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Alaska Visitors Guide

Beyond Anchorage: Your guide to prime destinations in Alaska

The northern lights make an appearance above Twentymile River along Turnagain Arm. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

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

Visiting Juneau is a capital idea

From fishing and dining to a stellar reboot of a museum, Juneau is a top stop.

Exploring Fairbanks, the golden heart of Alaska

Spread across the Tanana Valley foothills, accessible by road, rail and air, Fairbanks is called Alaska’s Golden Heart City for a reason.

Girdwood, Whittier, Seward: The best of Alaska along one epic, scenic highway

Surrounded by state and national parks and forests, the region is packed with opportunities to hike, climb, fish, forage, boat, bike and bask in nature.

Kodiak and Southeast Alaska: Where coastal pleasures abound

With busy fishing fleets, thriving arts and food scenes, vibrant Native communities and quirky museums, it’s hard not to fall in love with these island and coastal towns.

Kenai Peninsula offers world-class fishing, quirky arts scene and much in between

Covering approximately 25,000 square miles of wilderness parkland, lakes and rivers, the Kenai Peninsula calls itself “Alaska’s playground.”

Mat-Su delivers for day trippers and diehard adventure junkies

Sandwiched between Anchorage and Denali National Park, the two valleys that make up what locals call “the Valley” tumble across 23,000 often-gorgeous square miles.

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