7. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
1212 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664, map
Average Temperatures: 48°F / 35°F
We’re planning to go this August and we can’t wait!
Why Visit: Like many of these other parks in the PNW, the weather is best in July and August (slightly less crowded in August). Kenai Fjords is known for Harding Icefield, the largest icefield entirely within the US.
Best For / Top Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Cruises, Hikers, Kayaking, Ice Climbing
- To Do – Exit Glacier, Wildlife Cruise, Glacier Kayaking
- Wildlife – Moose, Black Bears, Brown Bears, Wolves, Sea Lions, Seals, Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Orcas, Sea Otters, Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Tufted and Horned Puffins
Pro Tip: Exit Glacier is the only portion of the park accessible by road. If you don’t have much wilderness training, hire an outfitter to take you to other areas of the park.