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The town is a street grid along the ocean. Front Street follows the sea wall, 1st Avenue is a block back, and so on. A harbor is at the north end of town, and the gold-bearing beach is to the south. You can mostly walk to see this area. Three roads branch out from Nome. To get out on the roads, you need to take a tour or rent a car, or bring a bike with you.

Several local car-rental agencies operate in town; the visitor center maintains a list, with rates. Stampede Car Rental, 302 E. Front St. (tel. 800/354-4606 or 907/443-3838; www.aurorainnome.com), charges $100 to $175 for SUVs and vans. The same people operate the Aurora Inn.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.