As the largest of the 50 United States, Alaska invokes images of a palatial icebergs, frolicking polar bears and colossal fish. While the state has all of these, it offers guests at Alaska hotels even more. Each year, visitors cannot wait to see the aurora borealis dancing in the night skies.
Travelers seeking out a bit of wilderness and exploration will enjoy some of the best times of their lives while visiting Alaska. Situated close to the top of the world along the Arctic Circle, Alaska borders the Pacific Ocean, Bering Strait and Canada. It is the least densely populated of the states, which means that people looking for cheap hotel deals in Alaska will not have to face much competition for discount rooms.
Alaska includes myriad islands, active volcanoes and spectacular glaciers. Mount Shishaldin, one of the state's many volcanoes, has the world's most perfect volcanic cone. Turnagain Arm has one of the world's largest tides at 35 feet. Tourists staying at hotels in Alaska should be sure to make reservations that allow them to see some of the state's three million lakes. Many of the Alaska hotel packages featured on Expedia include sightseeing tours to these many natural wonders.
When visiting Alaska, many travelers seek out the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is the world's largest wildlife refuge. Here, tourists can see polar bears, seals and much more. Getting a cheap Alaska hotel deal allows visitors to have the experience of a lifetime by seeing amazing creatures and endangered species in their native habitats.
Many Alaska hotel deals offer travelers an opportunity to enjoy local culinary specialties, which include locally caught fish. In addition to the fishing culture of the state, Alaska is also well known for its musical heritage. Folk music here is a blend of Russian and Native American themes. The Alaska Folk Festival is a well-attended event each year. Anchorage hosts the state's only professional opera, while symphonic orchestras are housed in Juneau, Fairbanks and Anchorage.
The peak travel time to Alaska is during the summer months when weather conditions are more agreeable to spending time in the great outdoors. To find the best prices, travelers should book reservations months in advance of their tour. Plan early to get the cheapest rates during special annual events such as the Anchorage to Nome Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and the Fairbanks World Ice Art Championships.
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