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Palmer

Conditions:
Fair
Temperature:
45° F

Wasilla

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Temperature:
43° F

Talkeetna

Conditions:
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Temperature:
45° F

Itineraries

HikersThe following Alaska trip itineraries provide local insight for exploring the Mat-Su Valley. For complete details on Alaska lodging, activities, attractions and events, visit the "Vacation Fundamentals" section of this Web site and connect directly with local businesses - the experts - to inquire about rates and availability.  Knowledgeable staff at the Mat-Su Visitor Center can also help with questions.


The Great Alaska Road Trip

Set your own pace when traveling through spectacular Alaska mountains, glacier, gold rush and lake countries.  Five scenic and self-drive tours highlight the most scenic areas in the Mat-Su. View Alaska Scenic Drives 


See it all! 3, 5 and 7-day Itineraries

With amazing scenery and an endless must-see, must-do list, the Mat-Su Valley is the perfect Alaska base camp.  Multi-night itineraries are designed to maximize your Alaska vacation time. View Alaska Itineraries


Alaska Family Vacations

Plan a family-friendly, real-life adventure discovering Alaska's most fascinating and thrilling kid friendly sites and attractions.  The Mat-Su Valley is one HUGE playground.  View Alaska Vacation Ideas


Alaska Cultural and Heritage Tours

Alaska Native culture, gold rush history, farming colony beginnings and the life of an Alaska dog musher - as a young state Alaska history is still in the making, but the evolution is captivating.  Learn more about Alaska culture and History


Girls' Getaways Alaska-Style

The Mat-Su is a great destination to relax, unwind and strengthen female friendships.  Enjoy convenience, luxury and adventure while experiencing something new such as fly fishing or culinary weekends at a remote lodge.  View details

 

Alaska Winter Vacation Itinerary

Escape the bustling city lights for a relaxing winter vacation adventure. Play in deep and endless powder, experience the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, visit a sled dog kennel and flightsee over towering glaciers or the majestic Mount McKinley.  This 5-day itinerary is sure to thrill.  View sample Alaska winter trip

 

  • Scenic Drives and RV Trips
  • Multi-Day Vacation Itineraries
  • Alaska Family Vacations
  • Girls' Getaways Alaska-style
  • Culture and Heritage Itineraries
  • Sample Winter Vacation Itinerary
  • Day Trips from Anchorage
  • Video Photo Tour

    Video Photo Tour

    Click here to launch the Mat-Su Valley Video Photo Tour. More Info

    Social Media

    Social Media

    Get social with us on Twitter and Facebook. More Info

    Helpful resources

    Helpful resources

    So you're planning a trip to Alaska and need some help getting started. You've come to the right place! More Info

    Maps and more

    Maps and more

    Find Alaska Highway maps and mileage chart for distances between destination points within the Mat-Su… More Info

    Great outdoors

    Great outdoors

    Discover more about boating, rafting, fishing, flightseeing and how to get into the backcountry of… More Info

    Denali Flightseeing

    Denali Flightseeing

    Alaska's majestic scenery appears magnified from a Cessna window and the vantage point makes for good… More Info

    glaciers

    glaciers

    You can see a glacier just about anywhere in Alaska. But in the Mat-Su Valley, you can actually get out… More Info

    Alaska Rafting

    Alaska Rafting

    Uncover hidden jewels only accessible by boat. Hover in rapids through canyons, see glaciers calve fall… More Info

    Dining in Mat-Su

    Dining in Mat-Su

    Fine dining to cafes and everything in between. Don't be surprised if your portions are Alaska-sized.… More Info

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    Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play

    The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!



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