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November 6, 2023

Alaska Trip itinerary review, suggestions

I'm planning a trip to Alaska next year with my 2 siblings (so, 3 fairly fit but older adults) and I'm hoping for confirmation that our itinerary seems good and experienced suggestions on a possible whale watching add-on. [more inside]
posted by j810c around Alaska at 2:28 PM - 3 answers

July 3, 2023

Would a week in Juneau be fun?

Trying to figure out early August vacation plans and my wife and I are both intrigued by Juneau, which we visited briefly on a cruise a few years back. Would this be a good destination to spend a week at? [more inside]
posted by DingoMutt around Juneau, AK at 4:51 PM - 5 answers

March 23, 2023

What to do for a day in Anchorage with no car?

I will be in Anchorage for about a day and a half in early April for work, with no car. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown around Anchorage, AK at 9:27 AM - 4 answers has best

March 10, 2023

Uber/Lyft availability in Anchorage, AK

Wanted to see if anyone knows if Uber/Lyft are widely available in Anchorage, Alaska! [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown around Anchorage, AK at 1:50 PM - 4 answers has best

January 5, 2023

Alaska Cruise: What do you recommend?

My MIL wants to take a cruise to Alaska and my partner and I are helping. What recommendations do you have? [more inside]
posted by glaucon around Alaska at 1:51 PM - 18 answers

September 6, 2022

Anchorage, again

I'll be in Denali for 3 nights, then spending Saturday afternoon/evening and all day Sunday in Anchorage before flying back out Monday morning, September 18. The tourism people may be trundling me around, but I'd still like to explore on my own. Looking over previous questions, it seems there's a good historic ghost tour Sunday evenings and a pirate pub crawl Saturday. Other recommendations? Any locals going to the pub crawl? I'm especially interested in consuming my body weight in crab, and love dive bars. Thanks!
posted by cyndigo around Anchorage, AK at 10:55 AM - 2 answers

July 12, 2021

Vanlife? In Alaska? How do we do this trip right?

We are heading up for our first trip to Alaska at the end of August. The wrinkle is that we rented a camper van for the whole trip! We're backpack and tent people, so this is all very new to us. Help us plan our time on the Kenai Peninsula. [more inside]
posted by Don_K around Kenai Peninsula, AK at 7:40 AM - 7 answers has best

May 14, 2021

PACKING LIST: What do you wish you'd brought with you to Alaska?

So I'm doing a train, flying, hiking, boating trip in Alaska on May 28th. 12 days. I think I'm packing everything I need - base layers, new hiking boots, a patagonia rain jacket, merino wool socks, a solar power pack - and a lot more. I've probably dropped 900 bucks. I think I'm good but also...I don't know what I don't know. What do you wish you'd brought with you on a trip like this?
posted by rileyray3000 around Alaska at 7:33 AM - 19 answers

January 6, 2020

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 - 14 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

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