For those spending New Year’s Eve in Anchorage there are many fun events taking place. From family-friendly circus parties to energetic concerts to scenic tours, you’ll find something exciting to do on December 31, 2013. To help you plan how to celebrate, here’s a guide to New Year’s Eve events in Anchorage.
For those who will be in Alaska during the holidays, there is much to experience. No matter what city you visit you’ll be able to find festive events and attractions to entertain the family and get in the Christmas spirit. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide on how to spend Christmas in Alaska.
Winter is a great time to visit Juneau, as there is much to do and see during this time. Keep in mind, the weather will be cold — an average of 29 degrees Fahrenheit (-1.7 degrees Celsius) — although not bitter, so as long as you dress in layers and warm clothes you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors. From panning for gold to outdoor adventure to fun festivals, there is plenty to do in Juneau during this time.
For those who love outdoor adventure, Ketchikan in Alaska is a great destination. Near to challenging hiking trails, the lush Tongass National Forest and the legendary Misty Fjords National Monument, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to canoe, hike, off-road and fly while taking in beautiful scenery.
Fairbanks has much to offer visitors — like outdoor recreation in Tongass National Forest, seeing the Gold Dredge No. 8 historic gold mining site and visiting the Large Animal Research Station. That being said, sometimes it’s nice to have a change of scenery. Luckily, there are a number of worthwhile experiences to be had near Fairbanks.
Seward is a popular cruise port in Alaska with much to offer visitors. From pristine fjords to worthwhile day trips to interesting day trips you’ll find plenty of fun experiences in and around Seward whether you opt for a shore excursion or explore on your own.
The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world’s largest national forest, encompassing 17 million acres (69,000 km²). In fact, more than 80% of Southeast Alaska is located inside the forest, which is where you’ll find many notable natural attractions like Mendenhall Glacier, the Mistry Fjords National Monument and other islands, fjords and bays.
Sitka is a popular port for those taking an Alaska cruise. Luckily, the city has much to offer in terms of interesting things to do, from sea kayaking adventures to wildlife experiences to learning about Native American culture. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to Sitka for cruise visitors.
Alaska is known for its pristine wilderness and myriad outdoor activities. One must-have experience for those who enjoy nature and recreation is fishing, as Alaska’s waters are abundance with king salmon, silver salmon, rainbow trout and other types of fish. To help you plan your itinerary, here are some top fishing trips from Anchorage.
Travelers come from all over the world to fish in Seward’s abundant waters, but I wanted to get up close to some of the larger marine life that call this part of Alaska home. The best way to spot animals like puffins, sea otters and whales was by getting my sea legs and heading out [...]