About Gakona


Let's have a look around into background of Gakona
  • County: Valdez Cordova Census Area
  • State: Alaska
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 62.3019444
  • Longitude: -145.3019444
  • Time zone: Alaska Standard Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -9 hours

Weather in Gakona

  • Climate: Continental Subarctic Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: June to August

Location

It is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 218.

Distance from Gakona center to Airport

The nearest major airport is Tok Airport (TKJ / PATJ). This airport has domestic flights from Tok, Alaska. Another major airport is Valdez Airport (VDZ / PAVD), which has domestic flights from Valdez, Alaska

  • Driving Distance: 118 miles / 190 km
  • Driving Time: 167 Minutes
  • Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Tok Airport 
  • Rail: Alaska Railroad Transport
  • Road: Bus: Interior Alaska Bus Line and Soaring Eagle Transit.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: $5 Minimum
  • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
  • Concierge: Between $5 - $25

Valet Parking: 

  • Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5  

Nearby Tourist Cities




Anchorage

Location

Alaska’s most populous city, Anchorage is situated in the south-central portion of Alaska

Weather
  • Climate: Subarctic climate
  • Best Time to Visit: May to September
Tourist Attractions
  • WestChester lagoon
  • Hilltop Ski Area
  • Alaska Zoo

Emergency Contact Numbers in Gakona city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 1800 544 0552
  • Airport: +1 907-322-2903 (Tok Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 907 202-5600 (Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital)

Events

  • Valdez Gold Rush Days
  • Slam’n Salm’n Derby
  • Bear Paw Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Gakona Alaska RV Park
  • Grizzly Lake Campground LLC
  • Gakona Gallery

Theatre & Concerts

  • Regal Tikahtnu Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX
  • Century 16 Anchorage and XD
  •  Regal Totem 8

Visit Top Restaurants in Gakona

  • Maclaren River Lodge
  • Old Town Copper Center Inn & Restaurant
  • Carriage House Dining Room

Top Shopping Centers in Gakona

  • New To You
  • Grizzly Gift Shop
  • Tuff Kids Outdoors

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • City Of Valdez
  •  Colony House Museum
  • Palmer Museum Of History

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Fried Rice – Tok Thai Food
  • Burger – Meiers Lake Roadhouse
  • Scallops – Two Rivers Restaurant

Sports Club

  • Anchorage Volleyball Officials Association – Volleyball 
  • Denver Tennis Club – Tennis 
  • Soccerzone – Soccer

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 3.33
  • Taxi: $ 2.75 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 1,957.69 
  • Cheap meal: $ 15.00
  • Gasoline: $ 0.71 / litre
  • 3 course meal: $ 60.00
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