Valdez is a city located in Alaska with a population of about 4,100. The city is one of the most vital ports in Alaska. The port of Valdez was named in 1790 by the Spanish explorer Don Salvador Fidalgo. The current Alaskan pronunciation is Val-DEEZ instead of Valdés. Because the Port of Valdez was an ice-free port, a town developed there in 1898. Today the port is busy handling vessels from all over.
Visit Columbia Glacier, the largest
tidewater glacier in Alaska. This is one of the main attractions
here in Valdez. Take hundreds of pictures of this enormous piece
Some other things to do here in Valdez is going fishing. Enjoy great sport fishing at sea as you try to reel in the big one. Very peaceful and quiet, this fishing here is just what you need. Relax and unwind the day away.
Directions from Anchorage International Airport