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Solo Parenting in the Last Frontier: Thrilling Adventures in Alaska

Solo Parenting in the Last Frontier: Thrilling Adventures in Alaska

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Setting out on your solo parenting adventure to Alaska isn’t as complicated as you think. The key is to find relevant activities that you can indulge in, plan the getaway ahead of time, and pack according to the weather of the season you are visiting.

To be fair, Alaska offers a myriad of experiences, including amazing adventures boarding a cruise. The choice fizzles down to what you think would be an ideal getaway, either by yourself or with your kid tagging along with you.

We will walk you through all the details that you need to know to plan thrilling adventures in Alaska.

  • Cultural Exploration at Anchorage

While you are in Alaska, the last thing that you want to do is miss out on exploring Anchorage. It is the largest city in the state and perfect for solo parents to kick-start their journey. Besides the Alaska Zoo, you can also walk around and explore Anchorage Museum or take a scenic ride down the Alaska Railroad. The options are diverse and worth the time.

  • Alaska SeaLife Center

Getting to explore the underwater world is an experience that’s not only limited to children. As a solo parent, you can indulge in the same activity and get up and close with the marine life. The interactive exhibit provides a fun and educational experience wherein you can interact with sea otters, puffins, and hundreds of other marine life.

  • Girdwood

If you are starting your trip in Anchorage and want to move further south, Girdwood is the place to be in. It is quite an offbeat place to explore and offers you access to stunning scenery and outdoor activities around. Also, if money isn’t a concern, taking the Alyeska Resort tram for the panoramic views will be an experience of a lifetime for you. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is located there as well.

  • Talkeetna

While we are on the topic of offbeat destinations for solo parents in Alaska, Talkeetna is another spot that deserves a shoutout. Besides basking in the charm of this quaint town, you can also enjoy a variety of activities like riverboat excursions, flightseeing tours, exploring the downtown area, etc. The local community there is quite welcoming too, making it safer for single parents and children to visit.

  • Homer

For the ones looking for some coastal delights, Homer is another spot to consider. Once you are done exploring the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, you can go out of your way to try a fishing trip to Homer Spit. Besides the coastal adventures, the town is also known for its artistic brilliance, so that’s another thing that you have to add to your to-do list while you are there.


Alaska offers some of the most amazing adventure experiences that you can embark on. From lowkey travel experiences to adrenaline-inducing experiences, the list is extensive. As single parents traveling with their child (or solo), we have included places that are surely going to take your breath away.


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