Top Tourist Destinations in Alaska

"The immense, uninhabited wilderness of Alaska overwhelms the state's comparatively small cities, such as commercial-minded Anchorage, with its numerous things to do, and tucked-away Juneau" (a curious state capital with no road access).

This natural splendor may be appreciated when hiking, canoeing, or fishing in the great outdoors, especially because the state and national parks here are some of the largest in the country, attracting nature lovers and tourists from all over the world.

Though big cities include museums and other tourist attractions, towns are probably better used as jumping-off sites for exploring the Alaskan wilds, such as Denali and Kenai Fjords national parks.