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Things to Do and Excursions in Alaska
National parks are ever-present in Alaska and they serve as a fantastic way to experience the wildlife and scenery found across the sprawling landscape. Take the Kenai Fjords National Park, for example, which sits at the cusp of the Kenai Peninsula. This phenomenal sight is indicative of Alaska’s starkly beautiful surroundings, from the fringe of lush forests to the icy depths. Denali National Park is another must-visit with a 92 mile-long road which leads you directly to Mt McKinley, passing all manner of mountain ranges, thick forests and moose sightings along the way.
Mt. McKinley is worth a visit to Alaska in itself – a towering behemoth that also happens to be the highest peak in North America. No visit to Alaska can really be considered complete without a glimpse of this mighty mountain. The climb takes around two to four weeks to complete.
Alaska is more than just an adventurous jaunt into the wilderness – it’s got culture and city life too. Head to Juneau, the State capital, for a small-town vibe and spectacular surroundings (it’s the gateway to the Glacier Bay National Park if you get a craving for nature again). Culturally-rich, Fairbanks is the largest city in the interior region of Alaska and well worth visiting if you’re interested in seeking out a little of Alaska’s past. And of course there’s Anchorage – the main city and a must-visit location. The best times to visit are between May and September, as the weather is at its best.