With cities and towns set amidst majestic mountains, pristine coastlines, and emerald forests, the state of Alaska is a breathtaking destination for a babymoon getaway. The state’s wondrous and enchanting communities offer visual splendor, fascinating history, absorbing culture, and unique activities. Choose from a diverse variety of Alaska vacation rentals situated in proximity to great attractions, shopping centers, tranquil spas, and elegant dining establishments. Here are the best babymoon vacation destinations in Alaska.
Accessible only by air or sea, the breathtakingly beautiful city of Juneau is located in southeast Alaska between sapphire-blue Gastineau Channel to the west and Mount Roberts, Mount Juneau, and the Juneau Icefield to the east. As Alaska’s capital, Juneau is home to numerous cultural diversions, including the Alaska State Museum, whose spacious galleries feature displays on the state’s history, art, and cultures. A stroll through downtown Juneau allows you to explore artists’ studios, art galleries, historic buildings, and the busy and colorful waterfront. Shop for paintings, jewelry, handcrafted wood carvings, and other items at Sealaska Heritage Store. Stop by the Visitor’s Pavilion at Mendenhall Glacier on the east edge of town for an incomparable view of the calving terminus of this moving river of ice. Join Juneau Tours for a whale-watching adventure in a comfortable boat that gives you close-up looks at humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, and other wildlife. Enjoy dining on Alaskan salmon or crab with a spectacular waterfront view at Timberline Bar and Grill.
The city of Sitka lies on the west side of Baranof Island fronting the Pacific Ocean on the Inside Passage in southeastern Alaska. Visit the Sitka Historical Society and Museum to check out fascinating displays that highlight the area’s Russian, Tlingit, and American historical backgrounds. Watch amazing performances by Tlingit Dancers at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Na Kahidi Community House and by the Russian New Archangel Dancers at downtown Harrington Centennial Hall. The Sitka Bazaar is an excellent place to shop for jewelry, clothing, handicrafts, and other Alaskan gifts. For romantic flowers and gourmet chocolate, head to Sitka Flowers and the Chocolate Moose. The Sitka Scenic Tour with Sitka Wildlife Tours allows you to ride a comfortable van while you visit historic buildings, Sitka National Historic Park, the Indian River Salmon breeding grounds, and a brown bear rescue center. Dine on freshly caught Dungeness crab at the family-owned Halibut Point Crab and Brew.
Beautiful Ketchikan is at the far southeastern corner of the Inside Passage near the Alaskan border with Canada. The city has the largest collection of magnificent Native American totem poles in the world in locations such as the Totem Heritage Center, Potlatch Park, Saxman Totem Park, and Totem Bight State Park. Enjoy a spectacular bird’s-eye view of nearby fjords and glaciers in a small plane with Family Air Tours. Alternatively, observe the majestic waterways, towering cliffs, and amazing waterfalls at Misty Fjords National Monument aboard a luxurious catamaran with Allen Marine Tours. Shop for unique items handcrafted out of gold, ivory, wood, and other materials at Alaskan Heritage Gems and Gifts. Enjoy a delicious rack of lamb, ribeye steak, or local seafood at the Bar Harbor Restaurant on Tongass Avenue.
Located in central Alaska along the scenic Chena River, Fairbanks offers majestic landscapes, cosmopolitan cultural events and activities, and opportunities for relaxation. Among the city’s unique museums are the Ice Museum, which displays immense ice sculptures, and the University of Alaska Museum of the North, which highlights natural history, native cultures, and local artwork. Get a good look at the incomparable glimmering multicolored lights of the aurora borealis with Fairbanks Aurora Tours. The Northern Alaska Tour Company offers a breathtaking view of the Fairbanks area from a small plane. Don’t miss the chance to take a long, relaxing soak in the naturally heated outdoor mineral waters at Chena Hot Springs. Shop for Alaskan gold, jewelry, and sculptures at Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery of Gold and Diamonds. Feast on succulent grass-fed steaks at the elegant Lavelle’s Bistro.
Anchorage lies at the northern end of Cook Inlet in south-central Alaska. With the majestic Chugach Mountains as a backdrop and the Chugach National Forest to the south, the city is surrounded by unparalleled beauty. Within the city, visitors commonly spot wildlife such as moose, bears, mountain goats, and foxes. For a thrilling experience, take the Glacier Discovery Train with Alaska Railroad to the edge of imposing Spenser Glacier. As the largest museum in Alaska, the Anchorage Museum has numerous galleries with displays of artwork, historical artifacts, marine life tanks, a planetarium, and other wonders. Stroll along the nature trails at Alaska Botanical Garden, and marvel at the wondrously colorful plant life. Stop in for soothing muscle relaxation at Massage Now. For fine dining, try some fresh halibut or salmon steak at Bridge Seafood Restaurant.
The city of Kodiak is situated on the eastern side of lovely Kodiak Island, which is known as the Emerald Isle due to the verdant evergreen forests that cover most of its length. Take a comfortable flight on a seaplane with Kingfisher Aviation to view the famous Kodiak brown bears in their natural habitats. A walking tour of historic downtown Kodiak gives you opportunities to shop for local jewelry and handicrafts. The exhibits at the Alutiiq Museum focus on Native American cultural history, and the displays at the Baranov Museum include insights into Russian and American colonial history and Alaska’s role in World War II. When you want to relax after your sightseeing, try a special prenatal massage at Northwoods Massage Kodiak. For an unforgettable dining experience, combine a delicious meal and exciting wildlife watching on a Galley Gourmet dinner cruise.
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