Scenery on a grand scale

Where Alaska - - The Guide -

“There is one word of ad­vice and cau­tion to be given those in­tend­ing to visit Alaska for plea­sure, or for sight­see­ing,” wrote Henry Gan­nett in 1899. “If you are old, go by all means, but if you are young, wait. The scenery of Alaska is much grander than any­thing else of its kind in the world, and it is not well to dull ones’ ca­pac­ity for en­joy­ment by see­ing the finest first.” De­spite Mr. Gan­nett’s words of cau­tion, peo­ple of all ages— al­most 2 mil­lion—visit Alaska an­nu­ally, ar­riv­ing by air, by sea and by road in hubs like An­chor­age, Juneau and Fair­banks. Mea­sured in square miles, Alaska is the largest state in the union, more than twice the size of Texas, although it ranks 47th in pop­u­la­tion (while Texas is sec­ond). To un­der­stand the vast­ness and va­ri­ety of Alaska, we’ve cre­ated six re­gional guides based on ge­og­ra­phy, sum­ma­riz­ing the dis­tinc­tions of each, fol­lowed by a rep­re­sen­ta­tive list­ing of at­trac­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties. Find more list­ings at where­trav­eler.com/alaska

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