Alaska: The Seward Highway
This 125-mile-long road, which connects Anchorage to the coastal town of Seward, makes for a glorious summer drive. Dramatic cliffs drop straight to the sea (stop and spot beluga whales if you’re lucky). Check out the rapidly receding Portage Glacier. Park and hike into the Chugach Mountains for dramatic vistas. Spend some time in the arty town of Homer, the setting for Sue Henry’s popular murder mysteries. Stay at the posh Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, or at least take the tram to the top of Mount Alyeska for big views. Explore Seward’s historic downtown.