Are you looking for interesting places to visit in Alaska?
Alaska is perhaps most famously known for Mt McKinley, one of the top natural wonders in the USA, as well as Sitka Alaska and Denali National Park, which one of the best places in Alaska to enjoy a nature excursion and spot the ever elusive Northern Lights.
If you’re planning a trip to Alaska and are intending on exploring the whole state, you’ll soon discover that a vacation to Alaska will be like no other as Alaska is so vast and so isolated that the only way to reach some places is by air transportation.
Having said this, this is the beauty and uniqueness of Alaska that makes a trip to Alaska special as it offer an unparalleled experience.
If you’re visiting Alaska for the first time, Anchorage is the best starting point for a first time vacation in the state because of the many top things to do in Anchorage and opportunities for day trips.
Anchorage boasts some of the interesting places to visit in Alaska and it is a great place to learn more about Alaskan culture and heritage.
Anchorage AK boats many museums which include the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Trooper Museum, Alaska Heritage Museum, Alaska Museum of Natural History, Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
If you’re only visiting Anchorage for a short time, the one place you don’t want to miss during your visit in Anchorage is the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
You can spend easily a few hours at the Alaska Native Heritage Center because of the many activities the center offers such as walking tours of the different villages where you can interact with native Alaskans as well as watching traditional dance demonstrations.
The town of Seward is also on my list of interesting places to visit in Alaska because of it’s location within the Kenai Fjords National Park
Seward also makes for a perfect day trip from Anchorage if you need to getaway from the crowds to a more peaceful location.
You can reach Seward from Anchorage on a scenic cruise, coach transfer and bus shuttle service, although the train ride is perhaps the best way to get to Seward because it offers the best opportunity for wildlife spotting and marvelling at breathtaking scenery.
Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park and Preserve is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting places to visit in Alaska becuase it's simply an outdoor’s enthusiast paradise.
If you’re visiting Alaska, exclusively for enjoying wildlife and glacier sightings, fall foliage tours, backpacking trips and nature excursions, Denali Park offers all of these activities in abundance.
Denali Park is pretty much an all year around destination, however, the summer season (late May through early September) is the best time to explore Denali Park as the park's rangers organize nature tour activities as well as bus sightseeing tours that take you along cliffs and mountain passes.
Fairbanks is located north of Denali Park and it's on my list of interesting places to visit in Alaska because of the University of Alaska Museum.
The University of Alaska Museum is one of the best museums in the state and a great destination for the whole family to enjoy a fun day out.
The museum features interesting exhibits and interesting films such as the one about the enigmatic Aurora Borealis.
As a side note, I would also say that if you’re traveling to Alaska on a budget and wondering what places you mustn't miss, the Alaska Native Center in Anchorage and the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks are two of them because they're the best places to learn about Alaskan history.
While in Fairbanks, you also don’t want miss a visit to the Ice Museum to check out the ice-made sculptures and watch ice craftsmen at work, as well as the Pioneer Air Museum which has on display an interesting range of WWII fighter planes.
Juneau is surrounded by the Glacier Bay Park & Wilderness and close to the British Columbia Canada border.
This place is one of the best places to enjoy and appreciate Alaska’s pristine scenery, enjoy fun attractions and a bit of outdoor life as well as learning about the cultural heritage of Alaska.
Juneau is definitely on my list of interesting places to visit in Alaska, and if you’re planning to visit, you should allow at least a couple of days to explore all the town's attractions.
For instance, you can enjoy whale watching tours, as well as hiking excursions on top of Mt. Roberts to check out the famed tree and Totem pole carvings.
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