Summer: What to Do in Alaska

Summer: What to Do in Alaska

A trip to Alaska in summer will be one that you’ll never forget. The natural beauty will captivate you, and your spirit of adventure will come alive. There is so much to see and explore, not to mention the summer animal sightings in Alaska include deer fawns and moose cows with calves, along with bald eagles and waterfowl.

Visiting Alaska is a way to truly enjoy the great outdoors and see how much you can fit into one day. With a wide variety of sightseeing tours, shopping excursions, and day trips to choose from, you will be continually intrigued and fascinated by all there is to see and do.

Alaska Summer Activities (Indoors and Outdoors)

fly fishing in Alaska

There is plenty to do both indoors and outdoors during your Alaska stay. Enjoy the great outdoors by going hiking or biking. There are trails for all hiking levels including easy, moderate, and expert all with incredible views. For biking lovers, there are both mountain and road trails where you can experience the many breathtaking natural sights.

If you love being near the water, spend some time fishing. There are plenty of waterways in the area, where you can go fly fishing, lake fishing or river fishing. You can even enjoy water sports such as swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

For time spent indoors, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from where you can experience wild Alaskan seafood and other tasty and unique dishes. Don’t miss the numerous amounts of breweries as well, some of which offer tasting rooms you won’t want to pass up.

What to Wear in Alaska in Summer

bring summer clothes with some warmer layers for a summer trip to alaska

Your Alaska packing list should include clothes for a typical summer vacation. Bring along swimsuits, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Remember it’s the land of the midnight sun. From May through September, days are longer in Alaska than in the lower states. Bring comfortable hiking shoes, casual clothes, and layers for sunshine days and starlit nights.

Daytime temperatures are pleasant during the summer with highs of approximately 60 to 80 degrees. At night it may dip to the 40s or 50s, so bring a jacket or two to wear when it’s cool.

Plan to dress in layers. You may want to bring a hat to keep your ears warm at night.

Best Hotels in Anchorage

coast international inn in alaska

Among the hotels in Anchorage, the best choice is Coast Inn at Lake Hood. It is conveniently located near the Anchorage Airport, and we will provide a convenient shuttle to and from the airport.

At Coast Inn at Lake Hood, you’ll find your stay cozy and comfortable as you enjoy your Alaska vacation. Cool down with us during your stay in Anchorage!