Why is Alaska worth visiting?

Alaska is a U.S. state on the northwest extremity of the country\’s West Coast. A semi-exclave of the U.S., it borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon to the east and has a maritime border with Russia\’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west, just across the Bering Strait.

“When it comes to wildlife, Alaska is famous for salmon, moose, caribou, bears, whales, bison, puffins, jellyfish, etc. When it comes to scenery, Alaska is famous for glaciers and fjords, mountains, and more lakes, rivers, and waterways than one could dream of.
1. Fairbanks 

Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. Fairbanks is the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska. 
Why is fairbanks worth visiting? Places to see:
At 65 degrees north latitude, Fairbanks is renowned for the aurora borealis, the midnight sun and sunsets and sunrises that last forever. … Home to just over 100,000 hearty souls, the Fairbanks region is the second-largest population center in Alaska.
(For summer) The only worthwhile thing to see in the summer is Pioneer Park, which is a little tourist place where you can learn about early Alaskan history.
2. Katmai National Park
(Courtesy: nps.gov)

landscape is alive underneath our feet, filled with creatures that remind us what it is to be wild.
Katmai was established in 1918 to protect the volcanically devastated region surrounding Novarupta and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Today, Katmai National Park and Preserve also protects 9,000 years of human history and important habitat for salmon and thousands of brown bears.

What to do there-
Remote and wild, Katmai is a landscape that invites exploration and discovery. Backcountry Hiking and Camping: From the lowland tundra of Bristol Bay to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and the rugged Pacific Coast, Katmai is wide open for exploration. Bear Watching: Bears are everywhere in Katmai.
3. Kodiak
Kodiak is the main city and one of seven communities on Kodiak Island in Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska. All commercial transportation between the island\’s communities and the outside world goes through this city via ferryboat or airline. The population was 6,130 as of the 2010 census. 
(Courtesy: en.m.wikipedia.org)

What is worth visiting there?-
The scenery is beautiful, the fishing is fantastic, and the hiking and hunting are amazing! Kodiak is a small town with a US Coast Guard base and people living in areas outside of town but within 20–30 minutes drive. There are also people living along the road system, but further out.

4. Tracy Arm
Tracy Arm is a fjord in Alaska near Juneau. It is named after the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy. It is located about 45 miles south of Juneau and 70 miles north of Petersburg, Alaska, off of Holkham Bay and adjacent to Stephens Passage within the Tongass National Forest. 

(Courtesy: travel.usnews.com)
Worth visiting things-
1. Juneau Helicopter Tour and Dogsledding Experience. 
2. Juneau Wildlife Whale Watching & Mendenhall Glacier.

3. Mendenhall Glacier Ice Adventure Tour. 
(These are some expensive adventures 😜)

5. North Pole (Santa Claus House)

North Pole is a small Alaskan city, near Fairbanks. It\’s known for its year-round Christmas decorations, including candy cane–striped street lights. Santa Claus House is a Christmas store with walls covered in children’s letters to Santa and a huge Santa statue outside. Streets have names like Kris Kringle Drive and Mistletoe Lane. Nearby, the Chena Lake Recreation Area has a beaches, nature trails and picnic areas.

Worth visiting things-
Chena Lakes Recreation Area.
City Hall Totem Pole and Homestead Cabin. 
Cruising with Santa Festival.
Santa Claus House.
Terry Miller Memorial Park. 
(Courtesy- http://www.travelalaska.com)

6. Petersburg 
(Courtesy: en.m.wikipedia.org)
Petersburg is a census-designated place in and essentially the borough seat of Petersburg Borough, Alaska, United States. The population was 2,948 at the 2010 census, down from 3,224 in 2000.

What to do there?

Explore Downtown Petersburg. Experience Petersburg Fishing Culture. See the LeConte Glacier. Experience Norwegian Culture. 

(Courtesy: http://www.travelalaska.com)


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