Big and beautiful, there’s so much to do in the 49th state. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Few places inspire the same level of awe as Alaska. With breathtakingly beautiful and unspoiled wilderness, towering, snow-capped peaks, and prodigious wildlife, it’s a place that inspires big dreams and epic adventures. While it’s a Mecca for powder-hounds, fishermen, hikers, campers, and general outdoor enthusiasts, it’s also a place with culturally rich cities and delightfully quirky towns, where artists, foodies, and history buffs all feel equally welcome. The state is vast–if you superimpose Alaska over the continental U.S., its northern coast would cover much of the Midwest, the southern panhandle would extend into Florida and the islands that make up the Aleutian Chain would start in Texas and end tickling the San Francisco Bay. With so much area to cover and so many opportunities for one-of-a-kind adventures, it can be hard to decide where to start. Consider this a guide to get you going.