Heading south on your chauffeured carefree adventure toward the fishing capital of Alaska in Seward? You don’t want to miss …
1 hour from Anchorage on the scenic Seward Highway, the road to Girdwood is a beautiful drive along the panoramic Turnagain Arm, home to the Alyeska Ski Resorts and Aerial Tram which offers a breathtaking view of the Arm with no hiking involved. You may also like to stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center 40 miles from Girdwood.
Dubbed ‘the strangest town in Alaska’ and the Gateway to Prince William Sound, Whittier is 60 miles south of Anchorage at the end of North America’s longest combined vehicle-railroad tunnel. The Anton Anderson Tunnel is 2.5 miles long and cuts through the base of a mountain. Whittier is probably the most unique fishing destination you will ever experience.
3 hours from Anchorage, Seward sits atop Resurrection Bay and is packed with activities from fishing to wildlife viewing. Not to be missed is Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center, located on the shores of Resurrection Bay. Visitors to the Alaska Sealife Center enjoy a ‘window on the sea’ and experience close encounters with puffins, octopus, sea lions and other sealife. Seward’s breathtaking beauty will make you want to spend more than just a day.
4 hours south of anchorage along the beautifully scenic Sterling Highway is home to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters with over 250 miles of trails, the Swan Lake and Swanson River Canoe system, and Soldotna Historical Society Museum and Homesteaders village.
4.5 hours from Anchorage and is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, beautiful glacier fed lakes and rivers, and world class fishing but there’s more to this city than fish. Visit the Kenai Bicentennial Visitors and Cultural Center which offers visitors a look at the many creatures of land, sea, and air that call this area home. The Center is also a good spot to start exploring the Dena’ina Athabaskan culture that has thrived in Kenai for thousands of years.
5.5 hours from Anchorage known for the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. There’s much more to this town than fishing. Here you will find all the amenities, restaurants, art galleries museums, and the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Walk along the beach, camp on the Spit and enjoy the majestic, panoramic views that are Kachemak Bay.