When taking a cruise to Alaska, one of the biggest dilemmas is there is just so much to see and not enough time. So with that said, the team at AlaskaCruises.travel has compiled the top list of sights for any Alaska cruise vacation.
- The view of Mount McKinley is one of the most popular stops for travelers to the south central portion of the state. Although getting a clear view of the very top is a rare occurrence, the mountain, called “Denali” by native people, is a special experience for all those who come to the state.
Denali National Park
- Denali National Park is one of the most popular natural areas in the state of Alaska, because it offers visitors so much. A number of campgrounds, visitor centers, hiking trails, wildlife tours and park amenities are available.
- The 12-mile long Mendelhall Glacier is located just outside of Juneau, Alaska and is part of the Mendelhall Glacier Recreation Area and the Tonglass National Forest. Hiking paths to a waterfall and an educational visitor center, make this one of the most popular stops in the state.
Alaska Native Heritage Center – Anchorage
- Another popular site the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a cultural and education museum that highlights the contributions of the 11 native cultural groups that inhabited the state since early times.
Turnagain Arm – Kenai Peninsula
- Just south of Anchorage lies an area of spectacular alpine-like mountains and fjords that is one of the most scenic drives in the state of Alaska. Bring your camera to capture the wild, natural beauty of this unusual area.
Alaska Sea Life Center
- At the tip of the Kenai Peninsula lies the city of Seward, a historic seafaring community that goes back to the 1800s. Here, you will find the Alaska Sea Life Center that serves a center to help educate the public about the numerous sea life species that populate the waters around state. See sea lions, octopi, puffins, seals and a variety of sea life species like sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, sea stars and others. The Center also acts a rehabilitation center for injured or orphaned sea animals and an aviary for many of the sea birds in the area.
If you are planning a cruise to Alaska, ensure that you put these popular sites on your itinerary so that you can enjoy the best the state has to offer.