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Alaska is known for its vast pristine wilderness and a wealth of exciting outdoor activities. Together with your family, you can discover all that this incredible natural wonderland has to offer! Our list of Top Alaska Family Vacations shows you the best places for comfort, excitement, and reconnecting with your loved ones. Whether it's out on the waters of Larsen Bay, salmon fishing down the 60-mile Lake Creek, or keeping your eye out for over 120 bird species at a 75-acre wildlife sanctuary, you're sure to find something truly special here!
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Bear Paw Adventure

Anchor Point, Alaska

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Adventurous families will discover that the beautiful natural wonderland of Alaska is a great place to reconnect with your loved ones in a variety of exciting ways. Located around 200 miles south of... read more

Adventurous families will discover that the beautiful natural wonderland of Alaska is a great place to reconnect with your loved ones in a variety of exciting ways. Located around 200 miles south of Anchorage on the west side of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula awaits Bear Paw Adventure, an exceptional getaway that brings together the rustic experience of an outdoor vacation with the comforts of a hotel. You and your family will settle into a cozy first-class log cabin or vacation home; their four units are spread across a breathtaking 14-acre property right above the bluff overlooking the waters of Cook Inlet. This magical setting allows you and your loved ones to spend quality time together however you want. Start of easy with a wildlife viewing tour around Anchor Point. The nearby Kachemak Bay State Park and the Kenai Fjords National Park offer plenty of trails for viewing and hiking; you'll find over 25 species of birds, the famous black and brown bears that Alaska is known for, and other animals such as moose, mountain goat, coyotes, lynx and porcupines. Take things up a notch with a fishing trip on the Anchor River which is teeming with salmon and steelhead trout, or indulge in a relaxing half-day horseback riding trip to Kachemak Bay! The possibilities are truly endless in this exciting Alaska destination!

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72450 Camai Road Anchor Point, AK 99556

Highlights

Accommodations at Bear Paw Adventure are equipped with complete kitchens, wireless internet, flat-screen satellite HDTV with BluRay or DVD/CD player, and spacious decks with barbecue grills! It's everything you need for a comfortable vacation with the family.

Related activities

Enjoy a private full or half-day tour of beautiful Kachemak Bay. These educational eco-tours let you discover birding and wildlife viewing, natural or cultural history and the area's intertidal marine life!

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Trail Lake Lodge

Moose Pass, Alaska

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An Alaskan getaway is typically seen as solely for adventure-seeking couples, but rumor has it that there is plenty of fun to be had for families as well. Those rumors become reality at Trail Lake Lodge, where... read more

An Alaskan getaway is typically seen as solely for adventure-seeking couples, but rumor has it that there is plenty of fun to be had for families as well. Those rumors become reality at Trail Lake Lodge, where family fun is just as plentiful as the natural splendor!

Self-described as “an old friend who tells a few tall tales and won’t mind hearing a few more”, Trail Lake feels historic and modern at the same time. Featuring all-inclusive adventure packages, fishing day trips, canoe rentals, and, of course, comfortable (and affordable) lodging, your family will be almost overwhelmed by the amount of activities and fun that can be had. Kids will appreciate the activities, while adults will love the glorious backdrop. In short, why are you not already here?

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33654 Depot Rd, Moose Pass, AK 99631

Highlights

Trail Lake Lodge has 22 rooms, each more opulent than the last.

Fun facts

You can even be flown into remote mountain lakes and streams for Rainbows and Arctic Grayling fishing!

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Alagnak Lodge

King Salmon, Alaska

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The Alagnak Lodge sits a top a bluff and overlooks the wild and scenic Alagnak River in the heart of Alaska’s finest wilderness fishing area. If that doesn't sound like a dream vacation, we don't know what... read more

The Alagnak Lodge sits a top a bluff and overlooks the wild and scenic Alagnak River in the heart of Alaska’s finest wilderness fishing area. If that doesn't sound like a dream vacation, we don't know what does.

If your family aren't interested in fishing when they arrive, they certainly will be when they leave! Bristol Bay is home to the world’s largest salmon runs, and each summer millions of wild salmon pass our doorstep on the journey upriver to their spawning grounds. Get your family out there and catch some of the most delicious salmon you've ever tasted. You'll return to an exceedingly cozy lodge and get some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Your family will absolutely love it!

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King Salmon, AK 99613

Highlights

Dining here is an experience to remember! Menu items include NY strip, prime rib, fresh salmon, and tons of other seafood.

Fun facts

The Alagnak Lodge was founded in 1980.

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Northwoods Lodge

Skwentna, Alaska

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Located on Fish Lakes Creek, the Northwoods Lodge is another fly-in Alaska fishing resort that's sure to excite your whole family. This south-central Alaska resort can only host up to 12 guests at a time... read more

Located on Fish Lakes Creek, the Northwoods Lodge is another fly-in Alaska fishing resort that's sure to excite your whole family. This south-central Alaska resort can only host up to 12 guests at a time for a truly remote and relaxed family experience. Their log cabins offer stunning views of the water, while the lodge features a spacious deck that also overlooks the creek and serves an ideal place to unwind with your family and soak up the views. You'll enjoy full gourmet meals throughout your stay and amenities such as satellite television, wireless internet, an onsite hot tub and sauna, game room and horseshoe pit! For some more fun, the prime location makes it easy to enjoy the best fishing in the area. Start off with breakfast on your boat as a guide takes you out onto the water for fly-fishing adventures. Discover fishing along Fish Lakes Creek or Lake Creek--the largest of the rivers Northwoods services, with 60 miles of water running north to south from Chelatna Lake to the Yentna River. Their professional guides will help you navigate these dynamic waters on your thrilling trip to ensure you get the most of your time out in this natural wonderland. You're sure to reel in some incredible king salmon up to 65 pounds or smaller silver salmons that come in at 10 to 18 pounds. The resort can take you to places for rainbow trout, artic grayling and northern pike fishing, too!

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P.O. Box 56 Skwentna, AK 99667

Highlights

If you need a break from all the fishing, Northwoods offers plenty of fun family activities you can enjoy together. Make the most of the beautiful surroundings on a kayaking trip, or explore the nature trails on a hike. Berry picking and basketball are other options to stay entertained!

Related Onsite Offerings

Northwoods Lodge offers weekend cooking classes! Learn how to whip up some fantastic Alaskan cuisine that you can take back home with you to impress friends and family!

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Wedgewood Resort

Fairbanks, Alaska

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Alaska is not just about the fishing. This unique destination is year-round natural wonder, offering endless outdoor adventures and activities and plenty of places to explore. Set your home base to the... read more

Alaska is not just about the fishing. This unique destination is year-round natural wonder, offering endless outdoor adventures and activities and plenty of places to explore. Set your home base to the luxurious Wedgewood Resort and experience the comforts of home with Alaksa's vast wilderness right outside your door. The resort rests on 105 acres of stunning scenery and lush woods and features a 75-acre wildlife sanctuary and a 2,000-acre migratory waterfowl refuge, offering you plenty of fun without having to go too far. The sanctuary is home to over 120 bird species, 15 kinds of mammals, three species of fish, one amphibian and many insects and plants. Explore the mile-long Taiga Trail which takes you through the Isabella Slough and the boreal forest thick with white and black spruce, birch, aspen and cottonwoods. You'll also discover the pristine waters of Wander Lake, where you can take in the views from a large observation deck! And if that's not enough, this prime setting makes it easy for you to enjoy other activities with your family. Visit the resort's onsite Antique Auto Museum which hosts a variety of old-world vehicles including horseless carriages, steam cars, speedsters from the Roaring 20s and rare automobiles including Argonne and Heine-Velox. When you're ready to turn in for the day, you'll find your luxury accommodation is equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The resort features one and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens and separate dining and living areas for maximum convenience and comfort!

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212 Wedgewood Drive Fairbanks, AK 99701

Highlights

The onsite Golden Bear Restaurant offers delicious meals prepared with ingredients from local markets and the freshest Alaskan seafood. You're sure to find something that satisfies your hunger!

Related Onsite Offerings

Rooms at the resort feature flat-screen cable HDTV, complimentary wireless internet and private baths!

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Bear Lodge

Fairbanks, Alaska

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Bear Lodge is a summer-only hotel in the heart of Fairbanks, Alaska, offering 157 comfortable accommodations for your family getaway. Stay in a cozy double room that features two queen beds, a private... read more

Bear Lodge is a summer-only hotel in the heart of Fairbanks, Alaska, offering 157 comfortable accommodations for your family getaway. Stay in a cozy double room that features two queen beds, a private balcony that looks out over the landscaped grounds, a large flat-screen cable HDTV and complimentary wireless internet. Onsite you'll also have access to a fitness and business center for you convenience! The lodge's prime draw is its 105 acres of pristine Alaska wilderness right outside the door and its own 75-acre wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary features an assortment of unique plants and wildlife including over 120 bird species and 15 kinds of mammals. Explore the many trails throughout the preserve and visit the beautiful Wander Lake, a haven of fish and aquatic plants and home to many waterfowl. A large observation deck lets you relax and take in the views of this incredible spot at your leisure!

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325 Wedgewood Drive Fairbanks, AK 99701

Highlights

Stop by the Taiga Center at the Wedgwood Sanctuary and enjoy a free Alaskan movie on a 14-foot screen!

Related Onsite Offerings

The resort's grounds feature over 30 acres of flower gardens and Alaskan berries! Enjoy traveling through the paved paths together with your family and take in all the sights!

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Bridgewater Hotel

Fairbanks, Alaska

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Overlooking beautiful Chena River is the boutique Bridgewater Hotel. This charming destination offers you and your family a place to truly unwind in comfort and easily reconnect in comfortable... read more

Overlooking beautiful Chena River is the boutique Bridgewater Hotel. This charming destination offers you and your family a place to truly unwind in comfort and easily reconnect in comfortable accommodations and a variety of onsite and local activities. The surrounding Fairbanks area is full of options that everyone is sure to love! Explore the local museums that highlight the culture and history of Alaska, and stop by the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center to enjoy their “Taste of Alaska – All Things Athabascan!" Take a stroll alongside the river during the day, or head out onto the water itself with a canoe ride! And after a long day, you'll find the hotel offers a little of everything to make you feel right at home. With 93 cozy accommodations, Bridgewater's units are equipped with air conditioning, personal care bath products, cable television, and coffee makers. Top off your stay with their complimentary coffee bar in the lobby and a daily breakfast buffet to get you ready for the day!

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723 First Avenue Fairbanks, AK 9701

Highlights

If you're here in the winter, you might get to see the breathtaking Northern Lights! The staff can arrange for a wake-up call to ensure you don't miss out on one of the most spectacular natural wonders!

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A variety of gift shops are available in the area so you can take home a little piece of Alaska with you!

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Sophie Station Suites

Fairbanks, Alaska

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Considered a Fairbanks favorite, Sophie Station Suites is an ideal option for your family vacation in the Golden Heart City. This charming hotel truly captures the heart of Fairbanks, Alaska and offers... read more

Considered a Fairbanks favorite, Sophie Station Suites is an ideal option for your family vacation in the Golden Heart City. This charming hotel truly captures the heart of Fairbanks, Alaska and offers 148 fully-appointed suites to ensure your comfort and convenience. These accommodations offer fully-equipped kitchens, separate living areas and comfortable bedrooms to make you feel right at home! Enjoy modern amenities such as cable television and coffee makers as well. Onsite, you can stop by the Express Room Lounge for a quick snack or drink and enjoy delicious meals throughout the whole day at the luxurious Zach's Restaurant, which offers traditional Alaskan fare! And when you're looking for things to do, the hotel's prime setting puts you minutes away local activities and attractions. Explore the streets of Fairbanks together with your loved ones and enjoy plenty of shopping and dining. Stop by the Antique Auto Museum and take a step into the past as you discover their 83 old-world vehicles. It's a great family getaway!

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1717 University Avenue South Fairbanks, AK 99709

Highlights

The hotel is located near the Wedgewood Wildlife Sanctuary which offers you a chance to explore the great scenery of Alaska!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Around Town Express service makes it easy to visit all the area's best sites! The shuttle stops at the Auto Muesum, the UA Museum of the North and Pioneer Park.

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This charming bed and breakfast is the absolute pinnacle of quiet Alaskan getaways!

From the hearty breakfast each morning to the gorgeous surrounding vistas, the Hungry Moose Bed and Breakfast positively... read more

This charming bed and breakfast is the absolute pinnacle of quiet Alaskan getaways!

From the hearty breakfast each morning to the gorgeous surrounding vistas, the Hungry Moose Bed and Breakfast positively oozes class. Here you'll spend your days exploring the 17 acre homestead, kayaking, hiking, and bird-watching. When you return you'll have a crackling fireplace waiting for you, surrounded by warm wood ceilings log accents, and insanely cozy accommodations. Charm within and fun without, that's the Hungry Moose Bed and Breakfast way!

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20900 Tustumena Lake Road, Kasilof, AK 99610

Highlights

Step outside and enjoy the great view of the nearby Redoubt Volcano!

Related activities

Dining, airport, museum, art galleries, and clamming can be found in nearby Kenai, Soldotna, Clam Gulch, and Homer.

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Sportsman's Cove Lodge

Ketchikan, Alaska

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While Sportsman’s Cove Lodge has made its name on the impassioned praising of avid fisherman, families are just as welcome to indulge themselves as the regulars. If deep-seas fishing for salmon, cod, and... read more

While Sportsman’s Cove Lodge has made its name on the impassioned praising of avid fisherman, families are just as welcome to indulge themselves as the regulars. If deep-seas fishing for salmon, cod, and halibut isn’t to your liking, go for a hike in the country’s largest National Forest, Tongass. Your family will feel like intrepid explorers as you observe American bald eagles, Sitka black-tail, and perhaps even a bear or two! Cabins are big, but cozy, and will make you feel like you’re roughing it out in the wilderness (even though you’re not). Your family will absolutely love it.

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P.O. Box 8500, Ketchikan, Alaska U.S.A. 99901

Population

Less than 100 permanent residents.

Fun facts

The island is approximately 1/10 the size of Ireland.

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Yes Bay Lodge

Ketchikan, Alaska

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Overlooking the spectacular view of the Bay and pristine Wolverine Creek, Yes Bay Lodge is the perfect combination of hospitality, comfort, and luxury.

Yes Bay's unique location in the heart of The Tongass... read more

Overlooking the spectacular view of the Bay and pristine Wolverine Creek, Yes Bay Lodge is the perfect combination of hospitality, comfort, and luxury.

Yes Bay's unique location in the heart of The Tongass National Forest gives it easy access to a wealth of breathtaking flora, fauna, and vistas. Of course, when you bring your family to Yes Bay, you do it for largely one reason: to show them an incredible fishing experience! Just 20-25 minutes away at most, your professional guide will show you what species are running and where to give you the most opportunity to get your limit. Salmon, halibut, ling cod, and several species of nice rock fish are plentiful. Simply head out on a custom-built canopy-covered boat and get to it!

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PO Box 8660 Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Getting there

Yes Bay Lodge lies fifty miles north of Ketchikan in southern Southeast Alaska.

Fun facts

Yes Bay Lodge has been owned by the Hack Family since 1977.

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