Alaska is the largest state within the United States of America, situated on the west of Canada. Interestingly, the state of Alaska does not share any border with the North America due to being situated at the far northwest zone above USA. The state boasts on its rich diversity, culture and history. Once being under Russia, the state was purchased by the United States during 1867. Since then, Alaska had been shaped and developed and eventually transformed into a major tourist's attraction spot.
Today, Alaska is well known for being a wealthy state, offering a wide range of activities especially during the winter, sightseeing destinations, world class hotels, museum, national parks and the diversity in its people, music and cuisines. Alaska is truly a mind-blowing destination for a perfect vacation, either alone or with friends or for the entire family. The captivating natural beauty that is beyond words to describe is conspicuous in every part of the State and the incontestably modern and up to date city life - Alaska has in its grip all the attractions for every age.
Anchorage being the centre for business and economy of the state comprises of an outstanding population of 260,283 people, making it the most populous cities of Alaska. The array of wonderful sightseeing destinations, dining and shopping, Anchorage has become a major tourist attraction over the years. Activities that are popular among the tourists in this part of the State include flightseeing in the Chugach Mountain Range and bear viewing at the Katmai National Park or the Redoubt bay. The places which are worth a visit include the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, where the tourists will get an overview of the States rich history and culture through various exhibitions, Alyeska Tram Tour to view the beautiful landscape from a height of 2300 feet as well as other activities in the Mount Alyeska such as fruit picking, skiing, paragliding and other similar sports. The Anchorage Museum of History and Art is a must for the travellers to pay a visit in order to learn facts about the history of Alaska and grab some souvenirs from its gift shop. Glacier Tours are among one of the popular among the various travellers. Anchorage is dotted with some of the very lavish and modern hotels within its vicinity, for a comfortable stay during your visit.
This world class national park is as large as 6 million acres and is the home of a diverse of wildlife such as grizzly bears, moose, wolves, sheep, caribou as well as 175 of different types of birds. The park was originally named by the Mount McKinley and a wide range of activities are available for a wonderful vacation. Indulge yourself in the untouched wilderness in the midst of the park. The park offers bus services that provide trip in the area of Kantishna that is situated deep inside the Denali park and enjoy the scenic view of the 95 miles of the park, which is the distance covered by the bus. The park offers a wide range of accommodation according to your needs and preference, to make you feel at home while you visit the park. Denali National park owns lodges and cabins, which are an exciting substitute for hotels. A wide range of activities can be done in Denali National park such as rafting around at the Nenana river and enjoy the scenic view of the glacier, helicopter tour around the Denali Glaciers and Mount Mckinley and get closer to nature or indulge into helicopter hiking to track the wildlife of the Denali Park and overview its rich history.
Fairbank is an eight hour drive from the north of Anchorage and is the hub of a wide number of activities and sightseeing. Situated right at the centre of the state, makes it a convenient point for travelling to the other tourists destinations from the city and also the trade and commerce hub of the Interior and Northern Alaska. Fairbank is known as the second largest city of Alaska, flanking on Tanana Valley and on the banks of river Chena. Tourists from all across the globe coma here to engulf in the immense natural beauty and to relax in with the various activities those are available at Fairbank. Tourists can enjoy the Arctic Circle tour and view the pristine wildlife there, the Goldmine tour to catch a glimpse of the city's tradition or simply explore the beautiful city in a motor coach or a riverboat. The River's Edge Resort is an outstanding hotel of Fairbank, where the tourists can experience world class lodging while their visit and is only a few minutes drive from the local airport.