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Enjoy some historical relics in the midst of beautiful scenery.
With rolling, tundra-clad mountains ringed by spruce trees and dramatic cliffs, it’s little wonder that Kodiak has earned the nickname of Alaska’s “Emerald Isle.” This Southwest Alaska island and its biggest city both share the same name; Kodiak city offers easy road access to unusual cultural museums and fascinating World War II relics, while the island and seas around it are home to some of the best fishing and bear-viewing in the state.
If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting Kodiak, the high season for most activities is from July to September—but you can also have great fun during the shoulder and off seasons. Keep reading for more on how to get here and what to do once you arrive.
Spend a day each in Anchorage, Homer and Kodiak. Take any number of flightseeing tours out of the Anchorage area while resting at one of its many brewpubs. Homer offers recreation opportunities in Kachemak Bay. Explore the bay or check out the Homer Spit. From Kodiak, venture to Katmai National Park and Preserve for bear-viewing. Kodiak offers both history and unspoiled wilderness. Read More
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