Engulfed by the towering beach front mountains is Valdez, a city located in an astoundingly beautiful setting. Valdez is the perfect place for angling, whale watching, glacier tours, trekking, winter sports and sightseeing in South Central Alaska. It is just a short drive east of Columbia Glacier, a prominent day-voyage destination. Here photography enthusiasts will find a gamut of eye-pleasing sights to capture through their lens. Whether it is the glaciers with their incredibly serene water and beautiful pieces of ice, the striking mountain landscape or the marine wildlife, this place is a tourist delight.