Most head to Alyeska Resort just outside of Alaska to hike and especially to ski, but if you're not feeling energetic, you can visit the resort and pop in for a drink or bite with the same views found from the slopes. You'll take in glaciers and mountains surrounding the sound — if the clouds don't roll in!
The resort's aerial tram provides an excellent view of Turnagain Arm as it climbs into the Chugach Mountains.
Elevation: 2,300 feet
Route: Follow the Alyeska Highway from Girdwood, Alaska, for 3 miles
Fees: None for resort; $35 for tram