From Whittier, the major city of Anchorage is approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the northwest.
When it's time to venture beyond Whittier, you'll soon find that South Central Alaska possesses a number of cities, attractions and landscapes just waiting to be explored. Girdwood, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, and Summit Lake, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east of Whittier are worth visiting if you're keen to explore this region further.
Organise your transportation and spend half a day in Anchorage, a transport and retail hub for the area, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Whittier. The city has a number of tourist attractions, including Sullivan Arena, Kimball Building and Chester Creek Greenbelt Park. Alaska Native Heritage Center, University of Alaska - Anchorage and Leopold David House are good places to visit.
Availing yourself of local expertise is the perfect way for travelers to familiarise themselves a new place and its people. So why not take advantage of one of the informative wildlife spotting tours. When the temperature goes down, head to this area. Pull on your snow gear and have a go at the wintersports here. Try snowboarding or skiing.
Remember, investing in travel is one of the rare things that increases your wealth. Your time in South Central Alaska, will give you a lifetime of precious memories.