All about Alaska: everything you need to know to plan your trip

When it comes to planning your next trip, you may know that you want to do things differently. Because not everyone wants to follow the heard and head to the same kind of hotspots over and over again. Instead, when you’re really interested in travel and exploring different areas and cultures, you’ll often find yourself wanting to visit some really varied locations. So, a great option for your next trip is Alaska. Albeit north of Canada, this state is one that you’re going to want to ensure you see. It’s flush with stunning wildlife and adventurous activities. So if you know you want a vacation with a difference, let’s uncover everything you need to know about Alaska before you book.

Where To Visit

First off, let’s uncover some of the locations that you might like to see. Because if you’re heading to the largest state, you might want to see a bunch of different locations rather than just stay in one spot. There’s Alaska’s largest city Anchorage with its cultural sites, stunning Fairbanks complete with sights of the northern lights, and the capital Juneau, known for its remote beauty. While Alaska is certainly known for its icy climate and nature, you’ll find that by visiting each area, you’ll be able to compile a varied itinerary that takes in the best this state has to offer.

Where To Stay

When you head to Alaska, you’re always going to want to stay in style. Whether you visit the Fairfield Inn & Suites Anchorage or the Ultima Thule Alaska Lodge in Chitina, you’ve also got the option to do things differently. If you are choosing to tour, why not mix up your vacation spots? From luxury hotels to low-key lodges, make sure that you experience Alaska in a range of different ways.

Things To Do

Next, you’re going to want to make sure that you pack your itinerary with things to do. Because if you’re heading to Alaska, you want to make sure that you do and see all that there is to do in this beautiful state. Do your research and find things that are going to fit with your style and tastes. Some great examples include heading to Denali, North America’s highest peak. Here you can climb or visit the park and glacier. But there’s also a wealth of National Parks that you won’t want to miss, like Kenai Fjords or the Tongass National Forest.

Where To Eat

We tend to all get different foodie states in mind, but even when you’re heading to Alaska you’ll find a wealth of good eats. First of all, the Double Musky Inn, Girdwood is a must-see. The Cajun food is incredible and you’ll love the unique atmosphere too. There’s also great Thai food at Keen Kow Thai Food, Ninilchik, good old American grillin’ at Tommy’s Burger Stop, Anchorage, and fresh Alaskan seafood at The Saltry, Halibut Cove. So whatever your cuisine of choice may be, Alaska has you covered.

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