Girdwood was originally called Glacier City because of the two giant snow summits nearby. If you ever want to go glacier hiking, this small town near Anchorage should be on your list. Kenai Fjords National Park is nearby, with its opportunities for whale watching and icebergs and glaciers that are majestic all year round. Complete the strenuous Harding Icefield Trail and you’ll have bragging rights for life. Visit the historic Crow Creek Mine, hop on the Alaska Railroad, and eat delicious fresh seafood.