One glimpse of Skagway and it’s easy to see why this quaint Alaskan town is a popular port for cruise ships sailing along Alaska’s Inside Passage. Skagway offers beautiful scenic views and abundant history. Included in Jack London’s Call of the Wild, Skagway is also known as the Gateway to the Klondike and was a popular stop for those heading to the gold fields in search of riches.
Home to less than 1,000 permanent residents, Skagway’s population doubles during the tourist season as this tiny town welcomes nearly one million annual visitors.
While you'll find plenty to do from dogsled rides, to a panning for gold, to a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, here are five free family friendly attractions in Skagway for your family to enjoy.
The capital of the state of Alaska, Juneau, has a larger area than Delaware and Rhode Island combined and has plenty of free things to do during a cheap family vacation. Downtown Juneau is nestled at the base of Mt. Juneau and across the channel from Douglas Island. Winter temperatures are well below freezing on average with up to 90 inches of snow per year, while summer highs level off in the mid 60s.