Alaska; the 49th state; the last frontier; the frozen tundra; the land of the midnight sun, whatever you call it, Alaska is without doubt an amazing place.
The Alaskan coastline is filled with adventures! In fact there is so much to do and see along the Alaskan coast that this is all most visitors to the state will ever see. Cruising the coast of Alaska seems to be one of the more popular methods of exploring this frozen wonder. By booking a one or two week cruise, vacationers are able to visit the most popular spots along the Alaskan coast without having to pack everyday.
Driving the Alaska coastline may take more time than cruising, but it offers travelers a chance to experience more Alaskan adventures. Hiking a glacier, whale watching, canoeing into Glacier Bay, whatever the day has in store, visitors to Alaska are sure to have an unforgettable experience.
Fishing in Alaska is top priority for many visitors. Some choose to cast their line along the Alaskan coastline, while others would rather fish a lake or river in the deep Alaskan interior. Either way, the fish are always biting in Alaska and you will never have to tell the tale of the “big one that got away.” From King Salmon to Halibut the fish in Alaska are enormous! There have been stories of Alaskan Halibut being as large as a barn door! And they have pictures to back up their claims.
Fish aren’t the only thing big in Alaska. The state itself is 586,000 square miles and is home to the largest mountain in North America. The 20,320-foot tall Mt. McKinley is part of the Denali National Park, which is located in the Alaskan interior. While visitors to Alaska’s coast will see walrus, sea lion and whale; those traveling the Alaskan interior will spot caribou, grizzly bear and moose. With more than 300 million acres to explore the Alaskan interior is a perfect vacation for the more adventurous. Sections of this Alaskan region can still be reached only by float plane or train.