4 Reasons to Plan Your Summer Vacation to Alaska
Written by: Michelle on March 10, 2021
Travelers have long dreamed of witnessing the vast wilderness of the Great North and checking another state off their bucket list. The 49th state is home to the most pristine and beautiful landscapes in our country and this summer is the time for summer vacations to Alaska. Even though cruise ships are not scheduled to sail its coastline in 2021, we can still explore Alaska by air, rail, and road.
1. Alaska is a Record-setting State.
Don’t let the map fool you, Alaska is the largest state. With almost twice the square miles of Texas, there’s more to see and do than you can imagine. It’s also the home to the tallest peak in North America, Mt. Denali, which tops out at just over 20,000 feet. Alaska also contains the largest of the United States’ National Parks, the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. According to NationalParks.org, with 13.2 million acres, this park is larger than Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and the country of Switzerland combined.
2. You can Still Tour Alaska by Train
Train travel is one of the best ways to take in the journey as you venture from town to town in Alaska. With large windows, comfortable seating, and the flexibility to move around the car, train travel allows you to sit back, relax and take in the sights. With trusted cruise lines Holland America and Princess offering land packages with rail, seeing Alaska by train is one bucket-list item that can still be achieved this summer!
3. There’s Room to Roam
As travelers get ready to set off on adventures after a great deal of time at home, many people are looking at U.S. destinations that offer space to spread out. Luckily, Alaska’s expansive spaces mean that it’s the perfect destination for social distancing. With options to spend days outdoors exploring the state’s natural beauty or spying on wildlife, they can make the most of every moment safely.
4. Your Support is Important
The Alaskan travel season is short, usually running from mid-May to late September. This means that there was almost no travel to Alaska in 2020 as travel was heavily restricted. And with cruises still unable to sail the coasts this year, the Alaskan tourism industry needs the support of travelers! Booking summer land packages for 2021 is one of the best ways to support the travel industry while helping others fulfill their dreams of seeing Alaska without the crowds.