Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
A fresh dosage of raw, beautiful nature for the adventurous traveler, Kenai Peninsula is Alaska’s portal to wilderness at its best. There are many means of exploring this frozen extravaganza. Hiking through the Kenai Mountains, paddling through fjords, camping at the various remote sites of the region, and trying your hand at catching the big fish, for instance. Or by taking in the breathtaking sights of rice fields and expansive lakes, against the backdrop of the Kenai Mountains. This is the pure Alaska experience, and a popular choice for first timers. The region is dotted with a number of vibrant towns that work well as basecamps.