Check out this birds-eye-view of just a few of the sites you can see on your next Alaskan getaway:
- Native Heritage Center: I’ve been there. It’s not very big, but it’s a great first place to visit when you touch down in Anchorage. It details the history and way of life of the 11 major cultures of people who inhabit the state.
- Denali National Park: Six million acres of the mountains, frozen tundra, glaciers, and lush vegetation.
- Katmai National Park: The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes is rife with volcano activity — don’t feed the bears!
- Mendenhall Glacier: The fifth largest icefield in North America. They just uncovered an ancient forest underneath it too (see Wiki)
- Mt Marathon Race: Gorgeous mountain tops!
- Mt McKinley: Get a load of the scenery in the video!
- The Aurora Borealis: The Northern Lights are indeed a magical site. This isn’t so much of a destination, as it is something you can see from anywhere in Alaska. Get outside the city lights during the winter months for a real show.
- The inside passage: Over 1000 islands, the passage was first used by ships traveling the Pacific Coast islands of Washington, Vancouver, and Alaska who were seeking shelter from the tempestuous Pacific Ocean weather patterns.