Alaska Destination

Alaska Destination: Vacation in Alaska

This secluded state of America is one place where you can have once in a life time experience. This place is known for its unique beauty and the close to nature experience. The vast mountain range and the crystal clear water which prevails in the state helps you forget the busy city life and leave your stress in the fresh air. The state which is surrounded by two oceans (Arctic Ocean and Pacific Ocean) is probably the nearest land to Russia. It is till date the least densely populated area. For those who want to go to Alaska you can expect nothing but the splendid beauty of the nature and the tranquil feel of the state.

Alaska Destinations

Many tourists are getting attracted to the state of natural beauty. The ice capped mountains and the thick green valleys’ have definitely made a mark in the heart of the people who have gone there once. Many tourist places have been developed in the state which makes it difficult to choose your trip or plan your vacation. This article will give you an insight of all the best places which you can visit when you are in Alaska.


The most populated city in the state, it is one of the more developed cities of Alaska. For all the tourists who come to Alaska, this is the city where they would like to keep their base and prefer travelling from the city. The most visited Alaska destination is like the center of the state which is close by to all the major attractions of Alaska. The city has a blend of the man made steel forest as well as the naturally decorated terrain. You can stay in the best of the hotels and have a grand life in your stay. The glaciers are a unique attraction which only handful of places offer and Anchorage is one of them. There are many getaways which are surrounding the city. You can go to the outskirts of the city and enjoy a nice adventurous evening. The Alaskan bear is another must watch. The picturesque view of the forest and the clear water streams will be in your mind for a long time after you leave the city.

Anchorage, Alaska Information

Anchorage Official Name: Municipality of Anchorage
Anchorage Motto: Big Wild Life
Anchorage Nickname: The City of Lights and Flowers
Anchorage Country  United States
Anchorage State  Alaska
Anchorage Elevation 102 ft (31 m)
Anchorage Coordinates 61°13′6″N 149°53′57″W
Anchorage Area 1,961.1 sq mi (5,079 km²)
 - land 1,697.2 sq mi (4,396 km²)
 - water 263.9 sq mi (683 km²)
Anchorage Population 286,174 (2009)
 - metro 374,553
Anchorage Density 164.2 / sq mi (63 / km²)
Anchorage Founded 1914
 - Incorporated November 23, 1920
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan
Anchorage Timezone AKST (UTC-9)
 - summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Anchorage ZIP Code 99501–99524, 99530
Anchorage Area Code 907
Anchorage FIPS Code 02-03000
Anchorage GNIS Feature ID 1398242

Denali National Park

The Denali National Park is the host of the highest peak of Alaska and a showcase of land beauties. Mt. McKinley is the highest peak of Alaska which you can go to. It is rest assured that you can click some amazing pictures from the top. The wilderness of the national park has been conserved very carefully and you will have the raw wild to experience. Bears, sheeps and wolves are the main wild animals which you can confront if you lucky.

Denali National Park and Preserve Information

Denali National Park Location Denali Borough and Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA
Denali National Park Nearest City HealyNearest city: Healy
Denali National Park Coordinates 63°20′0″N 150°30′0″W
Denali National Park Area 6,075,107 acres (24,585.09 km2)
Denali National Park Established February 26, 1917 Established: February 26, 1917
Denali National Park Visitors 1,178,745 (in 2005)
Denali National Park Governing Body National Park Service

Seaward and Kenai Fjords

The city is built beside the sea side and this can definitely beat your imagination of beauty. Seaward is Alaska’s oldest and most beautiful communities. It is just 3 hours drive from the Anchorage.  You get to travel in the cruise and see the sea life in unbelievably close quarters. From the coast of the community you can reach a glacier in just 15-20 mins. The Alaska destination has many conservation and research programs which are held all round the year which you can participate in. You can find Alaska’s top ten hikes in this area.

Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park Location Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, USA
Kenai Fjords National Park Nearest City Seward Nearest city: Seward
Kenai Fjords National Park Coordinates 59°55′0″N 149°39′0″W
Kenai Fjords National Park Area 699,983 acres
(2,833 km²)
Kenai Fjords National Park Established December 2, 1980 Established: December 2, 1980
Kenai Fjords National Park Visitors 284,604 (in 2007)
Kenai Fjords National Park Governing Body U.S. National Park Service

Seward, Alaska

Seward Coordinates: 60°07′28″N 149°26′00″W
Seward Country United States
Seward State Alaska
Seward Borough Kenai Peninsula
Seward Established 1903
Seward Incorporated 1912
Seward Government
Seward  - Mayor Willard Dunham Term Expires 10/2011
Seward Area
 - Total 21.5 sq mi (55.8 km2)
 - Land 14.4 sq mi (37.4 km2)
 - Water 7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
Seward Elevation 0 ft (27 m)
Seward Population (2000)
 - Total 2,830
 - Density 196.0/sq mi (75.7/km2)
Seward Time Zone Alaska (UTC-9)
 - Summer (DST) Alaska (UTC-8)
Seward ZIP Code 99664
Seward Area Code(s) 907
Seward FIPS Code 02-68560
Seward GNIS Feature ID 1414598
Seward Website


Valdez is known for many mass destructive incidents. The city was almost destroyed by the earthquake which occurred during 1964. Apart from the natural disasters it also has a share of manmade disasters like the 1989 oil spill in the sea. But still the city stands as strong as ever today. The destination is famous for the winter sports and the water sports it has in offer. The glacier cruise which gives you a close up of how glaciers are formed and how they are melting is explained to the visitors. There are many awareness programs of global warming which are held her all round the year.

Valdez Coordinates: 61°7′51″N 146°20′54″W
Valdez Country United States
Valdez State Alaska
Valdez Census Area Valdez-Cordova
Valdez Area
 - Total 277.1 sq mi (717.6 km2)
 - Land 222.0 sq mi (574.9 km2)
 - Water 55.1 sq mi (142.7 km2)
Elevation 98 ft (30 m)
Valdez Population (2000)
 - Total 4,036
 - Density 18.2/sq mi (7.0/km2)
Valdez Time Zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 - Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Valdez Area Code(s) 907
Valdez FIPS Code 02-82200
GNIS feature ID 1412465


This town is one of the most beautiful places on earth. This destination is secluded from all the manly needs and wants; it is secured and hidden far away from any evil eye. The town which hardly has 30,000 residents is the best place where you want to spend some quality time. It is surrounded by mountains and the town floats on water. This town was a basket of gold for which many people sacrificed their lives.

Juneau, Alaska

Juneau Coordinates: 58°23′00″N 134°11′00″W
Juneau Country United States
Juneau State Alaska
Juneau Founded 1881
Juneau Incorporated 1890[citation needed]
Juneau Government
 - Mayor Bruce Botelho
 - City and Borough 3,255.0 sq mi (8,430.4 km2)
 - Land 2,715.7 sq mi (7,036.1 km2)
 - Water 539.3 sq mi (1,394.3 km2)
 - Urban 12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
Juneau Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Juneau Population (2008)
 - City and Borough 30,988
 - Density 11.3/sq mi (4.4/km2)
 - Urban 17,311
Juneau Time Zone AKST (UTC-9)
 - Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Juneau Area Code(s) 907
Juneau FIPS Code 02-36400
GNIS feature ID 1404263
Juneau Website

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