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Cities & Towns

Cities & Towns

From rural Alaska Native villages to coastal towns to urban cities, Alaska is home to a broad range of communities, each with their own unique activities, cultures, and attractions. The state's three largest cities — Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks — are the state's air service hubs and are ideal jumping off points for Alaska adventures.

If you're traveling by cruise ship, you will explore the beautiful port towns along the Inside Passage region, which is home to Juneau, Alaska's state capital, along with the Tlingit, Haida, Eyak, & Tsimshian peoplesSouthcentral Alaska is the traditional homeland of the Athabascan and Sugpiaq people and is the state's most populated region, with over half of the state's population and the biggest city - Anchorage. The hub of Interior Alaska is Fairbanks, connecting to the communities surrounding Denali National Park and Preserve, Athabascan villages, and the Alaska Highway.

The Arctic region is home to Utqiagvik, the United States' northernmost city, along with many Inupiaq villages, remote communities, Nome, and Prudhoe Bay. The communities of Southwest Alaska stretch from Bethel and the Yup'ik and Cup'ik villages in western Alaska, to Kodiak and Sugpiaq villages on Kodiak Island, to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor and Unangax̂ villages and communities located along the Aleutian Islands. 

Cities by Region


 Anaktuvuk Pass  Bettles
 Coldfoot  Kotzebue
 Nome  Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse
 St. Lawrence Island  Utqiaġvik (Barrow)



 Anderson  Cantwell
 Central  Chena Hot Springs
 Chicken  Circle
 Delta Junction  Denali Park
 Eagle  Ester
 Fairbanks  Fort Yukon
 Galena  Healy
 Kantishna  Manley Hot Springs
 Nenana  North Pole
 Northway  Paxson
 Ruby  Salcha



 Anchor Point  Anchorage
 Big Lake  Chickaloon
 Chistochina  Chitina
 Cooper Landing  Copper Center
 Cordova  Eagle River and Chugiak
 Eklutna  Gakona
 Girdwood  Glennallen
 Halibut Cove  Hatcher Pass
 Homer  Hope
 Kasilof  Kenai
 Kennicott/McCarthy  Kenny Lake
 Lake Louise  Moose Pass
 Nikiski  Ninilchik
 Palmer  Portage Glacier Area
 Seldovia  Seward
 Skwentna  Soldotna
 Sterling  Sutton
 Talkeetna  Trapper Creek
 Valdez  Wasilla
 Whittier  Willow



 Afognak Island  Akhiok
 Eastern Aleutians   Bethel
 Dillingham  Iliamna
 Karluk  King Salmon
 Kodiak  Larsen Bay
 McGrath  Naknek
 Old Harbor  Ouzinkie
 Port Alsworth  Port Lions
 Pribilof Islands  Sand Point
 Unalaska/Port of Dutch Harbor  


Inside Passage

 Angoon  Elfin Cove
 Gustavus/Glacier Bay  Haines
 Hoonah/Icy Strait Point  Hyder
 Juneau  Kake
 Ketchikan  Metlakatla
 Pelican  Petersburg
 Port Protection  Prince of Wales Island
 Sitka  Skagway
 Tenakee Springs  Wrangell

Local Climate & Weather

For Alaska's day-to-day weather, it’s best to plan for a bit of everything. Learn more about weather in this area.

A Big. Beautiful. State of Mind

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