Are you looking for a romantic getaway, that’s more than just relaxing on a beach?
Alaska is a hidden gem when it comes to the world of romance.
Something about being in the fresh air, among nature, and indulging in a bit of luxury, creates the perfect conditions to create sparks both old and new.
Below are a few of our favourite experiences for those seeking some special moments, with their special someone.
Breakfast with a view
As seen in the photo above, you can almost feel the serenity of waking up and enjoying your morning coffee and paper with your partner, all while staring out onto mammoth size glaciers.
Most cruise ships can arrange for special private dining options, and if you are travelling separate from a cruise ship, there are local boats that you are able to charter for a similar experience. Talk about starting your day off right!
A similar experience to the previous is watching the Northern Lights from your private balcony. Bundling up with a coffee, Baileys, and fluffy blanket is a sure way to not only feel grateful but also, in love.
The Northern Lights are best seen in the winter, spring and autumn. However, in the summer months, you can watch the magnificent midnight sun instead of the lights. Both experiences provide for unreal photographs and lasting memories.
Flying above the clouds away from it all simply feels idyllic. This is the perfect adventure for anyone of any age.
True beauty is best seen from above, and Alaska certainly delivers that and more from a Flightseeing tour. At this angle, you are able to get a sense of how massive the glaciers are, as well as spot wildlife without interfering with their day at all.
There are many hot springs scattered throughout Alaska. Some of our favourites include Chena Hot Springs, Shelokum Hot Springs and Baranof Warm Springs. Some of the springs are remote and have seasonal access so, plan ahead to ensure that your day remains as relaxing as possible.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you might want to try playing around a bit in the snow before slipping into one of the hot springs for a traditional detoxifying treatment. Or simply, enjoy some of the fresh glacier air as the rest of your body indulges in the natural warmth.
Want to feel alive, humbled and exhilarated all at the same time?
Try whale watching, the rush of seeing these massive mammals with your loved one evokes something primal and amazing. Spot humpback whales and orcas on your adventure via custom boats specific for Alaskan waters. It’s an experience to remember.
Sled dog tours
It’s no wonder why the Bachelor show on TV often has a sled dog scene, it’s romantic with a side of otherworldly, making it a one of a kind adventure.
Dress warm, cuddle lots and prepare to have a lot of fun as your fluffy new friends explore the glaciers, all while your guide explains the history and local traditions of the area.
Glacier Bay National Park
Glacier Bay is part of one of the world’s largest international protected areas. It’s a highlight of the inside passage and a sight not to be missed if you are visiting Alaska.
There are different ways to visit Glacier Bay; if you are arriving on a cruise ship, most will explore through the bay, otherwise get a bit more personal with the area by exploring on a smaller boat or even kayaking through portions.
Be on the lookout for wildlife, calving glaciers, and stunning flora/fauna. Keep your partner and your camera close, as there is something to look at every angle of the bay.
If your planning to spend some time in Alaska, there are a plethora of romantic getaway locations. Tiny cabins nestled into the woods, with all the comforts of home. The wide range includes rustic cabins, to large logwood homes that are equipped with personal massage therapists and private outdoor hot tubs.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and stay for a while, to disconnect and reconnect within your relationship.
Alaska is full of magic. No matter where you are, or what you are doing, if you have your special someone close to you, you are guaranteed to feel it.