Whittier is a small seaport located south of Anchorage and nestled in the Chugach Mountains. It is Anchorage's closest deep-water seaport and the gateway to exploring the many wonders and sights of eastern Prince William Sound. One building, the Begich Towers, houses nearly all of Whittier's residents as well as the school, church and a store.
Visitors' first stop should be the Begich-Boggs Visitor Center, which takes in the flora, fauna and ice of the nearby Portage Glacier area. Stop at one... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.