Uncovering authentic local finds and having experiences that make you feel like you’ve really connected with a place are important elements in ensuring an extraordinary vacation. We’re taking advantage of our partnership with Travel + Leisure to get their editors’ recommendations and insider tips on the places you will want to visit. Here are their picks for just one of the 150 destinations they covered.
This eerie ghost town was a booming gold-mining settlement in the late 1800’s. Its success was short-lived, and today the site is made up of crumbling cabins and a cemetery where victims of an avalanche were buried in 1898. En route to Dyea, stop at the Skagway Overlook for dramatic mountain vistas.
White Pass Summit Excursion
Wind your way past gushing Bridal Veil Falls on the vintage White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, built in 1898 for the Klondike Gold Rush. It’s three hours of heart-palpitating turns—and the unbeatable, photo-ready views you came to Alaska for.
Yukon Jeep Tour
Channel a 19th-century gold prospector—albeit from the seat of a four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler—on this rugged off-road adventure. A guide in the lead Jeep narrates via two-way radio; evocatively named sights include Dead Horse Gulch, Bracket Wagon Trail, and Tormented Valley.
Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.
To learn more about this exciting port, please refer to our Port Explorer guide.