Category: Things to Do

Things to Do in Kodiak

January 8, 2014

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brown bear

When visiting Alaska, one worthwhile destination to explore is Kodiak, the second-largest island in the United States. Famed for its abundance of Kodiak brown bears, here one can enjoy wildlife spotting, hiking, camping, kayaking, learning about Native culture and WWII history and more. To help you plan your itinerary, here are some top things to do in Kodiak.

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Traveling the Dalton Highway

December 11, 2013

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atigun pass

For those who love experiential road trips with beautiful scenery, driving the Dalton Highway is a must when visiting Alaska. While this roadway is used for transportation, running for over 414 miles (666 kilometers) from Livengood to Deadhorse, it’s also a worthwhile attraction as there is much to do and see along the way.

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New Year’s Eve Events in Anchorage

December 4, 2013

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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.

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Christmas in Alaska

November 13, 2013

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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.

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Winter Activities in Juneau

November 6, 2013

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Mendenhall Glacier

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.

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Outdoor Adventures near Ketchikan

October 30, 2013

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Misty Fjords National Monument

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.

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Day Trips from Fairbanks

October 16, 2013

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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.

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Seward for Cruise Visitors

October 9, 2013

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Kenai Fjords National Park

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.

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Tongass National Forest

October 2, 2013

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tongass national forest

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.

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Sitka for Cruise Visitors

September 18, 2013

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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.

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