Explore Alaska and the San Juan Islands on your Summer Vacation

We’re thrilled to learn that three UnCruise Adventures locations have been listed in Tripadvisor’s Top 15 trending destinations in the United States! From lesser-known cities to new escapes, these places are on the up and up. You heard it here first. Come along with us as we take a virtual journey through three of Tripadvisor's top trending destinations in the United States!

Juneau, Alaska is Tripadvisor’s 2023 top trending destination for an Alaska summer vacation. Located in Southeast Alaska, Juneau is home to a variety of attractions and activities, from whale watching and hiking to rafting and sightseeing. It’s hard to beat the natural beauty of Juneau, with its breathtaking mountains and beautiful glaciers. 

Juneau Alaska from the air

Thanks to its ideal location between the base of Mount Juneau and the Gastineau Channel, the Southeast-Alaskan city of Juneau is the perfect base for a journey into the gorgeous Alaskan wilderness. With its stunning natural beauty and unique cultural experiences, Juneau is the perfect place to explore and create an unforgettable Alaska summer vacation

Alaska is one of the most beautiful places to visit during the summer months, and a summer vacation here will not disappoint! From glacier hikes and whale watching in the majestic mountains, to kayaking in the many bays and inlets, to taking a polar plunge in the icy waters of Prince William Sound, a summer vacation in Alaska is sure to be an unforgettable experience. With so much to do and see, your Alaska summer vacation will be full of adventure and breathtaking views.

The San Juan Islands check in further down the list as Tripadvisor’s seventh trending destination in the United States, and it's easy to see why.

San Juan Islands, WA from the air

With its breathtaking views, vibrant culture, and diverse activities, a trip to San Juan islands is an ideal destination for anyone looking to explore the Pacific Northwest in 2023. The San Juan Islands proudly feature beaches, orca pods and one of the best sunsets you’ll ever see at Deception Pass. From kayaking through the islands' crystal-clear waters to whale watching off its shores, there is something for everyone here.

And coming in just outside of the top ten: Ketchikan, Alaska is listed as Tripadvisor’s eleventh trending destination in the United States.  Ketchikan, Alaska is a great destination for an Alaska summer vacation, with its beautiful scenery, outdoor fishing, and arts scene.

Ketchikan Alaska port

The second Southeast-Alaska city landing Tripadvisors’ list, Ketchikan is small town on the coast of Alaska. Known for its stunning natural beauty and abundance of outdoor activities, Ketchikan serves as a gateway to the Misty Fjords National Monument, an area often referred to as the “Yosemite of the North” thanks to its natural beauty. Plus, with its charming downtown area and vibrant culture, Ketchikan is sure to be a memorable Alaska summer vacation for your next trip!

UnCruise Adventures offers seven different Alaska adventures departing from Juneau, three adventures departing from, or passing through Ketchikan, and one Pacific Northwest adventure entirely dedicated to the San Juan islands. trip to San Juan Islands is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of nature.  Plan your adventure soon before the secret is out on these trending destinations!