The beauty of Alaska has attracted visitors for decades, boasting majestic mountains, lakes, hiking trails, fishing, and hunting. If you’re thinking about getting away to Alaska, but you don’t want to go to the same old crowded vacation location, consider the small town of Palmer for your Alaskan adventure.
Palmer offers small town charm, with a total population of less than 5,000. For the angler in you, head over to one of the lakes in the area to fish for some trout and enjoy a fish dinner as fresh as it comes. If you’re looking for an active, family-friendly day, take the kids over to the Williams Reindeer Farm to pet and feed the reindeer before heading off on one of the nearby hiking trails. Learn about Alaska’s gold rush at Hatcher Pass, which also boasts hiking trails.
If you’d like to see what Palmer has to offer, and prefer the hustle and bustle of a big city, plan your visit during the annual Alaska State Fair. Over 200,000 people visit the state fair every year, which is usually held in the beginning of September. Enjoy exciting rides, contests, fair food, and a farmer’s market all in one place.
Palmer is only a forty-five minute drive from Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. Take a day trip out to the “big city”, which houses 40% of the state’s population – just under 300,000 people. The city offers performing arts locations, museums, fine dining, and sports. If your family is into skiing, Alaska has some of the best ski resorts in the country nearby Palmer and Anchorage.
After enjoying your vacation in Palmer, you’ll be sure to have plenty of souvenirs to bring back home. With checking your luggage on your flight now costs an arm and a leg, ship your souvenirs home before you leave to save money. Flat rate shipping is a perfect solution, offering a set price for boxes shipped anywhere in the United States. Instead of paying up to $50 checking another bag on your flight, just pay for flat rate shipping and enjoy the convenience of not having to lug those souvenirs around the airport. Your souvenirs will be waiting for you when you arrive, or shortly after.