Larger than Texas, Montana, and California combined, there’s so much to explore in America’s last frontier. Watch the whales frolic in the gulf, see the bears and moose inland, fish in the rivers, or see the majestic beauty of Mount Denali. Popular destinations include Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai Fjords, and Denali National Park. The most popular way to experience the best of Alaska is through a cruise. The best time to visit Alaska is from mid-May to mid-September when temperatures are moderate. Adventurers seeking wildlife should visit in late May or June. Bear watching season is late June into early July. Fall foliage is best in the first week of September.