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Chase the Northern Lights, Fairbanks

What: Seeing the Aurora Borealis should be at the top of any Alaskan’s bucketlist – no amount of pictures can fully encapsulate how epic the experience can be. When to see: Given the huge fluctuation in daylight hours, the best time to see the lights are between September and April. The months of Sep-Nov and…

Drive the Old Denali Highway, Paxson

What: An epic roadtrip spanning part of the state’s interior between Paxon and Cantwell. This is not the “Denali Road” that goes into the national park, but rather the original road to get you to the national park. The highway is roughly 130 miles and can be done in a day or multiple days. When…

Hike Crow Pass, Girdwood

What: One of the most iconic backpacking trips in the state, traversing between Girdwood and Eagle River. 26 miles with 3300 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed once enough snow has melted and before the late season snow sets in, between July and September. Total hike time can vary…

Visit Denali National Park, Healy

What: One of the most popular experiences in the state that involves driving / taking a bus on a 90 mile dirt road into the deep wilderness of Denali National Park. When to go: Ideally accessed while the season is open during June to September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ogwDifDmZj5MxSeg6 Tips: The most popular &…

Visit Valdez

What: A great coastal town with plenty of activities ranging from Glacier cruises to stunning hikes. The drive or ferry ride to the town is amazing in itself. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/FxyrLriFiQH2bub88 Tips: The drive into Valdez over Thomson pass is…

Visit Homer

What: One of the most beautiful towns in Alaska sitting at the south end of the Kenai Peninsula. Includes many amazing activities including fishing, hiking, camping, eating & drinking. When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ZLexmEbLKpEM48cs7 Tips: Homer has some of the most stunning…

Hike Kesugi Ridge, Talkeetna

What: An amazing ridge hike near Talkeetna with expansive views of Denali National Park and the surrounding valleys. 29 miles with 6000 ft of elevation gain rated as Hard. When to go: Ideally accessed in the peak summer months between June and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/9ReFooYN8UoMxHEy7Alltrails link: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/alaska/kesugi-ridge-curry-ridge-trail Tips: While technically doable as…

Visit McCarthy

What: Rustic town incredibly well preserved from the copper mining hay day of the 1930’s. Somewhat challenging to get to, but visiting McCarthy is a must visit for any Alaskan. Easily accessed for any physical ability. When: Recommend visiting in the peak summer months between June and September when the road the McCarthy is passable….

Visit Talkeetna

What: Beautiful small town located in interior Alaska with plenty of small shops, restaurants, bars, and tours worth checking out. When to go: Can be accessed year round, but best to go during the beautiful summer months between June and September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/3Emj6JaZqGvhuyrP7Most people will drive to Talkeetna from Anchorage or Fairbanks;…

Visit Seward

What: Beautiful coastal town at the base of the stunning Resurrection Bay with plenty of restaurants, bars, trails, camping spots, and activities. When to go: Can be accessed year round, but best accessed during the peak summer months of June to September. How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/1Z9qgZaUQL5D33eeAMost people will drive to get there, but there…