Activities

Encompassing nearly 600,000 square miles, the Last Frontier offers plenty to see and do. Whether you want to fish, hike or fly above jagged mountain ranges, there's endless opportunity for adventure.

It’s not a cheap way to get out there, but on a bluebird day, few trips deliver such gawk-worthy moments.

From May to September in Alaska, the fish counts are high, the midnight sun is warm and bright, and fishermen are giddy.

Glaciers are one of the state’s most awe-inspiring and unique attractions; here are some options for checking them out.

What’s not to like? You’ll escape the crowds and see wildlife, glaciers and soaring mountains.

Here are a few gorgeous options within 30 minutes of Anchorage, whether you have a few hours, a day or a overnight adventure in mind.

From the Fairbanks Midnight Sun Festival to Salmonfest and the Alaska State Fair, there are plenty of summer events to choose from.

National parks

When bigger is better: Catch a glimpse of North America’s tallest mountain, Denali, or explore the country’s largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias.

From how to get there, to activities, to the perennial question: “Will the mountain be out?”

For true adventure seekers and wilderness lovers, the park is rife with opportunities to play — from backpacking, fishing and camping to rafting, hiking and climbing.

Legalized cannabis

Recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Alaska. Here's what you need to know.

Here are the laws surrounding legal Alaska bud.

From infused ice cream to concentrates and locally grown flower, there are options for first-time users and daily smokers alike.

Destinations

There’s more to Alaska than just Anchorage. Hit the road (or catch a plane) and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

This waterfront town is an outdoor enthusiast’s haven, and boasts that it has more miles of trails and mining tunnels than road (of which there are just 190).

From basking in the midnight sun to chasing the northern lights, Fairbanks is a year-round destination.

It’s easy to see why the Kenai Peninsula is often referred to as “Alaska’s playground.” Here are a few spots to get you started.

With busy fishing fleets, thriving art and food scenes, vibrant Native communities and quirky little museums, it’s hard not to fall in love with Alaska’s largest island and coastal communities.

This fabled 125-mile stretch of road slides past tiny communities, roadhouses and aquamarine alpine lakes before dropping down at last into Seward, situated on the edge of Resurrection Bay.

Fuel up, power down, explore and enjoy all that you’ll find in this amazing corner of the world.

This fabled small town has it all – from history to hip hangouts, from scenic ship rides to shore-side shopping, from wildlife viewing to unforgettable wilderness wandering.

Know before you go

Curious about what to do in a bear encounter, or best practices on hiking trails? Here's what you need to know.

Hikers are spoiled for options in Alaska. Here are some tips for keeping things safe and enjoyable.

Here are just a few animal sightings for your bucket list and tips on where to scope them out.