Top Solo Travel Destination Alaska 10 Ways: This is a great way to stay cool in summer. It can be an adventure or a relaxing time out. I combined a aland package with a one week cruise. There are lots of options for hiking along glaciers. You can also kayak through Southeast Alaska looking for frolicking whales and other wildlife. What did I find most amazing? The huge flowers that grew everywhere. They weere larger than life because of the long summer days filled with almost 24 hours of sun!
I found the best of both worlds in Alaska. Here are 10 ways to see Alaska now.
Go to our home page and select a location and your style of lodging. We have more than 365 options for Alaska alone. I recommend starting in Fairbanks. I was surprised to find that far north 70+ degree temperatures. I was able to eat outside in shirtsleeves. I was amazed to see how lmuch daylight there was. It was still light or twilight after 11 PM. When I woke up around 5 AM, the sun was as bright as midday on Miami Beach. I slipped out into the lobby to read until breakfast. What did I find? It was a beehive of tourists. Each was keen to start their day’s tour! So be sure to have lodging with blackout shades to get some sleep. Fairbanks is just the place too for a tour to the north and the Arctic Circle.
Not everyonew thinks of Alaska for summer skiing. Check out Alyeska! One lodging thought is the Hotel Alyeska. For each day’s prices, please see this link. That is one lucury way to be near the ski slopes. You can also go on a glacier hike or try your hand at white water.
Known by many in the “lower 48” as Mt. McKinley, the “Mountain”, itself, there are lots of places to go for a hike. I was surprised to see how long there was light. I tried to take a photo of the sun as it set on the Mountain. Just after 11 PM, I found it was dusk but not yet dark! As you go south in Alaska, you will quickly lose the long days of sun. One charming way to be in the outdoors, is to stay in a cabin. Here is one at McKinley Creekside.
Anchorage is not the capital. Juneau is. One interesting fact. You can’t drive from one to the other. Why is that? There are no roads? You can go by boat though! This is like much of the state where small planes are the way to go. (Do see what your pilot’s past safety record is.)
Anchorage can be pricey. Here is a B&B to try from $137 per night or go back to our home page for the Booking.com searches for more ways to go.
Taking a cruise in a small ship is one way to see Glacier Bay and points north. In addition, you can start or end in Seattle with an “Uncruise”. Another option is to tour Vancouver and Victoria Islands. In each case, that is the way most flights go to reach the US’s most far north state.
Tours can be a good way to go sincemuch of the state can’t be reached by car. So that means youmust find a way to go through icy routes and make your own way. Here are three tours to think about:
http://Highlights of Alaska
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