Just for Alaskans!
This summer, get out and explore, and make the Mat-Su Valley your basecamp for adventure! There are memories to be made around every bend in the road, from glacier trekking to flightseeing, fishing and so much more. The Mat-Su Valley is an ideal destination for local Alaskans looking for adventure. No matter if you like your adventures wild or tame, there is something in the Mat-Su Valley for everyone! The Mat-Su is the perfect day-trip destination from Southcentral Alaska and the Interior, but consider staying another day - there are great B&Bs, inns and lodges throughout the area that will make you glad you explored more. If you really want to get the inside scoop, sign up for our monthly e-newsletter that highlights the many things to see and do.
Travel specials for Alaskans
Many Mat-Su businesses are offering travel specials and value-added packages just for Alaskans this summer! Check out the Special Offers page to find out how you can save money while having fun in the Valley. All of the special offers are listed, and you can filter out those that are just for Alaskans.
Choose your own adventure
As an Alaskan - or a visiting friend and relative - you probably want to get off the beaten path and find some hidden gems. Trust us, they are everywhere in the Mat-Su Valley! From favorite local hikes like the Butte, Gold Mint Trail or Reed Lakes Trail to staying in public use cabins offered by Alaska State Parks, there are many adventures that will have you coming back. Start planning your trip, from Denali State Park to Wasilla and Palmer, and finally up the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway. Make your plan to explore every corner of the Mat-Su Valley this summer! Click one of the suggested itineraries below to find out where we'll be having fun.
Talkeetna provides amazing Denali experiences.
Over The Top
Hatcher Pass Road connects Palmer and Willow.
Core Area Adventures
Wasilla and Palmer form the Mat-Su Valley's Core Area.
Glacier Road Trip
Along the Glenn Highway there are many ways to explore glaciers.