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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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Discover the Dazzling Northern Lights in Valdez

The northern lights dance above Valdez, Alaska. The town is one of the best places to travel in winter for a glimpse of the natural phenomenon. Photo by Jiyeon Juno Kim. Alaska is one of the best places in the world to view the Aurora Borealis, also known as the northern lights. This atmospheric…

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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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