The best of AK is just 1 hour north of Anchorage in the breathtaking Mat-Su Valley. Glaciers you can hike on, Mt. McKinley, Iditarod Trail headquarters, Musk Ox farms, hiking, flight seeing, and more.
From Anchorage, go north on the Glenn Highway. Continue to Palmer, or take the Parks Highway exit and visit Wasilla, Talkeetna and head to Denali.