Best Alaska Vacation Destinations
"Gwin's roadside establishment is the epicenter of much of the activity on the peninsula and a one-stop shop for visitors and locals alike, providing food, lodging, and fishing tackle ... The travel agency can book fishing, hiking, rafting, and other adventure travel anywhere on the peninsula. The lodge is the fishing headquarters of prospective anglers during the annual salmon runs on the nearby Russian and Kenai rivers."
"Gwin's Lodge - Historic landmark, traditionally crafted log roadhouse and guest cabins, full of local history and a good source for what to do in Cooper Landing."
"Gwin’s Lodge, in Cooper Landing (roughly in the middle of the Kenai), is a good base for exploring the peninsula. The kids will love the loft beds; Mom and Dad can hike up to Russian River Falls to watch leaping salmon and maybe spot a moose."
"The Kenai Peninsula is Alaska's Playground"
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"The peninsula serves as the Alaska sampler because it has the wildlife; the dramatic glaciers, mountains and wilderness; multipurpose rivers; a fjord-lined coast — plus churches, mining towns and other attractions associated with Alaska’s settlement story."
Alaska is a big state, the biggest state, in fact, of the United States. So no wonder even when many have Alaska on their bucket list, they feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes time to actually plan their dream Alaska vacation.
Alaska has much to offer, and among the best are Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula.
Denali National Park features Mt. McKinley, the tallest mountain peak in the North American Continent at 20,320 feet. It is highly recommended to take the Alaskan Railroad from Anchorage to Denali in a clear dome rail car in order to be able to devote all of your attention to the beautiful scenery unfolding before you. Traffic inside the park is limited, so the best way to see the park is to ride one of the shuttles or buses that offer you the views but none of the headaches of driving. Also try to hike along one of many trails inside the park to fully take advantage of seeing the scenery and wildlife.
The Kenai Peninsula is known as "Alaska's Playground" because even Alaskans will travel to the Kenai Peninsula for recreation and vacations. The Kenai Peninsula is best known for its world class salmon fisheries, the Kenai and the Russian Rivers, where the term "combat fishing" probably originated. However, the Kenai Peninsula is also well-known for its beautiful scenery and many other outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, drift rafting, whitewater rafting, wildlife viewing, panning for gold, clamming, saltwater fishing, etc. Of course, the breathtaking scenery and wildlife offer photography enthusiasts an endless variety of subjects for memorable photos.
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