As you venture inland on an Alaska Cruisetour, one of the most popular stops is in the town of Alyeska, Girdwood. Here you can see the beautiful Mt. Alyeska and get a real taste for the great outdoors, Alaska-style. Just thirty minutes south of Anchorage, this town is filled with dramatic views, fine-dining restaurants and historical charm.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Originally called “Glacier City,” Girdwood’s glacier tours and sites are truly breathtaking. Experience Alaska in quintessential fashion with a tram ride 700 metres (2,300 feet) up Mt. Alyeska for a view of Turnagain Arm (an extension of Cook Inlet) and seven different area glaciers. From fine-dining restaurants high above the slopes, to gold-mining relics left behind from the turn of the century, this resort town is sure to make a lasting impression.
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