Originally called "Glacier City", Girdwood is usually a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts. But summer brings such fun as hiking glaciers, kayaking Spencer Lake, catching nature in the act at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and the Girdwood Forest Fair.
Visitors to Seward love summer here for exploring the seaside town as well as whale watching and more at Kenai Fjords National Park and Resurrection Bay. If you're there on July 4, don't miss the annual race to the top of Mount Marathon.
Accessible only by air and water, Alaska's capital is a stunning summer visit. Wander Juneau's historic waterfront, visit the Alaska State Museum, or take a trail up a glacier for breathtaking views.
For a truly diverse choice of experiences, the tiny town of Ketchikan is a must. From Creek Street's colorful history to the busy water traffic on the Tongass Narrows to the enchanting Dear Mountain, so many attractions await.
Pristinely preserved, visitors find themselves back in the gold rush days in Skagway. Not only are there the historic buildings and sites within the town to explore, but you can also follow in the stampeders' footsteps along the Chilkoot Trail.