Those who’ve explored the wilderness surrounding Anchorage, Alaska, will tell you there’s no better way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the area than by going on an adventure in an RV rental. Amazing Accommodations Alaska has helped visitors explore the region in motorhomes or camper vans for years, so we know the popular vacation hot spots. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or just in search of a serene escape, here are four of the must-see places near Anchorage.
Anchorage boasts an abundance of natural wonders that will leave you in awe. Here are a few must-see destinations to include in your RV rental adventure:
Chugach State Park
Chugach State Park, a sprawling natural wonder, sits just minutes from Anchorage. This expansive park covers over half a million acres, ranking among the top four largest state parks in the United States. This area is perfect for travelers with an RV rental, with the RV-friendly Eklutna, Eagle River, and Bird Creek campgrounds nearby.
Chugach State Park offers something for everyone, from the scenic Turnagain Arm, where beluga whales and salmon roam the tidal waters, to the craggy mountain valleys inhabited by bears, moose, and wolves. The park’s geographical diversity is a testament to Alaska’s natural beauty.
Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center
If you want a close encounter with Alaska’s unique wildlife, like grizzly bears, bison, musk oxen, and more, in a natural and safe environment, then look no further than the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC). Nestled near the Chugach Mountain Range, the AWCC is a dedicated sanctuary committed to preserving Alaska’s wildlife.
Spread across 200 acres, you can explore the sanctuary on a 1.5-mile scenic loop via foot, bike, or in the comfort of your own vehicle. Along this immersive journey, guests can connect with wildlife, gaining valuable insights into these remarkable creatures’ lives while supporting the conservation efforts of AWCC.
Road Tripping from Anchorage
An RV adventure in Anchorage wouldn’t be complete without hitting the open road to explore the surrounding areas. So, here are a few road trip destinations that are perfect for your camper van or motorhome journey:
Seward, a charming coastal town on the shores of Resurrection Bay, is a scenic two-hour drive from Anchorage and offers a wealth of outdoor activities. Hikers will find trails that wind through the wilderness, while boaters can enjoy the waters in the bay. The truth is, you’ll never run out of things to do. Visit a glacier, go ziplining, and even catch some waves while surfing.
Seward is home to the Alaska SeaLife Center, the only public aquarium in Alaska. It’s also near Kenai Fjords National Park, an area that National Geographic described as “the very essence of coastal Alaska.”
If you need an RV-friendly atmosphere, this is the town for you. Check out the Seward Waterfront Campground, where you can wake up to breathtaking views of Resurrection Bay.
Talkeetna, a village 115 miles north of Anchorage in the Mat-Su Valley, is a quirky town with plenty of charm. Known for inspiring the TV show “Northern Exposure,” its unique character showcases its gold-mining heritage with log cabins and rustic storefronts.
Talkeetna serves as the base for Denali climbers, which adds to the unique quality of the village. Take advantage of stunning outdoor scenery through flightseeing, hiking, biking, and even a summer dog sled tour. There are campgrounds in the area that offer the perfect setup for your RV rental.
Whether you’re a solo adventurer, a couple seeking a romantic getaway, or a family planning a memorable trip, we can help you find the perfect RV rental for your Alaskan vacation. So, what are you waiting for? Anchorage is calling. Contact Amazing Accommodations Alaska at (907) 631-0470 or request a reservation online today!