Alaska is an oddity among the States - it's the largest in size yet the smallest in population, making it a unique retreat from the Lower 48. Book your Alaska rental car and take in the state's massive coastline, beautiful landscapes and natural attractions.
As Alaska's capital city, Juneau offers a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. Juneau's most famous attractions are its glaciers - the Mendenhall Glacier spans up to a half-mile and reaches as far as 1,800-feet deep. Sign up for a glacier tour, and you'll also feast your eyes on the city's other sights, including:
- Eagle and Herbert
- Humpback and Orca whales
When you're all tuckered out from the outdoors, head to downtown Juneau, where you can eat at its many fresh seafood restaurants, grab a drink at the Alaskan Brewing Company or walk along streets lined with quaint shops.
Get a taste of Alaskan city life in Fairbanks
After becoming one with nature in Anchorage, travel north to Fairbanks, the second largest city in the state after Anchorage. The city is historically rich, and a range of attractions like Pioneer Park and the Tanana Yukon Historical Society allow you to explore the Fairbanks Gold Rush of the early 1900s.
Watch some dog mushing, go ballooning, or visit the Chena Hot Springs. Afterward, shop for some crafts hand-made by Alaska natives or to grab a bite to eat at one of Fairbanks' many restaurants.
Explore the wild
Ready to discover nature? Anchorage is the nation's northernmost city, known for its bountiful wildlife, expansive glaciers, and beautiful mountain scenery. While you'll want to spend most of your time venturing by foot, your Anchorage car rental will get you where you want to go. Camping, fishing and kayaking are popular activities in summer, and wintertime is perfect for:
- Dog sledding
- Ice climbing
For a taste of metropolitan life, visit the Glacier Brewhouse, Seven Glaciers Restaurant, or any of the city's many other hot spot breweries and eateries. At night, be sure to look up to the sky and take in the vibrant colors of the aurora borealis.