Camping Gems - Places to Go in Alaska
- Discover the amazing feat that is the Iditarod, where dogs and mushers race across over 1,150 miles of some of the most extreme terrain.
- Enjoy some relaxation on the on an Alaskan cruise, which take visitors to some of the most beautiful coastal regions of Alaska as well as a variety of marine wildlife.
- Take a trip on the historic narrow gauge railroad, on the White Pas and Yukon Route Railway. The railway was built during the Klondike Goldrush and is a fun way to experience an important aspect of Alaskan history as well as enjoy some beautiful Alaskan scenery.
- Experience spring skiing at Alyeska Resort within the Chugach National Forest. This ski resort has the longest continuous double-black diamond in North America.
- Go saltwater angling on the Kenai Peninsula. The Peninsula is home to a fantastic run of Sockeye and King Salmon, as well as Cooks Inlet, which is known for Pacific Halibut, Rockfish, Steelhead Trout and more.
- Explore the amazing wilderness in Denali National Park. In the Alaskan wilderness visitors can enjoy backpacking, mountaineering, wildlife viewing and so much more.
- Visit the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. Both a public aquarium and an Ocean Wildlife rescue center and research facility. This aquarium has Puffins, Giant Pacific Octopus, Alaska King Crab, Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and many more species to learn about.
- Train to climb Mount McKinley. Located in Denali National Park, Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in North America and has some of the most extreme weather in the world. The climbing on the mountain is limited to only the most experienced mountaineers.
- Travel to the North Pole to visit the Santa Claus House and Statue. This is the most northern of all of the Santa destinations in the United States, and has similar weather to the actual North Pole. Visitors can spend some time at the Santa and Christmas theme throughout the town.
- View an actual glacier, either by land, sea or air. Alaskan visitors can find a variety of glaciers in multiple locations, including at Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park and more locations. These glaciers can be seen from a cruise, a plan and some are even visible from the highways.