Vast and varied
When measured by landmass, Alaska is the largest state in the union. It’s twice the size of Texas but only 47th in population! This person to acre ratio means there is a lot of wilderness to share with visitors who want to get away from it all with experiences found nowhere else. The largest population centers are Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau and each has its own distinct feel. Beyond the cities, variety is the rule. From wind-swept, treeless Arctic tundra to thick pines and cedars of the temperate rainforests, to the continent’s highest peaks or agricultural plains, the state is vast and varied. It’s easiest to understand this state if you break it down into its regions. We’ve prepared summaries to each regional listing guide noted to the right, to help you quickly get a feel for each region, as well as others you may want to visit. These summaries followed by listings will help find the many opportunities that this state provides. Find more listings at wheretraveler.com/alaska.