Alaska Family Vacations

Wildlife, Adventure, Education, History and Fun

If visiting Alaska sounds exciting for you, imagine how the kids in your life will feel when they experience Alaska’s wonders with you.

On an Alaska family vacation, Alaska will fill their minds with marvel and their hearts with happiness. And they’ll thank you for this memorable trip for the rest of their lives.

A is for Alaska, a mysterious and exhilarating wonderland for kids. Alaska is filled with history, culture, true tales of adventure and exploration, fun facts and one-of-a-kind experiences that will wow even the most curious minds and make memories that will last a lifetime. Alaska’s museums have sections that will educate and inspire kids. And Alaska also has North Pole, a community just outside of Fairbanks, where, legend has it, a guy who is pretty popular with the kids makes his home.

A is for Adventure, the more the better for families exploring Alaska. There are family friendly hikes, paddles and bike rides that offer views that will wow the whole family. There are tours on buses, boats, trains and planes that will make them “wow!” with delight. There are also family favorites like rafting and kayaking, skiing and snowboarding, sledding and even wildflower and berry picking.

A is for Animals, which all kids love and which, in Alaska, number in the millions. A trip to the Anchorage Zoo, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center or the Seward Sealife Center will allow your kids to meet some of Alaska’s most popular residents. There are also wildlife tours and cruises galore across the state for their amusement. You can even visit an Iditarod racer’s dog kennel, where your pack can meet these four-legged champions or take a ride with them in the summer or winter.

And A is also for Awesome, which is pretty much what your kids will say when they see Alaska’s massive mountains, many glaciers, dazzling northern lights, bald eagles, bears and mountain goats and glittering sunsets.


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Glaciers and Wildlife Tour

Combining Anchorage, Seward, Talkeetna, and Denali, this tour provides wildlife viewing opportunities and scenic touring throughout. You travel by the Alaska Railroad to Seward and cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park, well known for glacier scenery and viewing... Browse itinerary

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Family Fun Vacation by Car

An excellent family itinerary designed to allow for a leisurely travel pace with plenty of time for family-oriented activities. Top destinations include Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks. Touring highlights include riding aboard a "whistle stop" train operated... Browse itinerary

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Circle Alaska Adventure Tour

Ride the Alaska Railroad, explore Denali National Park, search for gold, meet a sled dog team, and much more! Travel abroad on the Alaska Railroad to Denali and Fairbanks and by car to Valdez, Seward, and Anchorage. We... Browse itinerary

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Glacier Discovery Rail and Raft Trip

This Anchorage day tour starts with a southbound tour aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discovery train—the 3.5-hour train ride tours along Cook Inlet’s scenic Turnagin Arm and the Chugach National Forest.   On arrival at Spencer Glacier, the Alaska... Browse itinerary

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Alaska’s Gems Tour

This tour provides Alaska travelers with many key Alaska highlights, combining travel by train and by deluxe motorcoach. Enjoy opportunities to view towering glaciers up close and perhaps catch a glimpse of a glacier "calving" into the waters... Browse itinerary

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Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge

The lodge is reached via boat from the Seward harbor. Positioned on the shores of Fox Island in Resurrection Bay, a stay at the lodge offers a scenic cruise in Resurrection Bay, private cabin accommodations, and a guided... Browse itinerary

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Orca Adventure Lodge

Start in Anchorage with a scheduled flight over glacier-carved Chugach mountains to Cordova's quaint historic fishing town. On arrival, transfer to the lodge and settle into one of the 40 cozy guest rooms for two nights. The lodge... Browse itinerary

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