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10 Alaska Secrets Only Locals Know

Locals: Alaska Secrets
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Where in Alaska are you almost guaranteed to see a moose? What’s the best, easy-access vantage point for viewing Denali? (And no, it’s not in its namesake national park.) And what’s the deal with all those Thai food restaurants in Fairbanks?

In Alaska, where travel options can seem as vast as the geography, deciding how to best spend valuable vacation hours can be a challenge. With visitor season revving into high gear, we queried the best kind of insider sources—long-time residents tapped into the local tourism scene—about where they take visiting friends and relatives. Here are their best-bet recommendations.

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