Southcentral Alaska Activities
Southcentral Alaska is home to the largest city in the state - Anchorage. This city is a starting point for many travelers, and with a population of over 250,000, more than 40% of all Alaskans live in the Anchorage area. Of course, Anchorage isn't the only place to go in Southcentral Alaska. The Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound to the south are popular. The Matanuska-Susitna Valley in the northern part of this region, toward Interior Alaska is another popular location. This region is one of the more interesting and active in the whole state, so there is plenty - if not too much - to see and do while you're there.
- Southcentral Cities: Anchorage isn't the only city in this part of Alaska. You'll also find Homer, Seward, Cordova, Valdez, and Whittier to the south. North of Anchorage, you'll find Palmer, Wasilla, and Talkeetna.
- Ecotourism: Of course, Alaska is a beautiful natural environment to study no matter where you're traveling, but because tourism is a bit more built up in the Southcentral region, ecotourism companies are more readily available for guided tours. There are touring companies that simply show you the best scenic areas, or you can go a more adventurous route and book a bike tour or hiking tour. This is a great way to see some of Alaska's most breath-taking views and majestic animals.
- Flight-seeing: Although experiencing Alaska by RV is great, so is getting up in the air for a bird's eye view of the state. From Ancorage, Talkeetna, and most other cities in the area, you can book flights to take you all over the state, including to the Mt. McKinley area.
- Glacier Cruises: In the bar area, you can book short day cruises to view the glaciers and wildlife. Park your RV and stretch your legs a bit - these boat tours are fairly inexpensive and can give you a view of Alaska you can't get on land. Here are a few cruise companies in the area:
Major Marine Tours
Stan Stephens Glacier and Wildlife Cruises
Kenai Fjords Tours