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Stay casual, dress in layers, and get proper footwear
Guides to the best locations around the state to view wildlife
Rent a car and travel independently on a set itinerary, with lodging and tours booked in advance.
The Alaska Railroad is your transportation method. Travel on a set itinerary with lodging and tours booked in advance.
See Alaska's highlights by railroad or motorcoach in a group of up to 50
Travel in small groups, stay at exclusive wilderness lodges, and spend more time outdoors
All-inclusive multi-day vacation packages at a remote wilderness lodge
Travel with a professional photographer to the best photo locations around the state
Trips range from backpacking, rafting, to upscale remote lodge retreats
Cruises depart Juneau or Sitka. Boutique, small ship adventure cruises in Alaska's Inside Passage
Cruises depart from Whittier, a 1 hr drive from Anchorage. 2-5 day small ship explorations
The most intimate multi-day cruise option. Book entire boat for your family or group, or opt to bunk with other guests. Trips available from Whittier, Homer, Seward, Juneau, and Sitka.
The classic Alaska Cruise, offered by such companies as Holland America, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. Choose a round-trip Inside passage or one-way Gulf of Alaska Cruise.
Our picks for the best tours and experiences during your Alaska Cruise.
Stops include Seward (Kenai Fjords), Girdwood, Whittier & Spencer Glacier
Stops include Wasilla, Talkeetna, Denali National Park & Fairbanks
This dock was used to repair submarines on patrol in the Bering Sea during the war. Located along Airport Beach Road.
A plaque in the parking area of the Museum of the Aleutians along Salmon Way explains some of the hillside trenches in the area.
East Point Road sign, describing Unangan evacuation during WWII
Red brick naval radio station near the American President Lines (APL) dock.This is the only brick building in the Aleutians.
Near Blorka Drive and Delta Way, you’ll find information on the sinking of the vessel Northwestern in Captain’s Bay
This was the site of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Hospital. It was situated here, along Haystack Hill.
A marker here is dedicated to the 881 Unangan men, women and children who were relocated to internment camps in Southeast Alaska from 1942 – 1945.
This plaque marks the underground Military Hospital on Amaknak. The building is no longer standing, but the informational sign will tell you all about it.