Exploring 10 beautiful towns in Alaska

Alaska is definitely an ideal stopover if you love nature and want to experience locally attractive activities.

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With an area of 1.477 million km2 and a coastline of up to 10,000 km, Alaska is considered the largest state in all 50 US states. Unlike most other states, Alaska does not have many high-rise buildings or shopping malls. Here, people mainly live in small towns located throughout the state. Please consult and arrange for a trip if you have a chance.

TALKEETNA

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Talkeetna hides under the tallest mountain in North America - Mt. McKinley (now renamed Denali Peak) at an altitude of 6,700 m and is surrounded by other high mountains. Perhaps so, Talkeetna was dubbed the "shadow city" of Alaska.

SKAGWAY

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Skagway is known as the first stop gold seekers before knowing the Klondike gold mine. At this point, the town of Skagway in Alaska is always popular with tourists because it retains the intact appearance of the Western-style town, surrounded by mountains and green forests.

SITKA

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Sitka is an ideal place to visit in Alaska. Situated on Baranof Island, Sitka is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and pine forests. At this point, you can take a stroll in the town center to eat and take part in outdoor activities.

HOMER

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Homer is a small and extremely homely town, located on the edge of Kachemak Bay. This town is famous for its breathtaking natural scenery, artistic culture, and indigenous cuisine. Here, you can climb mountains or take a ride to explore the wilderness.

GUSTAVUS

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Not far from Juneau, Gustavus town is surrounded by high mountains. With great natural scenery, Gustavus attracts thousands of visitors every year to Alaska. You can go to Gustavus in two ways: by boat from Juneau or fly straight to here.

GIRDWOOD

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Girdwood is a mountainous town in Alaska that is surrounded by mountains of the Chugach Mountains and immense green forests, 30 miles south of Anchorage, which is famous for its adventurous sports. Skiing, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, and hiking are the activities that you should try.

SEWARD

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Seward is located in southern Alaska, an area that was influenced by Russian fur traders in the 18th century. This is the oldest and most crowded town in the world where you surely enjoy shopping and see street art performances.

VALDEZ

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The small town of Valdez is one of the most important ports in Alaska. In the past, the Chugach and Ahtna ethnic groups used the area to trade jade, copper, fur, and fishing. With a pleasant, cool year-round climate, Valdez is a popular tourist destination for those who love to explore nature.

FAIRBANKS

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If you want to see the aurora phenomenon, a trip to Fairbanks, Alaska, will not disappoint. Near the international airport and Denali National Park, Fairbanks is home to one of the country's most beautiful luminaries.

KETCHIKAN

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Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island in the Tongass National Forest, in southern Alaska, surrounded by forests and seaports. In the midst of vast mountain ranges, colorful houses are the highlight of Ketchikan. You can take part in fishing activities because here is famous for hunting and catching salmon. 

By: Samantha Martinez

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