Heading to Alaska? Here are Things You Absolutely Must Do
There are plenty of fun and educational activities that you can get into in Alaska. Whether you’re searching for adventure, spending time with the kids, or are looking for a bit of rest and relaxation, Alaska has something for you. Below are some of the top activities and tourist attractions that you may want to check out. Take a look.
For the adventure traveler
If you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping then Alaska has some of the best places for you to visit. It has various locations packed with unique outdoor experiences, tours, excursions, and so much more. You can sign up for a spot into an Alaska Jeep Safari to experience Alaska like never before. Moreover, there’s ample opportunity to enjoy nature while getting a great adrenaline rush at the same time - ziplining, hiking and mountain climbing. Prefer water over land? There are plenty of places to go kayaking, whale-watching, and river jet boating as well.
For the traveler who wants to be educated
If you’re heading to Alaska to learn about its culture, history, people, and art, you’ll be ecstatic to learn that this state offers tons of activities and experiences that can help you soak up on Alaska’s culture. Depending on what you want to learn, you can choose to go on a number of historic and cultural tours including, the Kotzebue/Nome Adventure which brings you to a coastal subsistence camp, the Barrow Adventure which orients you about the lifestyle of the people in the Alaskan Arctic Coastal area, and more. You can also head on over to the Alutiiq Museum and explore artifacts and other interesting trinkets dating back to 7,500 years of Alutiiq history. Not to mention popular tourist attractions and events such as The Halibut Derby and Salmon Tournament (which is Coffman Cove art fest that lets you soak up the place’s natural environment.)
For the shopaholic
Craving for some retail therapy? Alaska has a variety of stores and shopping centers, including Raven Eagle Gifts, a good old trusty gift shop that offers souvenirs and trinkets that you can keep for yourself or take home to your loved ones back home. Then there’s the Jewel Box, which according to its name, is a jewelry store that carries unique Alaskan pieces. It also provides service and repairs. Finally, there’s the Alaska Shirt Company, an awesome apparel store where you can change up your look to something more Alaskan.
For the animal lover
Home to some interesting and diverse creatures, Alaska lets you check out animals at the zoo or in their natural habitat. Take your pick from bear viewing, birding, parks, aquariums, and zoos
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