If you are considering a trip to Alaska, do remember that by virtue of it being the largest state in the United States of America, the options for a fantastic holiday available here are limited only by your imagination and of course, your sense of adventure. Even a two-week visit can leave you having covered only a small fraction of what this beautiful state has to offer. You will, indeed, find yourself having to choose which tours you desperately want to go on first, to ensure you do not run out of time. Speak to your travel agent about the availability of a few fabulous deals on Alaskan Tours, leaving you with the important decision of where to start first!
[Also see our travel article “Exploring the Last Frontier in Alaska“]
Many tours will include Mount McKinley in their visits. Any photographs you may have seen of this glorious mountain simply do not do it justice. To bask in the fresh air whilst admiring the view from atop is a truly incredible experience. If you are fortunate enough to visit Alaska, you must add a visit to Mount McKinley and the Denali National Park to your itinerary.
Try Out Alaska’s Famed Day Cruises
Do book yourself on a day cruise. Popular destinations are Prince William Sound, Glacier Bay and Kenai Fjords. Tourists usually tick these destinations off at the top of list of their places to visit while on a scenic cruise around Alaska’s breathtaking coastline. Nature enthusiasts and shutterbugs will also find plenty to busy themselves with. You will not be disappointed with the stunning wildlife and scenery on offer as you continue to explore and take in the great natural beauty and bounty of Alaska’s beautiful coastal regions.
As you can imagine from such a large state, Alaska has much to offer for your shopping experience. There are many museums, gift shops, farmers markets and retail stores throughout Alaska. If you are looking for a unique and authentic gift, do look for the ‘Silver hand’ or ‘Made in Alaska’ emblems that authenticate the local craftsmanship.
Selawik National Wildlife Refuge
You will find many tours that will take you on visits to national parks. If you happen to see a tour to the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge, do attend. This stunning refuge is a splendid vista of beautiful wildlife and scenery. The refuge offers protection to the Western Arctic Caribou Herd, Alaska’s largest herd. The sheer volume of this refuge will impress even the difficult people to please.
The amount available to you in terms of entertainment in Alaska is impressive. The native culture of this state opens some truly fantastic opportunities. You could try totem carving, crafts, festivals, native dancing as well as visit many of the cultural museums. You will find your itinerary becoming very full with things to do and see on your visit.
Whilst huge, Alaska truly has something for everyone. From water sports to hiking, from shopping to wildlife parks, the scenery is truly breathtaking. Your only regret on your visit will be that you didn’t have longer to spend to enjoy this stunning state and all of its glory.