Alaska has been hosting a record number of out-of-state tourists, and now, it's your turn to visit!

Alaska is filled with beautiful oceans, relaxing weather, and a variety of outdoor activities. There are  thousands of ways to enjoy your time in America's largest state!

Here are five fun travel facts on Alaska and why this state is worthy of your next vacation!

1. If you've ever wanted to view the Northern Lights, here's your chance! The Aurora Borealis can be seen an average of 243 days a year in Fairbanks and provides some of the most stunning photo opportunities in the world!

2. There are more than 3,000 rivers and 3 million lakes in Alaska. Even more surprising? Alaska features more coastline than the rest of the United States combined! This provides millions of ways you can fish, paddle board, surf and more!

3. Alaska has the lowest population density in the nation, at one person per square mile. If you're looking for some relaxation on your next vacation, this is the place!

4. Barrow, Alaska has the longest day in the world and more sunlight than anywhere else! When the sun rises on May 10, it doesn't set for nearly three months! This can be great for those who wish there were more hours of sunlight in the day!

5. The state sport of Alaska is dog mushing, which was once the primary mode of transportation. If you've ever wanted to give this a try, Alaska is the place!

To see how affordable Alaska is for your next vacation and how you can start planning your trip, grab a FREE Alaskan Travel Guide HERE!