"Whittier - Secret City...But not much to do" Whittier by Scandic

Whittier Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 71 photos

Portage Glacier

The best part of Whittier is driving to there. The highway from Anchorage to South is amazing, probably one of the most beautiful roads in the world... The same road takes you to Homer, Kenai and Seward too.
Along the way to Whittier, you'll see glaciers, so beautiful with their turqoise color.

The Town

Whittier itself. I have to be honest and say that it is ugly and boring town or vilage perhaps. Location is beautiful and you can reach this secret historical place only by tunnel. But because of its strategic background, the architecture is awful, so ugly. Most of the residents used to live in a one big apartment complex, which reminds me of communism archtiecture.

There are some attaractions like Outdoor Adventure company and some restaurants along the main road, but this town is not designed to amuse tourist, which is sad. Some big cruise ships stop here and what a shame, that there is nothing this town can offer, expect the mountains.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A great road trip from Anchorage
  • Cons:Very boring place
  • In a nutshell:Honestly, not worth of visiting. Just getting there by tunnel (which is the only way) costs 12 $.
  • Last visit to Whittier: Jun 2004
  • Intro Written Jun 7, 2004
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