Alaska, the state gifted with raw natural beauty and a diverse terrain could be the perfect choice for a couple on a honeymoon. There are several ways to enjoy this northernmost State. While Anchorage and the urban centers abound with hip restaurants, cafes, shops, and museums, there are options for couples who want a quieter location amidst nature. After all, Alaska has active volcanoes, thousands of glaciers, more than 20 peaks, and thousands of lakes. Below are several reasons why couples should spend their honeymoon in Alaska.
1. Variety of Experiences
During the summer, Alaska’s gardens and arboretums burst with color as the fertile soil produces gorgeous blooms. Couples can visit Denali and other national parks during the summer for a glimpse of the local wildlife and experience rafting in a glacier-fed river. Another great honeymoon activity is to drive for miles along Seward Highway to see majestic glaciers and to glimpse various local wildlife such as beluga whales, spawning salmon, and moose along the way.
2. Romantic Spots
There are various lodges and inns all over the state for couples who are looking to spend their honeymoon in seclusion but with a scenic view. Depending on the location, the accommodation could be surrounded by forests, with lots of opportunities to hike and explore the local wildlife. In Fairbanks, a town near the Arctic Circle, couples visit to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing the aurora borealis. Meanwhile, in Sitka, a frequent stop for romantic cruises, couples can opt to spend their honeymoon in accommodation offering a stunning view of the snow-capped mountains.
3. Winter and Summer Paradise
During the summer, honeymooning couples will be surprised to know that average daytime temperatures range from the 60s to the 90s. During these months, the days are longer and dominated by the midnight sun making it possible for couples to have more time to explore the solstice festivals and various outdoor activities around the state. Meanwhile, the low season in October, just at the beginning of the winter season offers colder nights bundled near the fireplace. At around this time, the trees light up with shimmering hues of reds and golds.
From scenic drives along the most picturesque routes, walking tours of cultural and historical sites, to various summer and winter events, Alaska offers a variety of sights and experiences for couples on a honeymoon.
This post is a guest contribution from Silverbow Inn, a Juneau Alaska bed and breakfast that is perfect for honeymoon getaways.