A family vacation to Alaska would be a wonderful adventure for all members of the family. Alaska is a beautiful land, with tons of irresistible attractions. From the moment you step foot on the Alaskan soil there will be plenty of things to discover. Your kids will love exploring the fjords and glaciers, as well as midnight basketball games and salmon bakes. Here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect family vacation to Alaska.
Guide to Get
If you go on a family vacation to Alaska, buy Frommer’s Alaska: With Cruises and Wilderness Trips it is a must. This handy guide to Alaska trips is lively written, providing reliable information on things like lodging, food and excursions and a few useful personal observations of the author. The book costs about $20.
Places to Stay
There are several great resorts where you could stay during your family vacation to Alaska. Here are some of the most popular resorts:
Oscar Gill House Bed & Breakfast. Located in Anchorage, this 1913 farm-style house is an ideal place for a family vacation to Alaska. The house overlooks the long strip of dry grass passing for Central Park. Oscar Gill House is welcoming and homey, providing excellent breakfasts. The room costs $85 – $125 per night.
Sourdough Cabins. Located close to the entrance to Denali National Park, this resort offers rustic-design cabins and modern facilities for the price of about $150 per night.
Cordova Lighthouse Inn. Located in Cordova, this resort is another popular choice among holidaymakers for a family vacation to Alaska. It provides smallish rooms above a harbor-front cafe and bakery.
Eagle Heights Bed and Breakfast. This resort is also great for a family vacation to Alaska, providing spacious apartments with big windows facing the harbor. The room costs $125 per night.
Places to Eat
A family vacation to Alaska is also an opportunity to taste the fabulous cuisine at some of the most popular restaurans. Simon & Seafort’s Saloon and Grill in Anchorage offers great seafood cooked by fast-action chefs who also provide a real show for the guests at the open kitchen. If you want something fancier, New Sagaya City Market offers you international delicacies for high-style picnics, including fresh sushi, a salad bar, 19 types of vinegar sauce straight from Italy, Scandinavian soup and French wines and candies.
If you go on a family vacation to Alaska, you have to go on a tour through Denali National Park & Preserve, one of the most impressive local attractions. The park features the highest mountain in North America, the 20,320 ft tall Mount McKinley. It also includes other scenic landscapes and glaciers. The Alaska Marine Highway ferry system and the Alaska Sea Life Center, are also worth visiting.