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Trekking the Southern Alaskan Coast

Over half of Alaska’s population live in this region, making it a destination full of activities and amenities for every type of traveler.


Nobody knows adventure like Anchorage. Imagine a place with a salmon stream running through downtown, 300 miles of gorgeous trails and six surrounding mountain ranges.

Must Sees
Prince William Sound: Adventure is the name of your game and kayaking has the claim to Anchorage’s fame.Visit the Prince William Sound Kayak Center to learn more about tours that will show you everything from mountain views to glacial caves.

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: The famous Iditarod courses are world famous and the home to some of the toughest athletes alive, human and canine. Tour the course during winter and summer months. The people at Salmon Berry Tours will keep you safe, comfortable and entertained.

Alaska Native Heritage Center: The Alaska Heritage Center has been educating and entertaining for longer than 15 years. Offering musical celebrations, workshops, and a calendar full of exciting exhibits and events. This is a great destination for visitors of all ages who love to learn in a hands on environment.

Local’s Guide
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail: Touted as one of the nation’s most beautiful trails, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail winds gently along the coast of Anchorage. The paved road allows for 11 miles of uninterrupted vistas for your walking, jogging and biking pleasure. In the winter, you may even want to ski it!



This small coastal town of Seward is famous for its scenic views and serves as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Must Sees
Kenai Fjords National Park: The Kenai Fjords are an extremely popular destination for kayakers, cruises and even wedding parties. Unbelievable views of mountains and glaciers will take your breath away. Alaska’s beauty is about to blow you away!

Resurrection Bay: We’re not promising that you’ll meet Sean Connery, but the opening scene of "The Hunt For Red October" was filmed in this stunning bay. The bay’s history is rich with legend as well as beauty. If you’re sailing, prepare yourself for close encounters of the Orca kind!

Local’s Guide
Alaska SeaLife Center: In the coldest months, you may not be as inclined to spend a day in a boat, spotting seals. But, lucky for you, the Alaska SeaLife Center  is your window to the sea. Check out their year-round hours and impressive sea life.


Jaw-dropping vistas and a refreshingly quirky culture, Homer is an unforgettable stop on your Alaskan journey.

Must Sees
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies: The Center is a hub for resources and guided tours of gorgeous Kachemak Bay. Programs are available for people of all ages and interests. Get to know the scenic destinations with the help of locals with a comprehensive knowledge of the area’s history.

Kachemak Bay State Park: This was Alaska’s first state park and it set the bar pretty high. You’ll find access to the park by boat or plane as there are no roads. Once you’re there, enjoy the 80+ miles of pristine trails and views. Check their website for a list of authorized air and water taxi services.

Homer Spit: The 4.5-mile finger of land extending from the Alaskan coastline is home to a lively and colorful culture. The spit’s unique location offers incredible views of coastal mountains and an up close and personal experience with the sea.


Soldotna is located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula and takes advantage of all that the beautifully land has to offer. Elevated boardwalks, canoeing, world-class skiing and an Olympic-size ice rink are just a few of the activities for visitors and residents alike.

Must Sees
Soldotna Homestead Museum: Learn about the brave lives of the homesteaders who settled in Soldotna. Take your family through tours of the early cabins and see how they made home in the rugged terrain and harsh conditions.

Local’s Guide
The Moose is Loose! Bakery: You’re far from home and sometimes the only thing that can warm you up in the cold Alaskan winter is a fresh donut and coffee. The Moose is Loose! Bakery might be one of the best donut paces in all of Alaska. You might want to stock up when you go. Could be a while before you get another donut this delicious.


Wasilla gained international attention when Sarah Palin, once the city’s mayor, ran as John McCain’s vice presidential running mate in 2008. But travelers have been enjoying Wasilla for decades, exploring its rich history in the gold rush and more.

Must Sees
Independence Mine State Historical Park: Gold is the magic word that pulled people to the town near the time of its founding and that word has been keeping people there ever since. Whether you’re there to dig for your own mother lode or to learn about the impressive mines that put the city on the map. You’re sure to find a few treasures along the way.

Alaska Museum of Transportation and Industry: Something has got to transport that gold to its buyers, right? The transportation industry has played a massive role in the development of Alaskas wild tundra and mountains. See all of the important innovations that made the Alaskan economy possible here.

Local’s Guide
The Grape Tap: The Grape Tap is a beautiful, cozy and charming restaurant for every kind of traveler. The 60 seat restaurant offers an impressive selection of wines and entrees, taking full advantage of the copious resources from local harvesters. See the menu and learn about the restaurant’s special offerings.