The Essential Guide to Must-See Attractions Around Palmer, Alaska (2 Days, 1 Night)

Your schedule is tight – but you still want to experience the best parts of Alaska during an overnight stay in the Palmer area. Don’t worry; we have compiled a list of the most important attractions to see, assuming you’re already going to Denali, Talkeetna, and Anchorage on other days of your vacation.

For additional information on how to get the most out of your stay in Palmer, request our free Vacation Guide now! This helpful resource provides detailed information on the area, drastically reducing your planning time and jump-starting your Alaskan experience.

Start Your Adventure

Once you arrive and get all set with your room, begin exploring the area with a trip to Hatcher Pass. The drive itself is gorgeous–a definite “wow!” Afterward, return to Palmer and head to Turkey Red restaurant for dinner. Evangelo’s is also a great option, located just a couple miles from the B&B. (Find additional recommendations for culinary destinations on our list of restaurants in Palmer.) You can fill up on delicious cuisine, then head back to the B&B and relax on the deck with a glass of wine or in your room or cottage.

Rise and Shine

In the morning after a hearty breakfast, you can fit in a half-day adventure before heading to your next destination. Choose from:

Taking a scenic drive to the Matanuska Glacier and trekking out onto the blue ice

  • Visiting the Iditarod Headquarters and the Reindeer Farm near Palmer
  • Browsing various shops, the Palmer Visitor Center with its heritage gardens, and the Musk Ox Farm
  • Exploring nature with a good one or two-hour hike in the mountains nearby
  • Adventuring into the backcountry on a half-day ATV tour

Begin Planning Your Trip Now

Read through the rest of our blog for suggestions on birdingantiquinghikingtraveling with kids, and more. Also, be sure to check out our 3-Day and 5-Day itineraries if you’re interested in extending your trip!

Whichever activities you choose, we have lodging to suit your needs and make your Alaskan adventure the best it can be. For travelers looking for a cost-effective and practical option for overnight stays, we also offer economical rooms at the Inn. Get the most value for your money with a cozy area that can sleep up to five people with a private bathroom. Also, enjoy free breakfast as well as WiFi and cable television.

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