Unlike the rest of the American States, Alaska offers an experience that none can. It is one of the few places on earth where one can witness aurora borealis, 800 pound bears spear their claws through huge salmon and packs of huskies pull sleds across the Tundra. The best time to visit is from July to mid-August for fair weather and longer daylight hours.

Unlike the rest of the American States, Alaska offers an experience that none can. It is one of the few places on earth where one can witness aurora borealis, 800 pound bears spear their claws through huge salmon and packs of huskies pull sleds across the Tundra. The best time to visit is from July to mid-August for fair weather and longer daylight hours.

Here are a few things you can do in Alaska:

Wildlife Watching – The wonders that Alaska offers will leave you in awe. Watch humpback whales and orcas navigate through the sea and thousands of bald eagles soar above. From July to September, you’ll see black bears and grizzlies on fishing hunts and if you’re a bird lover, April sees 5 million shorebirds return from migration to Ketchikan.

Watch the Northern Lights – Possibly on everyone’s bucket list of things to do is experiencing the Northern Lights – an amazing array of orange, yellow, red and green gas molecules blown about the night sky by solar wings. Bundle up and skip your sleep to witness the display of this stunning natural phenomena. December to March is the best time to spot this as the sky is darker and nights are longer.

Watch a Glacial River – Alaska is full of water bodies. Stand at the banks and admire the breath-taking sight of melted water spilling from the mountains and heading to the ocean. These rivers have been flowing for thousands of years. Each one is huge and there are over 30,000 of them!

See Alpenglow at Midnight – Alaska has been described as “freshness, freedom and farness” simply because of the sheer expanse. Make it a point to watch the Alpenglow, or Midnight Sun. It will bring a child-like wonder and the view of the sun on the mountains will bring a bit of magic to your holiday.

Experience the Resilience of Life – While Alaska holds huge bears and whales, you’ll find a lot of wonder in the little things. If you go off on a hike, grab a tiny flower and imagine the fragile thing being buried under many feet of snow for seven months in the darkness. You’ll feel the miracle of creation when you hold and smell that fresh as new flower!

Family Fun at Seward – Stay at Seward overnight and have breakfast at ‘The Smoke Shack,’ a restaurant built inside the train car of one of Alaska’s three Railroad cars. You can also take your kids to visit the Alaska Sealife Centre and let them admire the big sea lions, puffer fish and floor to ceiling aquarium.

One of a Kind Events – Try and plan your itinerary so that you can catch one of Alaska’s unique events, such as the Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile Race in mid-Feb or the 50 km tour of Anchorage Nordic Ski Race in March. There are some bizarre community events too! Like the Cordova Ice Work Festival and Sea Ice Golf Classic in Nome.

Drive along one of Alaska’s highways – This is one of the many ways you’ll get the feeling that Alaska goes on forever. And in a way, it does! Even if you travelled a million acres a day, it would still take more than a year to see all of Alaska. Driving in Alaska for hours and looking at the same landscape makes you get an inkling of the vastness of it.

Alaska is a destination that has the capability to truly move you. And that’s why it’s one of the places you shouldn’t miss this summer holidays!