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Driving Through Thompson Pass

Valdez is a dream vacation destination, a perfect weekend getaway and a must-visit spot for any road trip plan in Alaska. From Anchorage, Fairbanks or anywhere in between, every visitor driving into Valdez will experience the journey through Alaska’s renowned Thompson Pass. Located about 30 miles…

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Five Free Summer Attractions in Valdez

Traveling around Alaska this summer? Make the drive down to Valdez and discover our small seaside community nestled in the beauty of Prince William Sound. Valdez offers something for everyone, including numerous free attractions that are great for families or other groups. The Maxine & Jesse…

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Alaska fishing adventures in Valdez

Grab a reel and cast a line this summer in Valdez, Alaska! Valdez is one of the best summer vacation destinations for travelers looking for an Alaska fishing adventure. From reeling in massive halibut to experiencing Alaska’s world-renowned salmon run, there are plenty of fish in Valdez for anglers…

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Discovering Valdez without a Car

Flying into Anchorage or Fairbanks this summer, but can't find a rental car? No worry! As rental cars across Alaska have become scarce in 2021, Valdez offers a perfect alternative. Here's how you can discover Valdez this summer without a car: Getting Here Valdez is located at the end of the…

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Discover Valdez with Big Summer Savings

This year, summer starts in Valdez, Alaska! Surrounded by cascading waterfalls, towering mountains, diverse wildlife and endless adventure, summer in Valdez offers up adventures unlike anywhere else in Alaska. As if natural beauty and fun for the whole family weren’t reason enough to visit Valdez…

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Discover Valdez with Big Adventures on the Water

Nestled between Prince William Sound and the Chugach Mountains sits the small coastal town of Valdez, Alaska. Come summertime, the snowiest town in America transforms into an outdoor paradise, surrounded by lush forests, diverse wildlife, scenic mountains and epic glaciers. While enjoying their…

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Aurora Season 2021

Aurora season is here! Valdez locals and visitors alike have had a great time spotting the northern lights over the last week. Photo by Brandon Roberts, February 7, 2021 Many locals have spotted the aurora over their homes in recent days, and others have gone out "aurora-spotting". Outside of town…

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2021 Spring Events

Valdez events are back in 2021! This year is shaping up to be an exciting one in Valdez, with a full calendar of winter and spring events set to run. Ice Climbing Festival: February 12-14 Coming up next weekend, the 2021 Ice Fest will be held from February 12-14 in Valdez and out in Keystone…

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