Halibut Cove, Alaska.
How is this for a cool town – Halibut Cove has no roads; there is a 12 block long boardwalk, otherwise you use boats. The boardwalk provides access to one very nice restaurant, and two art galleries representing 14 local artists. In addition, the town has a floating espresso stand, and a few fancy lodges, and that is about it. How many towns can you name where the art galleries out number any other type of business by two to one?
Here in another cool thing that you probably won’t see anywhere else; One of the galleries is always open, even if the artists is out. You see she leaves the door unlocked, and has a bowl by the door where you can leave your payment for any of the art you would like to purchase – and this is a place with $3,000 originals! In a day and age where you are no longer trusted to put fuel in your tank without prepaying, I thought this was really refreshing!
Here are more of our Halibut Cove, Alaska photos.