Warm Up with a Little Romance this Valentine’s DayBack To Blog
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If you’re not feeling especially active, consider spending a part of your evening admiring some natural beauty, free of charge. Point Woronzof, also in Anchorage, is a popular destination for romantic sunsets and there’s always the possibility of a little wildlife viewing to boot. It’s just as beautiful sitting outside on one of the benches on the bluff as it is from the warmth of your car. Crank the Al Green and enjoy the view!
There’s even more romance to be had outside of the big city. Take the Seward Highway and start heading south along Turnagain Arm and on to the Kenai Peninsula (one of the most gorgeous drives in the world) for a scenic road trip. Drive all the way to Seward or take your time and detour to charming places like Girdwood, Portage Glacier, Kenai or Hope for a romantic overnight getaway.
There’s something inherently romantic about the northern lights, and we can’t think of a better way to view them than during a relaxing dip in Chena Hot Springs. The farther north and closer to the Arctic Circle you travel, the better your chances are of seeing a brilliant northern lights display. Spend a winter evening soaking in its healing mineral waters, followed by a nightcap at Fairbanks’ own Hoodoo Brewing Co. We hear they serve tacos on Saturdays!
Whether you’re staying in or charting out an adventure, we can guarantee that a Valentine’s Day spent in the 49th state will only be the beginning of your love affair with Alaska.