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5 Things You Must Do on Your Alaskan Vacation

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Denali National Park

Alaska is full of natural beauty. From its magnificent mountains, fjords, massive glaciers, grizzly bears, and other amazing wild animals, Alaska is the last frontier for many. Other than that, the state also has several restaurants, museums, and cafes to make travelers living even better. If you are planning to have a vacation to Alaska any time soon, here is a list of things you should consider doing:

  1. Visit the Denali National Park

Denali National Park is the third-largest in the United States and the largest in Alaska. Without saying, it’s a pristine place you can’t afford to miss while on your Alaskan Vacation. The park extends to about six million acres and boasts of wide river valleys, high alpine ranges, Glacier Mountains, and tundra. In the middle of the valleys and ranges, the Savage River passes in between, adding glory to the park. There is only one road passing inside the park. When you reach 15 miles inside the park, you will only be allowed to continue with your adventure on park-approved buses. You will see other spectacular wildlife such as the moose, caribous, wolves, Dall sheep, and bear while you ride on.

  1. Flight-see Over Mountain Ranges of Alaska.

Flightseeing is another worldly experience you’ll only get in Alaska. Since the state has numerous mountains, glaciers, and crevasses, you can spare some time and fly over their peaks as you enjoy their beauty. This will also present you with the opportunity to see some of the glacial formations that have never been stepped on my human foot. Depending on your choice, you can either select a helicopter, plane, or balloon for your flightseeing trip.

  1. Enjoy Alaska’s Limitlessness by Taking a Drive on its Highways.

Anybody who has been to Alaska will tell you about the “Alaskan factor.” This simply describes the endless feeling you will get on Alaskan roads. Even if you have covered hundreds of miles a day, you will still want to take more just to get the full experience. As you drive on the long driveways, you’ll experience beautiful scenarios that will catch your breath. Lest you get lost, you can always carry your map along.

  1. Take a Fishing Trip

One good thing about eating seafood in Alaska is catching it by yourself. Therefore, you can spare some time to go test your angler skills.  An Alaskan fishing trip could be the perfect activity for you and the only family to enjoy. Even if you aren’t perfect at fishing, it can be a perfect opportunity to try it out. Perhaps, you may succeed in pulling out that 30-pound king salmon or a huge halibut. Generally, fishing is very popular along the banks of the glacial rivers of Alaska. But before you get such an experience, it’s important that you get the right fishing equipment.

  1. Go Watch a Glacial River Flow.

One of the unique experiences you will get in Alaska is watching the magnificent glacial river flow. You can either decide to stand along the banks and see melting water spill down the river bank. Or, you can get a canoe and float along its waters.

Alaska has hundreds if not thousands of rivers flowing on its territories. The good thing is that these rivers are home to several species of fish, including salmon. That’s said, you might as well try to test your angler skills alongside the river banks.

Final thoughts

Alaska is one of the greatest states to visit. Its home to thousands of wildlife species that are only unique to that region. Also, it has numerous glacial rivers that are attractive and fascinating to watch. Other than that, museums, hotels, and restaurants offer unique world-class relaxation and experience. While there are several other activities you may consider doing during your Alaskan vacation, the above-mentioned ones are some of the best.

FadLy Handowo
My name is FadLy Handowo. I love experiencing new things and I am always looking for a new activity to try.

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