Why This One Little Town Is Alaska’s Best Kept Secret
With Alaska being the largest yet most undeveloped state in the nation, it only makes sense that there would be a ton of hidden gems spread throughout the state. Sitka is one of the last frontier’s best kept secrets and the best little town in Alaska. Although Sitka is certainly not the tiniest town on the map and it actually has a decent sized population considering many of the remote villages throughout the state, it still remains a place that is fairly untouched and filled with breathtaking natural beauty.
This remote island escape oozes with outdoor adventure opportunities including kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing. Rich Russian culture, Alaska Native heritage and distinctive historical perspectives found throughout this little town have the ability to completely captivate you. Plus, the lush rainforest and booming volcanic views make it easy for just about anyone to fall in love with Sitka. Read on to learn why this one little town is one of Alaska’s best kept secrets.
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Have you ever explored Sitka, the best little town in Alaska? What is your favorite thing to do here? Would you recommend visiting it? Let us know in the comments below!
Are there any other cute small towns like Sitka in Alaska?
Yes! Alaska is filled with tons of tiny little towns and villages just like Sitka. This state imbues its magic in all of these little spots and gives you unbelievable sights and experiences you just won’t find anywhere else. Many of the towns in Alaska are very small, and the majority all sit under 10,000 people. In fact, the largest city in the whole state only has 288,000 people!
Is Alaska a big state?
Alaska is the largest state in the United States of America. If you were to superimpose it over the continental United States, it would take up a large portion of the west, midwest, and central areas. You would need to triple the state of Texas to fill up the land mass of Alaska. And Alaska has so much coastline, that when the tide goes out, you need four times the size of Texas to replicate the area of this great state!
Living and loving life in Alaska, Courtney enjoys living a happy life based on simple principles; work hard, be kind, stay humble. She is an avid dog lover with hobbies that include running, fly fishing, hiking & snowboarding.
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