Top 10 Outstanding Places to Visit in Alaska in 2024

10. Kenai Lake

Kenai is the epicenter of Alaskan adventure, with something for everyone. The Kenai River is well-known for its excellent King Salmon fishing.

9. Denali National Park And Preserve

This world-renowned national park is known for its magnificent fauna, huge tundra, and towering Denali.

8. Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai National Park and Preserve, established in 1980, is known for its volcanoes, but also for brown bears, beautiful creeks with abundant fish, inaccessible wilderness, and a rough shoreline.

7. Fairbanks

Fairbanks, located at 65 degrees north latitude, is famous for the northern lights, commonly known as the aurora borealis, the midnight sun, and seemingly endless sunsets and sunrises.

6. Sitka

The city of around 8,500 people, located on Sitka Sound, is recognized for its Tlingit culture and picturesque vestiges of its Russian legacy.

5. Homer

Homer is well-known for being a popular fishing charter site. There are numerous fishing charters in town that will take visitors halibut or salmon fishing. Some of the world's largest halibuts are captured right here in Homer.

4. Juneau

Juneau is home to 280 bird species, brown and black bears, five salmon kinds, and whales.

3. Seward

The iconic SeaLife Center in Seward is a true institution, and for good reason: it's a fantastic site to experience Alaska's distinctive animals up close. You can see harbor seals, Steller sea lions, puffins, enormous octopuses, and many more animals.

2. Ketchikan

Ketchikan is regarded as "The Salmon Capital of the World" because of our booming, century-old commercial fishery.

1. Anchorage

Anchorage is well renowned for its trails, animals, and glaciers, but it is also the state's cultural heart. The city has the highest concentration of artists and musicians in Alaska.