Alaska February 06, 2020
Named The Most Beautiful Small Town In Alaska, Take A Closer Look At Unalaska
Not surprisingly, when it came time to choose the most beautiful small town in Alaska, Unalaska was chosen among our many other delightful towns. This small town, on some of the prettiest rugged coastline in the world, has charmed the voters. And after even a short amount of time visiting there, it will charm you too!
The city of Unalaska is located on the stunning Aleutian Islands.
The entire population of the island is a little over 4,000 people, and the area retains a lovely, small town feel. The town is nestled in the hills right along the water.
The town and island have a lot of history.
There are also so many great things to do on this island, like check out the World War II artifacts, or visit the cultural Museum of the Aleutians. You can learn more about the Aleut people who have lived on this island for 10,000 years!
A famous landmark in this area is the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of Christ.
This beautiful church's construction was completed in 1896. This actually makes it the oldest "cruciform" style Orthodox church in all North America. The stunning dome is regularly photographed, making it an iconic landmark of this area.
One of the most well-known economic drivers of this area is crab fishing out of Dutch Harbor.
Made popular by the show "The Deadliest Catch," this harbor is a great jumping off point for fishing in the area. And if you drop by during crab fishing season, you may even spot the film crews on the docks recording this thrilling profession.
The island is home to many pockets of beauty, like Captain's Bay, which also has incredible fishing.
Some of the best ways to spend your day are looking for wildlife, and there's a huge range of life just under the water's surface. You can spot porpoises, sea otters, and even many species of whale like orcas, humpback, the gray whale, and more.
There's also fantastic birding in this area if you are a fan of checking out the birdwatching, so bring your binoculars.
WIth more than a hundred species, and over 40 million seabirds, you will see a huge amount of these beautiful creatures! There's so many lovely places all over the island to explore and look for wildlife.
Regardless of the season you choose to visit Unalaska, you won't be disappointed.
With breathtaking views, colorful architecture, and a beautiful ocean to explore, this town is begging for a visit. Put this on your vacation destination list, and you won't be disappointed!
Have you visited the beautiful town of Unalaska? Will you visit again soon? What was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments below!
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Address: Unalaska, AK, USA