Things to do in Alaska
Where to Stay: Nomad or Settler?
- Alaska is a huge state, and it takes a bit of time
and effort to get there.
Fortunately there’s plenty to see and do once you get there. The question of how to best take
advantage of everything Alaska has to offer is an issue of personal
preference. One choice is to be a
nomad, spending one or two days in a given place. The Cirrus enables us to fly virtually
anywhere in the state in just a few hours, so the nomadic trip--visiting
five or eight sites over a one or two week period--is certainly a very
viable option. Another choice is
to be a settler, spending a week or two (or more) based in a specific
place, with periodic day or short trips to other areas of the state.
- This Alaska Flying Guide is designed to enable Cirrus
pilots (along with their families and friends) to plan the vacation trip
that best suits their inclinations.
Information is given about a wide variety of interesting places and
activities, as well as towns where a family or group can settle in and
just enjoy the unique beauty and pace of life that Alaska offers. Nearly all of the towns listed below
can serve as the base for a 4-7 day visit, with plenty of hiking, fishing,
rafting, flightseeing and glacier watching activities nearby. Or one can plan to spend only one or
two nights at a variety of these towns.
The choice is yours and its virtually impossible to make a mistake
because of the variety of activities and sights that are available in any
- Unless otherwise noted, quoted portions in this
section and the associated links, as well as many of the details below,
are excerpted from the copyrighted Alaska Activities Guide, published by
Alaska Channel, PO Box 103455, Anchorage, AK 99510.
Primer on Places to Visit in Alaska
map has yellow highlights drawn around the various places of interest
noted in this section.
Breakdown by Activities and Regions
Glacier and Wildlife Cruises
Home | Introduction | One: Flying in Canada | Two: Getting There
Three: Things to Do in
Alaska | Four: Getting Back to the US from Alaska | Five: Equipment
Six: Charts and Aeronautical Information |
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