11 Charming Alaska Small Towns That'll Leave You Wanting More

Charming Alaska Small Towns That You're Bound To Fall Head Over Heels For

 By: Courtney Dowd-Stanley 

When you think about charming Alaska small towns, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it's whimsical waterside retreats where vast mountain peaks jolt out of the sea. Or maybe it's a secluded oasis in the middle of nowhere, perfect for unplugging and enjoying a brief escape from standard society norms. When quarantining makes you stir-crazy, it's hard to resist the urge to hop on a road-trip and fill your metaphorical cup with freedom, rejuvenation, and a newfound positive perspective. So we've compiled a list of happy, idyllic, wonderful little unique places in the Last Frontier that we're sure you'll love. After each town name is a blue title with clickable link - so feel free to give them a "tap" and learn a little something special about what each and every one has to offer. :-)  [caption id="attachment_18591" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - JLS Photography - Alaska[/caption]
1: Homer, Alaska - Named One Of The Happiest Seaside Town's In America [caption id="attachment_18604" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Damian Manda[/caption]
2: Talkeetna, Alaska - Once Home To A Lovable Cat Mayor, Always A Gem To Visit + Striking Denali Views [caption id="attachment_18603" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Kirk K[/caption]
3: Girdwood, Alaska - Named Among World's Top 10 Greatest Mountain Towns [caption id="attachment_18602" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Brooke Binkowski[/caption]
4: Kodiak, Alaska - Discover Rugged, Untamed Wilderness On Alaska's Scenic Emerald Isle [caption id="attachment_18601" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - naql[/caption]
5: Port Alsworth, Alaska - Off The Grid For World Class Brown Bear Viewing In Lake Clark National Park [caption id="attachment_18600" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Caitlin Marr[/caption]
6: Whittier, Alaska - Gateway To Prince William Sound & Named Weirdest Town In America [caption id="attachment_18599" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Nathanael Coyne[/caption]
7: Valdez, Alaska - Famously Known As The Land Of Majestic Waterfalls [caption id="attachment_18597" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - -Eric[/caption]
8: Hyder, Alaska - On The Stunning Eastern Shores Of Misty Fjords National Monument, This Is The Isolated Ghost Town That's Secretly Canadian [caption id="attachment_18596" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Tom[/caption]
9: Sitka, Alaska - Nestled In Temperate Rainforest Beauty & Home To The Admirable Animal Sanctuary + A Safe Haven For Orphaned Bears [caption id="attachment_18595" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Flickr - marc.cappelletti[/caption]
10: Seward, Alaska - Fun, Adventure, & Scenic Beauty On The Shores Of Resurrection Bay + Kenai Fjords National Park  [caption id="attachment_18594" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Eli Duke[/caption]
11: Seldovia, Alaska - An Alluring Escape Off The Beaten Path From Kachemak Bay To Jakolof Bay [caption id="attachment_18593" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - François Philipp[/caption]
Do you have any fond memories living in or visiting any of these charming Alaska small towns?  [caption id="attachment_18592" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Flickr - Bernard Spragg. NZ[/caption]
Looking for another great read? You'll enjoy: Road-Trippin' Alaska; Your perfect way to escape the crowds in 2020. Also, enjoy checking out America's least-visited National Park located right here in Alaska. For a good laugh, you might also enjoy these 15 times Alaska moose thought they were humans and got caught on candid camera. If you are living and loving The Alaska Life – share your adventures with us on our Facebook page HERE, and they might just end up being featured in one of our next blog posts.
Written by Courtney Dowd-Stanley 

1 comment

Today on Facebook you showed a picture of a log church, cross on top that is so beautiful. I don’t remember the location april 2,2020. Anyway if possible I would love to have a copy of that picture Having lived in AK for 22 yrs I just love the Churches and have some pics of some. Like the one at Saint Michaels and others.
PLease write or EM me at
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