Alaska November 22, 2018
12 Things Every True Alaskan Does At Least Once Before They Die
Anyone who loves Alaska knows how vast and beautiful the state is. You’ll love these fabulous activities across the state that show you some of the most beautiful views. You’ll also love the amazing adventures and wonderful experiences you can find across the state. Make a plan to try all these Alaskan activities and put the ones you love most on your bucket list. The great state of Alaska has almost endless opportunities for beautiful places to explore, and these are some of the best.
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1. Visit the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau
This popular attraction in Alaska's capital city is quite phenomenal: an enormous glacier accessible to the city. You can walk up to it or just view from the viewing platform for a classic Alaskan experience.
2. Backpack to Serpentine Hot Springs, near Nome
This remote and gorgeous location was an orphanage and mission long ago, and now you can head to this beautiful locale on an epic hike. This place is stunning, steeped with Alaskan history, and a wonderful location for the explorer in you.
3. Zip Line Icy Strait, Hoonah
At one time the world's longest zip line, this attraction near Hoonah is in a gorgeous location. Fly through the air for a true Alaskan adventure you'll never forget.
4. Fly over Mount Denali
When flying north, make sure at some point you get a good seat to fly over North America's tallest peak and experience the wonder of this marvel of nature.
5. Take the Polar Plunge, Utqiagvik
For the super hardcore, head all the way to the top of the state and jump in the Arctic Ocean. Known as the Polar Plunge, you can get a certificate if you get all the way in the frigid water. They will have lots of cocoa and blankets to warm you up after the event.
6. Dine at Seven Glaciers, Girdwood
This phenomenal restaurant is not only completely delicious, but the views are also world class. Ski or hike all day in the beautiful Chugach mountains in Girdwood, then dine at the resort for an incredible experience.
7. Walk on the beach in Homer
The Kachemak Bay is absolutely stunning and a long walk on the beach in Homer is an Alaskan dream. There is so much to do see along the Homer shoreline, you'll have a wonderful time.
8. Go to the Aleutians
The Aleutian Island Chain is a mystical and beautiful part of Alaska, battered by rain and winds, but also beautiful and strange. The chain has 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller ones belonging to both the U.S. and Russia. It is also filled with WWII history and the only battleground on U.S. soil.
9. Whale watching in southeast
Visit enchanting southeast Alaska and head out on a whale watching cruise to see Alaska's largest residents. A day on the water is simply enchanting.
10. Stroll along Creek Street in Ketchikan
Strolling the boardwalk of historic cabins in downtown Ketchikan is an incredible experience. The charming business and friendly locals really make the day an Alaskan dream.
11. Head to the Interior for the Aurora
Interior Alaska has some of the best northern lights shows on the planet, and the long, cold winter nights and low population provide ample opportunity for viewing them away from city light pollution. Head north to watch the most amazing show Alaska's sky has to offer.
12. Watch the sunset at Beluga Point
This spot on the Turnagain Arm is famous for the enchanting sunsets over the waters, sometimes with Beluga whales playing in the surf.
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How many of these amazing experiences have you had? Tell us about it in the comments below.