The highway system in Alaska is extensive and there are a lot of places you can road trip to discover, but some travelers won’t stop when the pavement ends. For them, these cool towns in Alaska offer salty breezes, fresh seafood, and lots and lots of boats. Many Alaskans access the more than 6,000 miles of coastline using the Alaska Marine Highway and other ferries to travel throughout the state. These small towns are not to be missed by the true Alaskan adventurer. From the scenic Inside Passage to the Aleutian Islands to the islands of the Bering Straight, Alaska has great places to visit off the beaten, and paved, path.

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