|Besides its reputation for being "cold", what else do you
know about our 49th State? Alaska has an abundance of things
to do and see, whether you are a first time vacationer or a
returning traveler. There is no other place like Alaska for
traveling and exploring. Alaska is 586,000 square miles.
With an area that big, think about the possibilities.
Here are just a few of the attractions that are available
and are sure to whet your appetite for adventure. Wildlife
viewing, helicopter tours, and train rides are very popular.
You can also relax on a bus tour into Denali State Park,
watch a totem pole being carved, or try your luck at
catching one of Alaskaís world famous King Salmon.
It would take (2) lifetimes to experience everything Alaska
has to offer. With its vast wilderness, Alaska provides
opportunities for viewing wildlife either up close or from
far away, in its natural habitat. For example, Alaska holds
the distinction of having the largest Eagle population in
the world. Whether you are a nature lover or not, just
seeeing these magnificent birds soar throught the air is
enough to take your breath away. With a wilderness area that
is 2 1/2 times the size of the state of Texas, you can be
guaranteed excellent photo opportunities.
It's hard to believe that Alaska has the largest temperate
rain forest in the United States. Take the time to walk in
it and discover this incredible gift. Indescribable
adventures await you whereever your journey takes you in
Alaska. Every "ice-blue" glacier and historic waterfront
town calls for you to jump in to explore and discover its
uniqueness and beauty. Give yourself the freedom to answer
this "call of the wild". In every city from Anchorage to
Fairbanks and beyond, there's plenty to do and see.
One of the ways to see this beautiful state is to cruise the
Inner Passage. Taking one of the cruise ships is a simple
way to get your feet wet and explore the state. You have the
security of knowing that your basic needs like food,
transportation, and your lodging is handled while you have
the freedom of choosing any number of activities.
Depending on the town you stop in, you can choose to go
whale watching, or take a helicopter trip and walk on a
glacier. You can ride the White Pass Railroad or pan for
gold. You can even take a Jeep tour on a logging trail and
top it off with a salmon bake. Also, every town appears to
have their own special and historical events happening on a
regular basis and you definitely want to catch these, as
well. There are also many fascinating museums and remember
to save time to see the stunning Aurora Borealis, especially
if you go in the fall.
Alaska seems to have it all. From world famous Parks &
Preserves to Volcanos. From Historical & Annual Events and
everything in between. With such variety, itís surprising
that anyone would look anywhere but north when vacation time
comes. Alaska is a great American Vacation destination that
you will want to experience for yourself at least once in
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