Aside from Alaska’s epic national parks and glaciers, which you probably already have at the top of your sightseeing list, you’ll find so many things to see and do in this beautifully massive state it’s almost ridiculous. To get you started, check out these top tours while visiting Alaska: Go whale watching, take a wildlife photography tour, visit historical towns and gold mines, and wander through the numerous museums—both history and art. A railroad day trip or a flightseeing tour can help you cover more ground in less time and offer awe-inspiring perspectives.
For those really adventurous sightseers step into the Arctic Circle, raft a world-class river, kayak along rugged coastlines, or hike or bike a challenging mountain trail. All are available on your own or with an experienced guide.