Definitely Take A Summer Day Trip To This Idyllic Town In Alaska

Every once in a while you miraculously stumble upon a town that completely catches you off guard, in the most awesome way possible. Talkeetna, Alaska is one of those magical places. In this zany town that is known for ‘proudly keeping it weird‘ you’re sure to find tons of charming surprises at every twist and turn. In just one day you can experience some the warmest hospitality, best food, exquisite local brews and incredible excursions in all of Alaska. Talkeetna is raw and uncensored – just how life should be in the rugged last frontier.

Less than 900 locals make up the year-round population but during the summertime the town comes alive as visitors from all around the world come to relax and enjoy the splendor of all the groovy offerings. Around town folks can be found wondering aimlessly listening to live music, viewing Mt. Denali in the distance and stopping by the local store to visit the town’s feline mayor, Stubbs the cat. If you like things a little on the weird-yet-brilliantly-interesting side, you’ll never want to leave.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Do you love exploring fun and interesting places throughout the last frontier that are also a tad bit weird or ‘off the wall’? If so, you’ll love visiting the town of Homer on the Kenai Peninsula! It is filled with lots of creative concepts and super friendly people.