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January 6

How should I visit Alaska?

My family is trying to find at least one geocache in every US state, and we don't have Alaska yet. If you could go to Alaska for a short visit any time of year, when and where would you go? We'd be flying in from Seattle. There are geocaches all over Alaska, so if you know of a particularly Alaskan geocache I'd love to have it pointed out. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library around Alaska at 3:48 PM - 4 answers

May 21, 2019

Bike tour Alaska's Inside Passage by ferry?

What is the best itinerary for a week touring Alaska's inside Passage by bike and ferry with a Skagway departure? I'm flexible on where to go, other than I've already been to Haines and Juneau so would like to explore some new places. [more inside]
posted by bighappyhairydog around Alaska at 3:19 PM - 6 answers

May 5, 2019

Vegetarian friendly restaurants, Juneau, Skagway and Icy Straights, Ala

Were taking a cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage, stopping at Icy Straights, Skagway and Juneau. We're going to be fine for food on the boat, but can anyone suggest restaurant options that will have vegetarian/vegan menu options in any of those stops, so we can eat while exploring?
posted by darsh around Alaska at 4:28 PM - 8 answers has best

October 15, 2018

Trip to Juneau, AK for novel research! Writers & locals please help.

I'm going to be in Juneau, Alaska for two and a half days in the near future, and need some help getting the most out of my trip! I've written a first draft of a novel set in post-apocalyptic Juneau, and really want to get a sense of the place, the culture, and the history that I haven't been able to get through reading and googling. [more inside]
posted by bridgebury around Juneau, AK at 11:41 AM - 9 answers has best

June 12, 2017

Clothing for Alaska!

I would like specific outerwear clothing suggestions for our upcoming trip to Fairbanks. Coat, boots, gloves, etc... [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl around Fairbanks, AK at 11:57 AM - 7 answers has best

March 31, 2017

Please help with Alaskan Cruise Itinerary

Specifically wondering about self-guided ports of call exploration versus signing up for excursions; also wondering about dry suit snorkeling and zip lines in particular, or recommendations for HAL excursions in general. [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing around Alaska at 1:56 PM - 17 answers

May 10, 2016

One week in Alaska - what to do?

My Better Half and I are going to Alaska for a week during the 4th of July. Please give us your suggestions on where to go and what to do, see, and eat in this big state with limited time. Flying in and out of Anchorage. [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip around Alaska at 6:55 PM - 12 answers

February 15, 2016

Salmon fishing in Alaska

We want to go salmon fishing in Alaska. We are roughly planning late June or early July. Have you done this before? Have any tips? [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher around Alaska at 4:16 PM - 5 answers has best

November 10, 2015

Alaska, potential December trip, looking for advice

Hi all - I'm looking to maybe visit Alaska in December around Christmas time. Specifically we are looking at Anchorage and maybe Fairbanks. I've found a bunch of stuff online, including the official visitors guides and some old Metafilter asks, but I have some questions and I think it would help me to hear from some locals or people who've visited in the winter before. Specifics below. [more inside]
posted by FireFountain around Alaska at 11:44 AM - 15 answers has best

August 5, 2015

Driving from Seattle to Alaska - best route?

I want to drive from Seattle and 'get to' Alaska, just so I can say I've been there. So-- no particular PLACE in Alaska, but officially "in Alaska". I want to drive, not fly. What's the more scenic place to enter Alaska-- Northway, or Haines? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady around Alaska at 11:49 AM - 12 answers has best

August 4, 2015

On a boat!

Alaska Cruise! What are your last minute tips, tricks and packing advice for someone who got a free-through-family cruise up the west coast and around a glacier and back? [more inside]
posted by Phalene around Alaska at 3:28 PM - 13 answers

October 20, 2014

Alaska For a Minute

What should I do with a few days in Alaska (based in Anchorage)? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl around Alaska at 10:15 AM - 4 answers has best

May 27, 2014

Things to do in Denali, Anchorage, Homer

My wife and I are going on a trip to Alaska. We will have free time in Denali, Anchorage, Homer. We're not big hikers or climbers but what are some sights to see, things to visit in those areas? Thanks so much.
posted by captainscared around Alaska at 8:01 PM - 13 answers

February 11, 2014

Alaska tours for a semi-large group

My extended family is looking into a tour of Alaska that would involve 15-20 people (including some younger kids), spending about a week to see the natural highlights. Can anyone recommend a good tour company?
posted by svenx around Alaska at 6:55 PM - 4 answers has best

January 4, 2014

Self-Guided Bike Touring in Alaska

Does anyone have general advice or recommendations for a self-guided bike tour company in Alaska? I am at the very beginning of planning a 2015 Alaska adventure and need to narrow it down. [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame around Alaska at 3:44 PM - 3 answers

August 7, 2013

Anchorage without a car

I will have an evening and a day in Anchorage without a car. I'd love to see some wildlife and spend lots of time looking at the mountains. Also open to other ideas. What should I do and where should I go, and how should I get there without a car? [more inside]
posted by lunasol around Anchorage, AK at 11:07 AM - 9 answers

July 31, 2013

Flying with a Loaded Backpacking (Wilderness Backpacking Backpack)

On August 23rd, I am flying to Fairbanks, Alaska for a week long camping/hiking trip in Denali National Park and would like to not have to check any items if possible. [more inside]
posted by cinemafiend around Denali National Park and Preserve, AK at 7:59 PM - 15 answers has best

May 21, 2013

Denali, AK In Two Days?

I was invited to a cool work conference in Anchorage Alaska in late June, and after the conference I would really really really like to try and see Denali if at all possible. I will only have 2 - 2 1/2 days. Aside from the short time-frame, I will be all by myself. Also, I have two legs and can walk, but 'wilderness survival,' is not exactly something I have any mastery off. Any general advice, specific advice, or help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by rosswald around Alaska at 10:45 AM - 11 answers has best

March 25, 2013

Help us plan our vacation in Anchorage

Mr. BlahLaLa, KidBlahLaLa and I will be in Anchorage for four days in late June. Help us find stuff to do! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa around Anchorage, AK at 8:04 PM - 16 answers has best

December 22, 2012

Good day spas in and around Anchorage AK?

I'm spending next week with family in southcentral Alaska and I'd like to take my mom to a nice day spa in the area. I'm not having much luck getting a sense of what places are good from online searches. I'm basically looking for a great, warm atmosphere and quality massages. It doesn't have to be super-fancy (but that would ok too!), but it does need to be an enjoyable place--not run-down or unfriendly, if that makes sense. Are there any hidden gems that I should look into?
posted by missix around Anchorage, AK at 5:54 AM - 1 answer