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Yakutat, Alaska

Yakutat is native home to the Eyak peoples of the Copper River Valley, and the Tlingit of the Inside Passage. This region is known for world-class salmon and steelhead fishing, and bountiful wildlife such as eagle, moose, and bear. Discover also the unexpected enchantments of sandy beaches and surfing. Yakutat was dubbed "Surf City, Alaska" in the 1990's, as the first town in Alaska with a surf shop. Surfers come from everywhere to ride the legendary 25-foot waves.

You can see extraordinary 18,000-foot Mount St. Elias from anywhere in Yakutat. Experienced river guides can take you on fishing explorations down the Situk River. Travel south to see Hubbard Glacier, North America's largest tide water glacier - a 300-foot wall of ice that rises from the ocean, and stretches more than 76 miles.

Alaskan seafood and homemade breads, soups, and desserts are on offer at the Glacier Bear Lodge. The Clay Oven serves good Indian cuisine, and you'll find Chinese food and fresh sushi at Seong's Sushi Bar. Spend an inspired evening with storytellers in community gatherings - they will share with you mythic Tlingit knowledge and wisdom handed down by the Elders.