Alaska, North America

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Facts About Alaska, North America

Regional Population: 660,633

Elevation: 421 meters

Time Zone: America/Anchorage

Latitude: 64.0002778

Longitude: -150.0002778

Alaska, the largest state in the United States (coming in at more than twice the size of Texas), is one of the final frontiers for travelers seeking adventure, unparalleled natural beauty or just a chance to get away from it all. It has more coastline than all the other U.S. states combined, and along with Hawaii is the only other non-contiguous state in the union.

There are myriad options for the family or individual planning a trip to Alaska. Gaze at glaciers and wildlife while cruising the Inside Passage, visit Denali National Park (home of Mt. McKinley), or revel in the history and culture of Alaska’s cities and small towns.

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Articles About Alaska, North America

Plan the Perfect Alaskan Vacation

Alaska’s wilderness is one of the final frontiers for travelers seeking adventure, unparalleled natural beauty or just a chance to get away from it all.

Anchorage: A Family-Friendly Metropolis

From cultural and culinary institutions to moose sightings and hundreds of miles of trails, Alaska’s largest city offers a variety of activities for the whole family.

Best Glaciers to See in Alaska

With more than 100,000 of these ice masses, many in retreat, Alaska’s glacial wonders are hard to miss—for now.

Alaska’s Denali National Park

The highest mountain peak in North America, abundant wildlife and family-friendly activities make this an essential stop on your Alaska itinerary.

Wilderness Lodges of Alaska

From rustic cabins to luxury, all-inclusive accommodations, find the best place to stay on your Alaskan family vacation.

Finding the Right Cruise Destination

Not every cruise itinerary fits every type of traveler. Read our cruise expert’s recommendations for how to find your ideal cruise and season to travel.

Top Shore Excursions

Want to know what to do in port? Take our expert’s advice and don’t miss these key attractions for cruise ports around the world.

See the World From a Kayak

Go where no other boats can. Plan your kayaking vacation with our expert tips on how to choose the right type of trip and find recommended tours.

Summer Travel Deals: Hawaii, Steamboat Cruises, Tanglewood and NYC

Summertime living is easy for families, with deals from the Big Island, to steamboat river tours, to New York City’s Flatotel.

Cruise Deals: Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean

Cruise lines welcome children aboard for free, reward families with a gift card and free airfare, and offer reduced prices.

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