Best Time to Visit: May to September
Time Zone: UTC-9
Driving Side: Right Side
Main Attractions: Alaska Native Heritage, White Pass & Yukon Route, Glaciers, Denali National Park.
Alaska is a state in United States of America, located in the north-west of the North American continent. It is one of the largest states in USA and also amongst the wealthiest, in terms of per capita income. The state offers a wide variety of options for travelers from all over the world. There are a lot of things you can do and indulge in, to savor the flavor of the place. Alaska offers a delightful experience to all the kinds of people, in the form of its myriad tourist attractions. From the charismatic experience of the rails to the enchanting glaciers and, not to forget, the world of winter sports, the state has it all for people to have a memorable experience. Let us know more about the things to do and places to see in Alaska.
Alaska Native Heritage is a distinguished cultural and heritage site of Alaska. The museum shares the pre historic essence of the state. It allows tourists to expand their knowledge about the first civilization of Alaska. The museum not only gives an experience of the people of the early times, but also a look into the culture and tradition of the place. Alaska Native Heritage enhances cross-cultural interaction, transmitting a global harmony among people. The totem poles at Sitka National Historic Park, Saxman Village and Totem Bight State Historic Park are also worth a visit.
Stated as the ‘Scenic Railway of the World’, Alaska’s White Pass & Yukon Route needs no introduction at all. The journey would pose as the most enigmatic journey of your life, with some spectacular view of nature. The WP&YR gives you a taste of one of the most magnificent and magnanimous journeys in the world. It was unfolded way back in 1898 and since then, is providing a look at the awe-inspiring beauty of the insides of Alaskan region. Do not miss the golden opportunity to see nature at its best with ‘the rails built on gold’.
It’s My Territory!
Home to the highest mountain of North America - Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park is a 6 million acre park that gives you a first hand look into the wildlife of Alaska. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, which includes grizzly bear, moose, wolves, Dall sheep and caribou. Denali Park is located about 240 miles north of Anchorage and remains open the year round. However, the road that takes one to Denali Park, along with most of the visitor facilities, are only open from mid-May to the third week in September.
If you are an adventure freak, then Alaska is the best place you can choose to let lose your adventure spirit and go for a roll, with loads of excitement guaranteed. Fishing, cruising, snowmobiling, camping, skiing, dog sledging and even having a first hand experience of Alaska’s marine life - the opportunities are endless. In winters, Iditarod is just the thing to attend. The whole place converts into a winter carnival. The adventurous race starts from the Anchorage and ends at Nome, exposing a wilderness you would have never expected.
A visit to glaciers is the top priority once you are in Alaska. Alaska is 100 times more covered with ice than with human beings. The mystical might of the glaciers leaves an enchanting experience in the minds of the visitors. The fascinating glacier journey would take you from the magical lush green of the forest to the majestic white peaks. A helicopter journey would take you on a 30-35 minutes ride, imprinting the mesmerizing beauty of the place in your minds. You can also have the feel of the glaciers in a bus ride.