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Why Go?

It's the biggest, wildest state in the union, home to the tallest mountain, largest rain forest, and most extensive wilderness

You can see bears, moose, and whales all before catching a 50-pound salmon for lunch

Soak in the adventurous spirit of America's last frontier

What To Skip

Ship jams in Southeast. In summer, cruise-ship passengers overwhelm the region; wait until late afternoon, when everyone's back on board, to explore the port towns

What For:

Active + Adventure, Budget, Cruise, Family, Outdoors + Nature, Ski + Snowboard

When To Go:

June, July, August, September


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