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Anchorage is a world class city. One of my 5 favorite cities in the US.
The harbor in Juneau has the feel of a movie set -- it has been ruined by the big cruise ships.
Seward is a nice little town. The hike at Hardings ice field is a damn good day hike. Reasonably strenuous and we saw a bear and 2 cubs. We had a great lunch at Harbour Dinner Club. Surprisingly, sea food is expensive in Alaska. Expect to pay $20 per head. Another thing to do in Seward is the resurrection Bay Cruise. …
As many as five massive cruise ships a day can flood Ketchikan, Alaska, with tourists during the summer, but most of the locals are remarkably tolerant of this invasion. Fleets of float planes add to the happy bustle, and keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles. And there are hostels in Ketchikan to give you an …
Anchorage, Alaska's capital, is teaming with life and nature. It's the only real city for quite a long ways and as such is a magnet of arts, shopping, commerce, and all those other city things. Get your errands done, should you need to stock up on anything, before you head out to the Alaskan wilderness, or just indulge …
Known as the "Golden Heart City," Fairbanks, Alaska, is the largest city in the state’s interior region, and the city with the second highest number of hostels as well, next to Anchorage. It is the home of Alaska’s oldest college, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. This city combines technology and modern amenities …
Sitka, surrounded by forests and water, wreathed often in mist, and touched by its Russian heritage, is one of southeast Alaska's most popular destinations. St. Michael's Cathedral shows a distinct Slavic flair, and Russian folk dancers put on shows for the public. For a somber but beautiful sight, explore the Russian …
Haines, Alaska, is a quiet place; even when a cruise ship is in town (only about once a week), it has a much less touristy feel than other popular southeast Alaska destinations. You'll see plenty of locals wearing practical rubber boots, going out in their boats, and doing work unrelated to tourism. They're friendly, …