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7 Reasons to Choose Alaska for Your Family Reunion

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Planning a family reunion next year, but don’t know where to host it? Consider Alaska!


The largest and northernmost state is home to some of the country’s most beautiful scenery, wildlife, and activities that are fun for the entire family. Here are a few reasons why a family trip to Alaska should be in your future.


1. Every Season Brings Something New

One of the best parts about visiting Alaska is that you can’t go wrong no matter when you visit. Each season brings different changes to the landscape and your surroundings, making for a truly memorable trip. Spring can be ideal if you want to beat the summer crowds and catch a glimpse of baby animals roaming the wilderness. Summer brings long days, the salmon runs, and more active wildlife. Fall is best for hunting and seeing the foliage, and winter snows and dark nights are great for cold-weather activities like snowmobiling, skiing, and seeing the Northern Lights.


2. Unique Wildlife

Speaking of seeing wildlife, Alaska is home to some of the country’s most diverse and unique wildlife that can’t be seen anywhere else. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates that there are around 30,000 brown bears statewide. The state’s most well-known residents are also accompanied by moose, wolves, lynx, a myriad of birds including eagles and sea birds such as puffins and loons. Marine mammals, otters, seals and whales are also plentiful, and can been seen on a variety of unforgettable wildlife tours.


3. Exciting Excursions

The snow-capped mountains and lush Alaskan bush make for the perfect backdrop for many fun and thrilling excursions. Whether it’s a trip to kayak among playful sea otters, watch whales, explore glaciers and volcanoes, or to go saltwater fishing for halibut and salmon, everyone is sure to find an adventure they love in Alaska.


4. Relax and Unwind Around Nature

During your family trip to Alaska, you will also need time to relax and recharge. Balance your adventurous family reunion with restorative therapies and locally sourced, nutritious foods that can keep your body and mind at peace. Whether it’s yoga on the deck or a private massage, you can indulge in some pampering during your stay. And the kids will love plunging into cold ocean waters and then jumping in a hot tub or classic Alaska sauna to warm up.


5. Local Eats

Alaska is known for some of the best fresh fish and seafood. Don’t miss trying some unbelievably fresh and delectable salmon and wild Alaska king crab plus fresh pastries with local berries and other ingredients grown in the state. Alaskans love putting berries in everything, so don’t be surprised to find raspberries, blueberries, and salmonberries in your salad or even on your entree!


6. Avoid The Crowds

Being a large state with a lot of undeveloped land, it’s easy for families to carve out their own little piece of Alaska during their family reunion. While our one major city, Anchorage, and the National Parks are bustling during the warmer months, it’s also possible to find undiscovered gems. This can make for a truly memorable experience for your family as you bond over new sights and activities.


7. There’s Something For Everyone

On a family trip to Alaska, you can expect there to be multiple generations celebrating and having a good time. You can rest assured that in Alaska, there’s something for everyone to do and enjoy. Whether it’s a kids program for the little ones, a fishing or birdwatching trip for the more senior members of your family, or a massage for the moms while the kids adventure, they will all be making memories.


Stillpoint Lodge Has it All

Convinced that Alaska is the perfect destination for your family reunion? Alaska is big and it can be overwhelming to choose a location without feeling like you are missing out on something. Stillpoint Lodge at the foot of Kachemak Bay State Park specializes in multi-generational vacations for families and friends. As an all-inclusive, boutique lodge, Stillpoint ticks all the boxes listed above with bountiful wildlife, thrilling excursions, wellness amenities, and amazing, local cuisine far from any crowds. Summer seems to be the best time to coordinate with the family since kids are out of school… so plan ahead and book your stay at least 6-months in advance. Even though summer is the height of tourist season in Alaska, Stillpoint’s remote location and small size feels private and exclusive. Book just a few cabins for a smaller family or all 11 cabins as buyout. It is easy to have a worry-free vacation that offers a variety of experiences for everyone in your group without having to run a tab.


Book your dream family vacation today!



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