Bethel

Bethel

  • By Daniel K
  • Destinations
  • 07.10.2016

Although Bethel is a remote location in Alaska, you may still enjoy a vacation there if you want to spend some quiet time. The city offers a few entertainment options, and here are the top 3 places to see and top 3 things to do in Bethel.

Yukon Delta NWR Visitors' Center
Although small, the center is quiet most of the times and features interesting mammoth bones. This should be the first place to see when you're in town.

Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center
The town's main cultural center includes several buildings. The University of Alaska is located here, as is the Kuskokwim Campus Library. If you want to check your emails while on vacation, you should know the campus provides free computers.

Yupiit Piciryarait Museum
The museum contains a gorgeous art and instrument collection, and hosts exhibits pretty often. This is the place to be if you want to learn more about Bethel's historical roots.

The Tundra
Bethel looks much better in summer than does in winter, and that is when you should go walk the tundra. You will be surprised at how beautiful the scenery is. If you're lucky, you may even get the chance to pick some berries and mushrooms.

Fish Camping
Fishing on the Kuskokwim River along the locals may turn out to be a unique experience for any visitor. The fish camps are spread all over the river, and you may enjoy smoking the fish as well as mingle with the locals.

Berry Picking
Berry picking is one of the activities you must engage in while in town. The tundra is full of blackberries and blueberries waiting to be picked. At the end of the day, the fruits will make for a wonderful treat to share with your friends.