Valdez Alaska is a city of contrasts. Infamous for the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989, Valdez is the end of the line for the Alaskan pipeline. In its port, huge oil tankers take oil to refineries along the west coast.
Many relish the summers in Valdez, referring to the city as a northern Hawaii because of its green and lush hillsides. Others are impressed with the winters and the extreme weather they can bring. Downtown Valdez frequently gets over 30 feet of snow during the winter.
Because of the natural beauty, visitors flock to the area for activities likes fishing, kayaking, rafting, flight seeing and glacier cruises. Valdez Alaska halibut charters are extremely common and frequently reap handsome rewards. Guided raft trips through the spectacular Keystone Canyon and past immense waterfalls are also available. There are also a number of hiking trails around Valdez, including some that go up glaciers.
Valdez is a place of great beauty and once in a lifetime opportunities for adventure activities. A visit to Valdez is sure to be worthwhile.
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To read more on the best things to do in Alaska here. We go into detail on some of the best cities along the Inside Passage to travel.
If you are interested in traveling to Alaska, one of the best things to do is to go on an Alaskan Cruise. This way you can experience the incredible adventure that Alaska brings. From whale watching, bears, fishing, glacier calving and more. Read more about our top Alaska cruises here.
The best time to travel to Alaska depends on what you are wanting to do. The best time to cruise to Alaska is between May and August.
The lowest rainfall in Alaska is during the months of May and June. If you are wanting to visit Alaska to see whales, it's best to go on a cruise during June and July after the whales have made their migration.
However if you want to see bears in Alaska, the best time to travel to Alaska is during the month of May.