enjoying the outdoors in alaska overnight
June 2, 2011 9:24 AM Subscribe
I'm traveling to Alaska some weeks from now, and I will have a car. I decided it would be fun to stay up the whole night and experience the sunset and the following sunrise during a single, continuous outdoor experience. Where is a good location for this, in or near Anchorage?
posted by germdisco to Travel & Transportation around Alaska (18 answers total)
I want to be outside by myself, walking around some of the time, listening to music with headphones. I'd prefer a quiet area. I want to avoid disturbing human and non-human residents. Walking around a nice neighborhood could work. It would also be appealing to go to a park that offers some open sky, and is not explicitly closed overnight. Darkness in my immediate area would be nice but not important. I'd feel more comfortable being near civilization.
I am aware that locations further north from Anchorage will have even shorter nights during summer, but I want to stay near Anchorage for this. Once I get there, I will do my best to monitor weather forecasts and choose the best night available for this.
So, do any locations come to mind? Has anyone had a similar experience that they could share?