Alaska is located in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast. It is just across the Bering Strait from Asia. Alaska is famous for its stunning scenery, giant glaciers, pristine forests, romantic lodges, and abundant wildlife.
Surrounded by natural beauty, including mountains and wildlife, visitors to the state have the opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves or enjoy an adventure-filled trip.
The large size lets you plan a trip to Alaska for as much (or as little) time as you want. It giving you a chance to experience the state’s natural beauty via state parks.
Here are the some best places to visit in Alaska:
1. Denali National Park & Preserve
Denali National Park is located in central Alaska with the Denali Mountain at its heart. This national park takes its name from the native name of Mount McKinley. The park is home to grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolves, and a wide variety of other animals. It is one of the most famous places to visit in Alaska and about 400,000 people come to visit the park every year.
2. Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier Bay National Park is located in the panhandle of Alaska, west of Juneau. This park and preserve is another example of Alaska’s wild and majestic beauty. Most visitors arrive via cruise ship, and they come for the extensive array of outdoor activities available here. It covers a 25-million acre World Heritage Site.
3. Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park Protects the much of the fjord-riddled coastline of the Kenai Peninsula. This national park offers some of the best sightseeing in Alaska. Glaciers and ice caps still exist and touch the edge of the ocean in the park. Half of the park is covered in ice year-round.
Sitka is located on the picturesque Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago. It is little Alaskan treasure of an island rich in nature, culture, and history. Sitka is surrounded by snow-covered mountains hidden by old pine forests growing to the waters’ edge.
5. Alaska Highway
The Alaska Highway runs from Dawson Creek in British Columbia (Canada) through the Yukon Territory to Delta Junction near Fairbanks. This highway is Also known as the Alaska-Canada Highway (Alcan Highway). It was built for military purposes in 1942, during WWII.
6. Alaska Inside Passage
The Inside Passage extends through British Columbia, Canada, weaving through a series of islands before ending up in southern Alaska. Beginning in the Puget Sound of northwestern Washington State. The Alaska portion of the passage encompasses over 1,000 islands. It offers protection from the open ocean and its fickle weather.
7. University of Alaska Museum of the North
The University of Alaska Museum of the North offers more than one million historical artifacts and natural history pieces. The collection includes ethnological items made and used by indigenous groups, a fine arts collection that focuses mainly on Alaskan art.