Alaska is a land of beauty and wilderness. It's also a great place for whole families to enjoy. That's why we've put together this guide to get you started. So just in case someone thinks Alaska isn't for kids, you can set them straight.
1. Think Big - Alaska is a giant place and that means there's room for everyone's favorite activity. We offer single day sampler tours so that everybody can do their own thing. Check out our Girdwood and Talkeetna Samplers for a day of diversified fun for everyone.
2. Stay with the Family-Approved Folks - Our friends at AKonthego.com have compiled this great list of family friendly companies. And yes, we are on the list, but so are some other great options for you!
3. Pack the right gear. For thousands of years Alaska families have embraced every season - and that was without all the awesome layered synthetics that keep us warm and dry today. Check out this starter list of gear to pack. And remember, it never hurts to shop locally once you see the kind of gear Alaskans wear in the elements.
4. Get your kids off the grid. Did you know that children who experience nature are healthier and happier than those who don't? There's no better place to do it than Alaska!
5. Have a backup plan. Every Alaskan knows the importance of having a Plan B. For families traveling with kids it is best to have a backup plan if your first option falls through. For instance, if the weather isn't cooperating on a hike, have alternate trips ready, like museum visits, lodge board games, or a warm and friendly Salmon Berry Tour!