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Romantic Getaway Ideas

Alaska Romantic Getaways

An Alaskan romantic getaway may seem like a chilly choice, but for adventurous romantics, there may be no better place. With bustling cities and towns like Nome, Barrow, Kotzebue, Point Hope, Fairbanks, College, Fort Yukon, and Kaktovik visitors can find an abundance of places to stay, cuisines to eat, and romantic things to do.

Alaska romantic getaways can be found in every region of this great state. Alaska's urban centers of Nome and Barrow have thriving downtowns to offer guests an exciting nightlife, regional cuisine, and all the conveniences and entertainment of a big city. Additionally the beautiful natural landscape of Alaska offers outdoor enthusiast opportunities for fun and exploration. Learn all you need to know about what Alaska has to offer. Find romantic accommodations, destinations, special events, entertainment, adventures and activities available for your Alaska getaway.

In all regions of Alaska lovers can find romantic things to see and do at the wide variety of Alaska attractions. The cities of Bethel, Unalaska, Dillingham, Kodiak, Anchorage, Juneau, Homer, and Haines are just a short distance from romantic Alaska national parks and other attractions like Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Barrow Beach, Ice Museum, The El Dorado Gold Mine, Santa Claus House, St. Michael Island, Kodiak Island Orca Watching, Round Island, Prince William Sound, Point Woronzof, and Glacier Bay National Park. And there are plenty of romantic Hotels and B&B's nearby as well. So whether you're looking to find a secluded cabin rental in the great outdoors or seeking thrills at an Alaska theme park, you can be confident that Alaska can meet all your romance needs. And remember that camping out under the stars in Alaska national parks can be a great affordable getaway alternative to hotels. Many of Alaska's national parks and lakes have cozy getaway cottage or lakeside romantic cabins for rent. Additionally depending on when you're planning your romantic Alaska getaway, you can look for special events like Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March, Midnight Sun Festival in June, Northern Lights in Winter, Rubber Duck Race in September, Delta Festival of Lights in February, Festival of Native Arts in February, Golden Days Street Fair in July, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in July. Events like these can offer romance seekers opportunities to really experience the unique charms of Alaska, even if you only have time for a quick weekend getaway. Whatever your tastes, Alaska's attractions will help make your romantic getaway extraordinary and memorable!

Northeastern Alaska Getaway Ideas:

If you travel much further north of Fairbanks in Winter, you'll be a popcicle. Only the truly adventurous would actually consider a Northeast Alaska getaway. Northeast Alaska is home to the cities and towns of Fairbanks, College, Fort Yukon, and Kaktovik, perfect for a romantic Northeast Alaska getaway. Fairbanks can offer you can however get a great seat to view the Northern Lightsand is the gateway to the Denali National Park. This region is the last frontier. Our advise, visit in Summer.

There are romantic things to see and do in Northeast Alaska like Ice Museum, The El Dorado Gold Mine, or Santa Claus House. Lovers can check out Delta Festival of Lights in February or Festival of Native Arts in February, or just find a secluded outdoor spot alone together in Gates of the Arctic National Park or Yukon Flats National Wildlife Preserve.

Northeast AK Cities & Towns

Fairbanks
College
Fort Yukon
Kaktovik

Northeast AK Attractions

Ice Museum
The El Dorado Gold Mine
Santa Claus House

Northeast AK Events

Delta Festival of Lights in February
Festival of Native Arts in February
Fairbanks' Golden Days Street Fair in July
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in July

Northeast AK Parks

Gates of the Arctic National Park
Yukon Flats National Wildlife Preserve

 

Northwestern Alaska Getaway Ideas:

Iceburgs, glaciers, and polar bears. Yes, this region offers attractions you truly cannot see in any other US state, but be prepared. This is as remote as any romantic getaway can get. If watching the one you love freeze solid in under 2 minutes is romance to you, this is your kinda place. Nome is the largest town here with a population of just under 10,000. Northwest Alaska is home to the cities and towns of Nome, Barrow, Kotzebue, and Point Hope and each are perfect for a romantic Northwest Alaska getaway. If you actually set foot in any of these remote cities you should take a picture to prove it and treat yourself to a souvenir parka!

Visit the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, or Barrow Beach. Check out Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March or Midnight Sun Festival in June, or just find a secluded outdoor spot alone together in Cape Krusentem National Monument or Kobuk Valley National Park.

Northwest AK Cities & Towns

Nome
Barrow
Kotzebue
Point Hope

Northwest AK Attractions

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Cape Krusenstern National Monument
Barrow Beach

Northwest AK Events

Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March
Midnight Sun Festival in June
Northern Lights in Winter
Rubber Duck Race in September

Northwest AK Parks

Cape Krusentem National Monument
Kobuk Valley National Park

 

Southwestern Alaska Getaway Ideas

Most of this area of Alaska is accessible only by chartered plane, boat, snow shoes, or sled. It's very remote and there are no cities with a population of more than 7,000. Bethel is the largest town in this region. This whole area may best be seen from the deck of a large and luxurious cruise ship. This is the place for extreme getaways with a high temp of 50 ° in the height of summer. Southwest Alaska is home to the cities and towns of Bethel, Unalaska, Dillingham, and Kodiak.

Visit places like St. Michael Island, go Kodiak Island Orca Watching, or ferry out to Round Island. Depending upon the month lovers can check out Kodiak Crab Festival in May or Beaver Round Up Festival in March, or find a secluded spot alone together in Katmai National Park & Preserve or Wood-Tikchick State Park.

Southwest AK Cities & Towns

Bethel
Unalaska
Dillingham
Kodiak

Southwest AK Attractions

St. Michael Island
Kodiak Island Orca Watching
Round Island

Southwest AK Events

Kodiak Crab Festival in May
Beaver Round Up Festival in March
"A Century of Salmon" Tour in June
National Wildlife Refuge Week in October

Southwest AK Parks

Katmai National Park & Preserve
Wood-Tikchick State Park

 

Southeastern Alaska Getaway Ideas:

Your chances of being mauled by a grizzly are less here than in some other spots. This is one of the few regions in Alaska where you can find civilization. The majority of the population is concentrated here too, so hotels and resturants are easier to find. You'll find whale watching tours here along with lots of other organized outdoor activities. Southeast Alaska is home to the cities and towns of Anchorage, Juneau, Homer, and Haines and they're all great choices for a romantic getaway.

You can go to Prince William Sound, Point Woronzof, or Glacier Bay National Park or experience the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March or Valdez Ice Climbing Festival in March, or just find a secluded outdoor spot alone together in Denali National Park & Reserve or Kenai Fjords National Park.

Southeast AK Cities & Towns

Anchorage
Juneau
Homer
Haines

Southeast AK Attractions

Prince William Sound
Point Woronzof
Glacier Bay National Park

Southeast AK Events

Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March
Valdez Ice Climbing Festival in March
Juneau Jazz & Classics in April
Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay in June

Southeast AK Parks

Denali National Park & Reserve
Kenai Fjords National Park

Unique Southeast AK Experiences

Beluga Whale Watching of the Gulf
Go Crabbing & Shrimping
Deep Sea Fishing
Salmon Fishing

 

 

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For additional Alaska romantic travel information contact the Alaska Tourism Office at P.O. Box 110801, Juneau AK 99811-0801 Telephone: 800-862-5275 or 907-465-2012.

 

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