Tourists often voice an interest in “dipping a toe in the Arctic Ocean” while on vacation in Alaska during the summer. The Arctic Ocean is considered exotic and mysterious due to the lack of access to it and how little, relatively speaking, is known about it.
Seward, Alaska, is one of the top tourist destinations on any Alaska vacation “bucket list”, no matter how you get there. The harbor town of Seward on Resurrection Bay in the Gulf of Alaska is only a 4-5-hour drive from Anchorage. It is famous for its scenic marine wildlife and glacier tours.
The waters of Cook Inlet surround the city of Anchorage on both sides and allow access to the busy deep-water Port of Alaska, but did you know this important waterway also stretches the length of the Kenai Peninsula and all the way to the Shelikof Strait between Kodiak Island and the mainland?
On the first Saturday of March, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts an epic journey. After a crown-pleasing "ceremonial start" in Anchorage, Alaska, the real race begins. The goal, for the 60+ mushers and teams of Alaskan Huskies, is to be first to cross the finish line 1,000 miles away in Nome!
The first Three Bears Alaska grocery store was opened in 1980, in Tok, Alaska, but wasn't given this now iconic name until a second store opened in Valdez in 1989. Three Bears Alaska is now a chain of twelve stores ranging in size from large box store to convenience stores with fuel stations.
The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, is much more than a public exhibit of Alaskan marine mammals, birds and fish. The Center is primarily dedicated to research and education. It is also the only permanent marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation facility in the state.
The amazing Whittier Tunnel, only an hour from Anchorage, is a 2 1/2 mile long combo vehicle/train tunnel. It is the entryway to Prince William Sound and the port town of Whittier, Alaska. Whether you take the train, a tour bus or your own vehicle - the tunnel is a must-see. Adventure awaits!
Northern Nights RV Campground in Glennallen, Alaska is located minutes from the junction of the Richardson Highway and the Glenn Highway. Depending on your direction of travel; from this junction you can head for Anchorage, Fairbanks, Valdez (and Wrangle-St. Elias NP) or the Alaska/Canada border.
With 1500 moose calling the municipality of Anchorage home, you’d think there’d be one on every street corner, but in reality, for a large animal they can be remarkably difficult to spot. Here are a few places you may be able to find moose in Anchorage.
Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage, Alaska is a city-wide party! With sports, food, carnival and dozens of activities, it breaks up the long, dark days of late winter with FUN, laughter, silliness and raucous, rollicking good times!