Palmer is a small city in the state of Alaska, part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Area. Palmer offers a large variety of things to do and places to visit and is a very popular destination for traveling and exploring. There are also museums, fairs, sporting events, and plenty of opportunities to explor the beautiful nature here.
If you're interested in glaciers, frozen river rafting, mountain hiking and cultural activities, Palmer is the perfect place for you. Visit Palmer Visitor Information Center where you can learn all about the area and discover interesting facts and stories about its past. For the history buffs of your group, also make sure to check out the Colony House Museum and be transported to the colonial era when settlers after World War I moved to Palmer.
Elsewhere, head to the Independence Mine State Park to see how the mines men used to work in and find out how they changed the economy of the region. Equally exciting, the Musk Ox and Reindeer Farm is wonderful for young children who can pet and feed the animals. For more time outdoors, the Bodenburg Buttle Trail leads to the top of the mountain and boasts utterly breathtaking views of the valley below.
The best place to stay in Palmer is close to the city center where the airport, restaurants, cafes and parks are all close by. There's a large selection of vacation rentals in Palmer so whatever your preferences, you're sure to find something to suit your needs. If traveling with family and friends, opt for a vacation home -- some come with 5 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and can sleep up 10 people. Rental homes tend to feature full kitchens, living rooms and dining areas, feeling a true home away from home.
The average temperature between May and September is 62 degrees, while July is the hottest month, averaging 65 degrees. The rest of the year sees around 29 degrees. There's little rain in Palmer but if you plan to be outside mostly, visit in August or September when you can see the icy glaciers but conditions aren't freezing