Alaska travelers choose from 12 Best Western hotels.
Alaska – big, wild, free... and freezing. As autumn descends into the Alaska northland, snow creeps down mountains leading the way for winter. Believe it or not, winter is the busy season in Alaska.
Fly into Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on a visit to Anchorage – Alaska's largest city, and a cultural hub to boot. Check out the many museums of Alaska, and visit the Imaginarium Discovery Center or the Anchorage Museum for a break from the cold.
From there, take the Glenn Highway northeast to Fairbanks or head south to the Kenai Peninsula via the Seward Highway. Ski the slopes of Alyeska outside Anchorage, discover winter's Northern Lights in Fairbanks, or drive up to the Menedenahll Glacier outside Juneau.
More natural wonders include the Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park near Seward, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Soldotna, and of course, the mighty Denali National Park & Preserve. Enjoy the season as you embark upon a memorable drive tour – check out Alaska's Inside Passage, South Central Alaska, or the Alaska Interior Tour.
And don't miss some post-holiday festivities, including the Anchorage Folk Festival at the University of Alaska in January, or Fairbanks' World Ice Art Championships at George Horner Ice Park in February.