Welcome to the Best of the USA Blog Hop. My goal is to find more amazing places to visit right here in the United States and I know you can help me! Have you seen an amazing sunset? Ate at an incredible restaurant? Stayed at an impressive hotel? Visited an awesome attraction that you think everyone should know about? Or spent time at an unforgettable destination? Then this is your chance to share what you consider the Best of the USA with the world! Well, maybe not the world, but a girl can be optimistic, can’t she?
This blog hop is all about what you think is the Best of the USA, as experienced by you. So link up your best of the USA post and visit some of the other posts that are linked to this edition of the Best of the USA blog hop. And don’t forget to share and spread the word using #BestoftheUSA.
My Choice for February’s Best of the USA Blog Hop
Selecting one destination was really tough. I have so many favorites but as I began to glance through the photos I have stored on my computer, the photos from one destination kept popping out at me.
So my choice for February is Skagway, Alaska.
The moment I stepped off our cruise ship and saw this view of the Skagway marina with the misty mountains in the background, I fell in love. I couldn’t wait to explore the quaint, historic town.
There were many excursions that we could have taken from Skagway, like the infamous White Pass Train Ride, but we opted to skip them and explore on our own. I found five free things to do instead that were fun (mostly) for the family.
Skagway is not large so it’s a perfect walkable town. We decided to stroll out of town to see the Gold Rush Cemetery which is a very doable 4 mile round trip flat, level hike. Not bad, right?
Unfortunately, even with perfect planning on my part, essentails for our trip were forgotten. Like my daughter’s tennis shoes. It wasn’t long before she began to complain that her feet were hurting.
Lucky for her, she has two big brothers that were more than willing to help her out a bit. I’m not sure she appreciated their idea of help though.
After our walk to the cemetery, we returned to town, browsed through the shops and headed to Yakutania Point, as suggested at the Visitor’s Center.
I could have enjoyed this view forever.
It’s not often that I really want to return to a destination that we’ve visited. It’s not that we haven’t visited some cool places, we have. It’s simply the more I see, the more I realize how much is yet to see. Skagway is different. I still imagine myself and my family taking an extended RV trip through Alaska, allowing plenty of time to soak up more of that view at Yakutania Point.
Have you been to Skagway? What did you love (or not) about this destination?
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Until next time, Happy Travelin’!
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