When traveling to Southcentral Alaska, great food is not the first item on most people's must do list. But Homer has become quite a gourmet foodie playground on par with much larger cities. Here are some of our favorite place to dine while visiting one of the most beautiful places in the state.
Traveling north out of Anchorage, you can reach the 135-mile stretch of road running parallel to valleys carved out by the slowly receding wall of ice and snow known as the Matanuska Glacier. This spectacular panorama of Alaskan beauty offers some of the most accessible glacier viewing in the state and is an outstanding drive for both visitors and residents.
Many visitors to Alaska come with hopes of seeing the abundant wildlife. One thing our stateis known for is a large bear population. If seeing one of these majestic creatures is on your bucket list, here are some spots on the road system that can give you the opportunity to fulfill that dream.
Alaska’s second largest city, Fairbanks is the home of a cutting edge university and a gold rush history. While there, visitors can tour old gold mines, cruise the Chena in an historic riverboat, or visit a friendly downtown. But don’t forget about stopping along the drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks to enjoy some unique and beautiful sites of Alaska.
A leisurely drive at your own pace through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery? That is why driving tops many peoples’ lists of favorite Alaskan activities. Wherever you go, wilderness surrounds you: mountains loom large, animals show themselves, and natural wonders are around every corner. While driving down the Alaskan highway, you can explore a side road, make discoveries, and linger for as long as you like.
Anchorage is a great base for scenic drives—it’s easy to rent a caror RV, and beautiful sites are easily accessible. The spectacular Matanuska Glacier is just a short drive away, so take the wheel and create some stories of your own.
If it's summer and you're in Alaska, it's time to get your line wet in some of the greatest fishing holes in the world. A successful fising excursion in The Last Frontier will require good timing. Knowing where and when to be for specific runs is a matter of some research and some planning. With a little forethought and planning, there's no reason avid anglers should have anything less than a spectacular time fishing in Alaska.
One of the most iconic Alaskan locations is Denali National Park & Preserve. The park features 6 million acres of wild tundra and mountains that give excellent chances to see wildlife and get the real Alaskan experience. With some pre-planning, you can add a trip to the highest mountain in North Amercia to your RV itinerary.
Summer is in full swing and many families are out enjoying the natural beauty of Alaska in their RV. Whether you own an RV or are renting one for your dream trip to the state, it can be tricky to keep the kids occupied on the way. Following are some great tips on how to make your next RV adventure fun for the WHOLE family.