Alaska is essentially a part of every adventure seeker’s idea of heaven. This rugged state boasts of wide expanses of pristine wilderness, ancient glaciers, noble peaks, and miles upon miles of breathtaking shorelines teeming with beauty and life.
Aside from its rugged face, Alaska also has a fun and interesting side: it has America’s first museum for hammers, state laws that focus on moose, and record-breaking agricultural produce — such as a 138-pound cabbage and hefty 35-pound broccoli.
But, humongous vegetables and moose-focused legislations aside, The Last Frontier is, first and foremost, a remote destination that promises a million ways to experience adventure. If you’re heading out to this vast state any time soon for a weekend getaway or a long-awaited vacation, then you’d better have your pen and paper ready to include these exciting things to do in Alaska:
- Head over to the Denali National Park. Denali National Park is Alaska’s premier National Park where Mount Denali, formerly Mount McKinley, is located. It is excellently preserved and guarantees visitors lots of chances to eyeball caribous, moose, and wolves. Denali Nation Park is open for tourists all-year-round, so there is no way you couldn’t visit the location (notwithstanding the current COVID-19 restrictions).
- Go fishing for some Alaskan salmon. Alaska’s rivers and saltwater lakes are home to various species of tasty, wild salmon that best epitomize the region: an eclectic mix of wilderness and flavorful beauty and character. When you visit Alaska for a vacation or weekend trip, don’t miss out on the many guided saltwater fishing trips that local tour operators offer for reasonable rates, including board and lodging. Your fishing adventure will not only let you catch some mean salmon but also allow you to bask in the untamed beauty of the Alaskan countryside.
- Be mesmerized by the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are one of the earth’s most stunning natural phenomena and one that you should not miss when coming to Alaska. The best months to come to the state for a spectacular Northern Lights experience are between October to March. Be sure to go as far up north as possible as the views are more stunning there.
- See Alaska from above. If you want to have even the most remote visual idea of how vast Alaska is, then seeing it from above is the best way to do it. Local flight operators would be ready to take you to the skies and fly over ice-covered mountains and glacial formations spanning miles upon miles. A single ‘flightseeing trip’ will surely leave you breathless and in awe of just how big Alaska truly is.
- Get up close and (almost) personal with Alaskan wildlife. There is no better way to have a glimpse of Alaska’s wild side than to come face to face with a large Alaskan bear. Well, not really face to face but from a safe-enough distance. Alaskan bears are a hardy animal species that have survived in such an unforgiving landscape for centuries, so they