Nightlife in AlaskaAlaska – Bars Nightlife and Entertainment.
Alaska is nicknamed, aptly, the Last Frontier and is the biggest state in the US. But then everything’s big in Alaska.
It has the tallest mountain in North America (Mt McKinley), the third longest river (the Yukon) and the Bering Glacier, which is larger than Switzerland. The salmon that swim the Kenai River can top 70lbs in weight and the Kodiak Island brown bears can stand 10 ft tall.
It’s also one of the wealthiest and most racially diverse states. Alaska is known for having a population numbering many more men than women.
Contrastly, the towns and population in Alaska are small. The capital, Juneau, is home to only 30,000 people although Anchorage, the largest, boasts a population of over 270,000.
Alaska, Highlighted in RedIs it worth a trip? YES. The scenery is quite spectacular, whether you see it by popular cruiseship, adventurous kyaking or stick to the road and take advantage of one of the many excellent RV/motorhome and tent camping sites.
The wildlife is as good as any African safari – albeit replacing lions, gazelle and elephants with bears, caribou, bald eagles, walrus and whales- while for the romantic and well insulated amongst you – the northern lights in winter take some beating. Shimmering bands of red, green and purple that brighten the black sky.
Alaska State FlagAlaska truly is the Last Frontier, but this is certainly not a backward state. Remember, Alaskan oil provides 20% of the US’s total production, and it has a thriving and growing tourism industry.
Nevertheless, it does get pretty wild – especially in the North – and if your journey takes you out of the safety of the cities, and you go unprepared, you will find it certainly lives up to its nickname. But plan well and you will enjoy this spectacular state – and also a well earned beer or two while you’re here.
Seal Of AlaskaBut please remember if it’s a take out beer you want, off-premises sales are only allowed in liquor stores. Alaska has long had a problem with alcohol use and abuse and many rural communities have outlawed its import altogether. “Dry”, “wet”, and “damp” are terms describing a community’s laws on liquor consumption. Some 83 municipalities in Alaska are dry, so travellers check them out locally. In Alaskan bars, the age limit is 21 to purchase alcohol.
Alaskan bars and nightlife venues appear under their respective cities, so check them out and see what you think.