Alaska is a wild and beautiful state that is vastly different than the rest of the country. On an Alaska honeymoon, you will find a gorgeous landscape with North America’s tallest mountain, numerous glaciers and ice fields and a rugged Pacific shoreline. Wildlife sightings are common and include an impressive line-up ranging from orcas and humpback whales to bald eagles and several species of bear. From December to March you can see the impressive Northern Lights in some parts of the state. Those interested in the history of the region’s native people’s will have plenty of opportunities to learn and explore this interesting aspect of our country’s heritage at the state’s various museums and cultural centers.
All in all, an Alaska honeymoon offers a truly unique American experience and will certainly make for a memorable trip of a lifetime.
When to Go
The best and most popular time for an Alaska honeymoon is during summer from late May to mid-August as this is the time the weather is most favorable. December to March is a good time to visit for those who enjoy winter-activities and aren't afraid to brave the cold.
Top Sights and Activities
- Denali The tallest mountain in North America soars to more than 20,000 feet above sea level.
- Kenai Fjords National Park This park contains one of the nations largest ice fields and opportunities to see a large variety of wildlife.
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center An animal refuge offering a home to a number of wildlife species and open to visits by the public.
- Mendenhall Glacier A large glacier near Juneau with wildlife, icebergs, hiking trails and waterfalls.
- Alaska SeaLife Center A large, public aquarium and the state’s only permanent marine rehab center.
- Alaska Native Heritage Center An education and cultural center with exhibits that tell the story of Alaska’s various native peoples.
- Kincaid Park A large city park in Anchorage that features multi-use trails, sports facilities, beaches, and forests—perfect for an Alaska honeymoon.
- University of Alaska Museum of the North A public museum dedicated to the historic, cultural and artistic heritage of the state.
- White Pass and Yukon Route An isolated narrow-gauge railroad that links Whitehorse in Yukon to the port city of Skagway.
- Tony Knowles Coastal Trail An 11-mile, paved recreational trail used for walking, running, rollerblading and cycling.
- Totem Bight State Historical Park A state park on the site of a traditional Native campground known as Mud Bight Village.
- Totem Heritage Center A museum in Ketchikan with the world’s largest collection of original, unrestored totem poles from the 1800s.
- Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum A museum with guided tours of historic automobiles and other exhibits.
- Sitka National Historic Park A park dedicated to the Tingit and Russian people groups living in this part of Alaska.