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Zona central del sur


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Home to over half of Alaska’s population, Southcentral is a playground of activities from world-class fishing to hiking and wildlife viewing. With mountains and lakes, Southcentral offers the advantages of remote wilderness, but is linked via roads. World-class rainbow trout and salmon shimmer brilliantly, beckoning to prospective anglers. Southcentral has the amenities travelers seek, while serving as a gateway to the wilderness experience.

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Anyone going to Seward should make every effort to go to the SeaLife Center and DON'T MISS the "bird exhibit." If you are a wildlife nut, stay at the Saltwater Lodge two miles south of town on Resurrection Bay. The setting is as perfect as it gets. If you are in Homer, take the Danny J to Halibut Cove via Gull Island. Halibut Cove is a magical, must see place. Also, while in Homer, you need to eat at The Fresh Sourdough Express. If you like pancakes, you will LOVE their sourdough pancakes. Their egg scrambles are also super. The highlight of our trip was the Denali Highway! Don't go if it's dry and dusty or wet and muddy! But if you hit it under the right conditions, you will feel like you have Alaska to yourself and the vastness of the countryside will overwhelm you. Chowders seem to be a hot menu item in most restaurants. We had several different ones an none of them were a dissappointment. Would especially recommend Sourdough Express in Homer and Gwinn's at Copper Landing for chowder. The Kenai River has to be one of the most gorgeous in the world. It's 85 miles long and I wish we could have seen every inch of it. We saw it several different times and it was always beautiful. The film at the Visitors Center in Denali Park is as exceptional as any we have ever seen. No one should miss it. It is truly inspirational!

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