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'Round the World Eats in Valdez, Alaska

For a small town, Valdez, Alaska’s eating scene really packs a punch. Maybe that’s why we say: small town, big attitude! Here’s a guide to help you explore the international food options around Valdez – where to get foreign and not-so-foreign food. We’ll be eating Thai, Cal-Mex, Italian, Filippino…

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Coming Up: Bikes, Kites, Skis and Snowboards

Far from being a sleepy seaside town during the winter months, Valdez boasts an active winter sports scene that keeps the adrenaline flowing through the "off season" of February, March and April. In just the next two weeks Valdez will see three major winter sporting events take place out on the…

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Wildlife Photography with Gary Minish

Spring is almost here in Valdez and that means the bears will be coming out of hibernation soon and migratory birds will be flocking back as well. Wildlife viewing in the spring, summer and fall is one of the most popular activities for locals and visitors to Valdez. We asked local photographer Gary…

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Cruising to Valdez in 2022

Cover Photo by Jeremy Talbott After a two-year hiatus, Alaska cruises are back, and if you're planning to take an Alaska cruise this summer, you'll definitely want to pick an itinerary that includes Valdez as a port of call. Located near the head of a deep fjord in Prince William Sound, Valdez is a…

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5 Trails to Wander this Winter

Winter 2022 is here and it's time to get outside and wander Alaska's winter-wonderland. You'll discover one of the best places for winter hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on the trails right here in Valdez, Alaska. Even better, Valdez provides everything you need to explore the great…

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Discover Magnificent Glaciers in Valdez

Exploring glaciers is one of the most fun things to do in Valdez, Alaska, at any time of year. Travelers looking to experience the grandeur of breathtaking Alaska glaciers on their next trip to the 49th State should look no further than Valdez. Set between the towering Chugach Mountains and the…

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Discover Valdez 365 Days of the Year

A dream vacation destination at any time of year, an abundance of winter and summer adventures await in Valdez. Photo courtesy of Discover Valdez. Untouched, yet within reach, there’s a reason Valdez is known for its small-town charm and big adventure attitude. A mix of ocean, rainforests and…

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