Alaska Tourist Places to Visit in Alaska, United States, America

Alaska Tourist Places to Visit in Alaska, United States, America

Alaska is situated towards the extreme northwest part of North America continent in the United States. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by land area spans over 663,268 square miles (1,717,854 square kilometers) and average elevation is 1900 feet (580 meters) above the sea level. Alaska State is divided into Southeastern, South-central, Southwestern, Interior and Arctic Alaska and capital of the state is Juneau and the largest city is Anchorage and home to a number of private companies and most of the populaces are employed in government groups. Alaska is surrounded by Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia and coordinates are 61.2167° N, 149.9000° W.


History of Alaska:

Alaska was populated by indigenous peoples for 1000 years before the invasion of Europe. In the year 1732, Europeans established the colony in the region, but between 1774 and 1800, Spain established the colonies in the Alaska and they constructed various colonies and buildings. United States purchased Alaska in the year 1867 from Russia and was under the control of the US military. From the 1890 because of the gold rush in the region many mining barons were attracted to the region and thousands of people migrated from various places.


Places to Visit in Alaska:

  • Cape Krusenstern National Monument
  • Denali National Park
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Katmai National Park
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Upper Kenai River
  • Kobuk Valley National Park
  • Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
  • Skilak Lake
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
  • Yukon – Charley Rivers National Preserve


Culture and Food in Alaska:

Alaska has unique culture and annual events are organized in the state like Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, World Ice Art Championships, the Alaska Hummingbird Festival in Ketchikan and Alaska Native Heritage Center rejoices the wealthy Alaska’s heritage. Food in Alaska is delicious and traditionally prepared and the people of the state love their cuisines and tourists can select from a wide range of cuisines.


Best time to Visit Alaska:

Alaska is located near the sea and experiences the oceanic climate, each region has its own climatic conditions with snow during the winter season and summer remains hot and humid.


How to Reach Alaska?

Alaska is connected through small roads compared to other parts of the country and Alaska Highway is the main road in the state and connected through some of tunnels as well. The Alaska Railroad is the prime travelling form in the state connecting to Seward, South Central Alaska, Anchorage, Eklutna, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Denali, and Fairbanks and other cities. The best way to reach to major cities, towns and villages in the state is through sea or river ways and has well-developed ferry system operating to the cities of Southeast. Best and convenient way to reach Alaska is through airways and each city in the state is connected through domestic airfields and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is the major airport in the state.


Where to Stay in Alaska?

Alaska is one of the major states in the United States and tourists can come across plenty of hotels in Alaska located within walking distance of the main tourist sites and also near to numerous business locations too. Hotels in Alaska are equipped with cable TV, climate controllers, a beverage station, a personal safe, high-speed Internet access, room service, and tour desk, a lounge with bar service, meeting and conference rooms. List of hotels in Alaska are listed here below:

  • The Captain Cook Hotel Anchorage
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Midtown Anchorage
  • Princess Riverside Lodge Fairbanks
  • Sophie Station Hotel Fairbanks
  • A Taste Of Alaska Lodge Fairbanks
  • Alaska Beach House Bed & Breakfast Homer
  • Ocean Shores Motel Homer
  • Gilmore Hotel Ketchikan
  • Narrows Inn Restaurant & Marina Hotel Ketchikan
  • Aspen Suites Hotel Juneau
  • Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel Juneau
  • Van Gilder Hotel Seward

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