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Cheap Flights & Promo Fares to Alaska

The largest state of the United States of America, Alaska is separated from the rest of the country and is home to the highest point in North America, Mt. McKinley, and 17 out of the 20 highest mountains in the USA. Most people planning holidays in the United States tend to overlook Alaska thinking that it has bad weather and difficult and expensive to vacation. However, most visitors found that weather was better than they expected. Average temperatures during the summer is usually around 15 to 32 degrees Celsius. As for bad road conditions and expensive goods, most of the Alaska Highway and half of the roads in Alaska are paved and asphalt-surfaced and prices in the state are actually quite reasonable.

Alaska offers a wide variety of touring and sightseeing opportunities that every traveler would enjoy. Visitors can choose from glacier and gold mine tours, visiting historical towns to wildlife and whale watching. Alaska is the state adventure lovers must visit. They can kayak along the Alaskan coastlines, hike through the wonders of Kobuk Valley National Park or raft in the Skilak Lake. Here are more tourist destinations not to miss in Alaska:

Kenai Fjords National Park – Covering an area of 2,711 square kilometers, the park is near the town of Seaward which is a popular port stop from cruise ships. The park is home to Harding Icefield, one of the largest ice fields in the country. This national park is famous for the numerous fjords made from glaciers moving down the mountains from the ice field. The largest glacier is the Bear Glacier. Another glacier, Exit Glacier, is also a popular tourist destination and accessible by road. Meanwhile, most of the park is reachable only by boat.  The park is also home to many animals such as bears and moose as well as marine mammals like whales and seals. 

Sitka National Historical Park – Also known as Indian River Park and Totem Park, is it a national historic park located in Sitka, Alaska. The Sitka National Park is historical because it preserves the site where a battle took place between the Russian traders who invaded the indigenous Kiks. ádi. The Sitka National Park visitor center is open year-round. You can visit the Totem Hall which displays original totem poles or the Exhibits Hall which features traditional Tlingit cultural objects. While at the park, visit the Russian Bishop’s House which is located near the park. The house was originally known as the Russian Mission Orphanage and is open daily in the summer season. Ranger-led tours of the bishop’s quarters and the Chapel of the Annunciation is available every 30 minutes. For more information visit the Sitka National Historical Park’s official website.

Traveling around Alaska is an experience on its own and unlike anywhere else. Alaska’s coastal regions is mostly accessible only by ferries and water taxis. Ferries would be the best option for independent travelers and families because it allows you to bring your personal mode of transportation. The Alaska Marine Highway, the state-owned ferry system, offers scheduled ferry service to Kodiak Island, Prince William Sound, Kenai Peninsula, Aleutian Islands and the Inside Passage. Day and multi-day cruises are also available around Alaska.

For a more leisurely and private way to travel, driving around Alaska by car or motor home is a good option. RV and car rentals are available in most cities in Alaska. Services for gas, food and lodging are available along the main highways to those traveling through the highway. If you’re uncomfortable traversing Alaska on your own, you can enjoy Alaska by motor coach and charter tours offered by many local travel companies in Alaska. For an added dose of adventure, take a rail journey through Alaska. Choose either the Alaska Railroad and the White Pass and Yukon Route. The Alaska Railroad is a modern railway stretching from Seward to Fairbanks while the White Pass and Yukon Route travels from Skagway to Fraser, British Columbia.

For those hard to reach areas in Alaska such as many Alaska Native villages and some coastal communities, traveling by plane is usually the only way. Jet services are available in most Alaskan cities.

There are three options to travel to Alaska – by road, sea or air. Driving through the Alaska Highway is easier now. What used to be bumpy dirty roads, the 1,500 mile highway is now well maintained and modern. The Alaska Highway starts from Dawson Creek, British Columbia through “Mile Zero” if you head north up to Cassiar Highway or through Alberta’s high prairie.

When traveling by sea to Alaska, there are two options – by cruise ship or by ferry. Cruising is one of the most popular way to discover Alaska as it has more coastline than the rest of the United States combined. Travelers can choose to travel by sea with a cruise ship or by ferry on the Alaska Marine Highway.

Alaska has three primary ports of entry when traveling by air, the airports in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Alaska, located in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. Meanwhile, the Fairbanks International Airport is located in the second largest city of Alaska and is also one of the busiest airports in the state. It servers travelers flying in and out of Alaska around the world. Lastly, the Juneau International Airport serves the coastal communities of Southeast Alaska.

When traveling by air, most travelers stop at the closest major airport to Alaska, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Washington. Flights take about 2 to 3 hours to reach Juneau and 3 to 4 hours to Anchorage and Fairbanks.

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