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Anchorage Travel Tips & Suggestions

There are lots of exciting things to do in Anchorage -- the Anchorage Museum, Zoo, historical walk downtown, ULU factory, walk or bike the coastal trail. Taste some great food at restaurants downtown. Bring warm and cold clothes, and mosquito spray too!
David Baldwin
Anchorage hotels tend to double in price on June 1; however the off-season before then and after the US Labor Day weekend can be cold and many attractions don't gear up until June. Fun bike paths and moose in town. B&Bs can be a happy medium between the $$$ hotels and some of the less attractive hostels (~$80 in '05), For rest of state, Denali fills up early so plan ahead for that park if you can. Backcountry camping is usually available. If you bus to Denali, the train back is fun. McCarthy/St. Elias is uncrowded; more difficult to get to w/o a car. Small boat day tour to glaciers in Seward is recommended and easy to get too and a night there is fun.
Anchorage is a world class city. One of my 5 favorite cities in the US.
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