt. McKinley) and the continent’s highest peaks.
• A vast, unspoiled wilderness of braided glacial rivers, massive peaks, and tundra.
• Lots of wildlife: Moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, and wolves.

4. WHITTIER 
Whittier is the most visited gateway to the mesmerizing wilderness of Prince William Sound.
A unique town with only 218 residents, most of them live in the same 14-story building called Begich Towers.

5. SEWARD
Seward is a port city in southern Alaska, set on an inlet on the Kenai Peninsula. It’s a gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, where glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield into coastal fjords. Surrounded by peaks, the fjords are a whale and porpoise habitat. The city’s Alaska SeaLife Center has seals and puffins, and fishing boats fill Seward Harbor. To the west, a trail leads to the summit of Mount Marathon.

6. HOMER
Homer is a small city on Kachemak Bay, on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. A focal point is the Homer Spit, a long strip of land with shops, art galleries, seafood restaurants and beaches.

7. KAYAKERS COVE
Kayakers Cove is a rustic wilderness lodge, located on beautiful Resurrection Bay, Alaska, 12 water miles from the town of Seward. It is a seasonal lodge, open from mid-May through the first week of September.

 

8. HALIBUT COVE
Halibut Cove is a census-designated place in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. 
Halibut Cove is now A popular tourist destination, the cove offers several lodges and cabins and the only way to get around the cove is by boat.

9. GIRDWOOD 
Girdwood is a resort town that is surrounded by seven glaciers feeding into a number of creeks, 
skiing and snowboarding and of course summer activities are very popular here, which include hiking, fishing and rafting. The Girdwood Forest Fair, held every July, is the community's most significant visitor attraction apart from resort-related activities.

10. VALDEZ
The city of Valdez (Val-deez) a natural fjord that reaches inland about 11 miles from Prince William Sound.

It is a beautiful land of waterfalls, glaciers, and wildlife.


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Lone boat on bay in Alaska. .

 

 

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