Where do you start your ideas for Alaskan vacations? This state can offer the ideal vacation for the camera buff and sportsman alike. If you want culture next to nature, you need only visit the beautiful cities. For views of caribou and bear, take a trip inland. To catch a glimpse of whale and dolphin, catch a ride on a yacht. The hardest part is deciding where to get started.
For those that love nature, Alaskan vacations are perfect. For the camera buff, they will have the opportunity to view some of the towering mountains and the depths of the ocean within feet of each other. Meadows are graced with an abundance of wildflowers in the summer. They are home to bear and caribou as well. If you want to explore the heights, expect to catch glimpses of mountain goats and high flying eagles. The coast line is home to glaciers that run down into deep fjords. The ocean view is graced with ice bergs, dolphins and whales galore. Many photographers never need put the lens down in fear of missing the perfect picture.
For those that enjoy physical challenges, Alaskan vacations are ideal as well. The heights of Mt. McKinley and its sister mountains are waiting on the mountain climbers. If you want something a little closer to normal levels, white water rafting is available for family and expert alike. For a little tamer fun, golf courses are available in the Arctic Circle or near downtown Juneau. In the right time of year, you can enjoy a round at midnight. If you are a dedicated angler, you will never want to leave the state. Lakes and streams can give you the inland fishing that you desire. Rich with salmon and trout, supper is just waiting for you to catch it. For a deeper challenge, charters are available to take you out on the ocean. And all of this comes with views that will take your breath away.
Now, for those that want a bit less excitement, Alaskan vacations can accommodate you as well. Museums and shops abound in the cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks. Small villages dot the coast line for visits from a chartered yacht. Railroads pierce the heart of the Alaskan wilderness and airplanes take you up to soar with the eagles.