Over the past two weeks, I’ve spent more time in Prince William Sound and the community of Whittier than I have during my 10 years of Alaska residence. This scenic area of southcentral Alaska entices thousands of Alaska visitors each year, eager for glaciers, wildlife, and a good dose of “real Alaska.” And they find it all, too.
Only an hour away from Anchorage, Whittier and the western end of Prince William Sound are easier to reach than other popular destinations like Seward and Homer, save the whole tunnel – entrance thing, which I think only adds to the overall Alaskanana experience. Full of history, recreation, funkiness, and that special weather system keeping even experienced meteorologists on their toes, Prince William Sound is one amazing area.
Behold some photos to encourage, inspire, and perhaps make you want to plug in a few websites and arrange your next visit. Enjoy.
Intrigued, yet? Come visit!