Alaska, the largest state of the United States has vast expanse of dramatic wilderness. Colored in gorgeous towns and cities, Alaska is full of adventures, lush views, wildlife and historic gold mines.
The remote town is a sensation amongst nature lovers and is dubbed as, “Little Switzerland.” Valdez is blanketed in the majestic views of snow-capped mountains and glistening waters.
Nature’s bounty here also packs mystic Bridal Veil Falls and Chugach National Forest, which has Valdez offering many adventures such as stunning hikes, skiing, fishing and river rafting.
The valley town in Chugach Mountains is enclosed with hypnotic seven glaciers. It boasts of transfixing cable rides, snowy hikes, skiing sport and legendary rare bore tides in the Cook inlet.
You cannot talk Alaska without mentioning the celebrated Northern Lights and the stunning Fairbanks is believed to be one of the best spots for sighting them being set in the Auroral Oval.
Skagway shot to fame with the dramatic rush of gold-diggers in the past. The well-preserved Klondike Gold Rush park and mystic train ride on the White Pass has tourist adoring this town.
In close proximity to Copper River, Cordova offers an array of fish cuisines. The pristine beauty of thick forest, glaciers and wildlife here will pull at your heartstrings.
Talkeetna, a gold rush town is gateway to Denali, the tallest peak in North America. Stunning natural beauty, wooden cabins, breweries and thrilling adventures are a hit here.
Sitting amongst hills and the sea, Gustavus is a charmer with its uncrowded slow-paced life, Glacier Bay National Park, remoteness, unparallelled beauty and gorgeous wooden cottages.
Homer is set in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and is referred to as the, “End of the Road" as the road ends here. The vast stretch of sea and wilderness, then take over! It is also a coal mining and fishing hub.
Aside from that, there are sea-based adventures as well in Homer. It is also popular for being a bustling seafood land and holds the moniker, “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.”
Based in Resurrection Bay, Seward’s magical beauty boasts of forests, hills, quaint downtown markets and shops. Being close to the Exit Glacier, plenty of snow adventures also await here.
You can reach Sitka only by sea or air. Tourists usually stroll down the gorgeous streets of Sitka admiring museums, markets and lush scenic views. Aside from that, thrilling adventure sports are offered here.
Ketchikan is a busy hub. Aside from misty and serene beauty, it offers variety of attractions like art galleries, churches and the historic Totem Heritage Center showcasing antique Totem Poles.
Earlier inhabited by the Tlingit people, Wrangell used to be under the jurisdiction of Russia and Britain as well before the US took over so a rich history and diverse culture adorns the city. Historical sites amidst natural beauty are in abundance here as such!