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First Road Trip to Alaska with 7 & 9 Year Olds

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First Road Trip to Alaska with 7 & 9 Year Olds

Very late in planning a trip to South Central Alaska. Would like to see lots of wildlife, icebergs and be moderately active (hiking, kayaking, panning all good but kid boundaries needed). We are wondering if we should fly into Anchorage, maybe fly to Denali (many friends said bus trip was too long). Stay in the park and take a trip from within? Then maybe return to Anchorage and head south to Homer. Alaska website suggests stops in seward, soldotna, homer, girdwood and a flight to kodiak island. Any thoughts, suggestions or modifications? Are there any tours that you thought were just great (kids in mind). Thanks

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1. Re: First Road Trip to Alaska with 7 & 9 Year Olds

Hi Rileyc65

I have to admit that I'm a little confused about what you intend to do... You're posting in the Road Trips forum, yet talking about flying or taking the bus to Denali.

Seeing as your trip will be contained entirely within Alaska, my recommendation is that you repost your questions in the Alaska forum. You'll get far better answers from the locals there.

I drove to Alaska in 1993 and loved every minute of it, driving into the state from Canada and heading to Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, and Homer. I spent nearly a month in the state on that trip, and it was great.

There is the option of taking the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Denali as well, so you should check that out.

Again, please try in the Alaska forum for better advice that what I can give you based on my trip 20 years ago.


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2. Re: First Road Trip to Alaska with 7 & 9 Year Olds

Sorry to confuse. Road tripping from Anchorage to surrounding sights. Not adverse to flying to sights if they are too far (like Denali).

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3. Re: First Road Trip to Alaska with 7 & 9 Year Olds

Looks as if you're now posting on the Anchorage forum :-)

We took this "26 Glacier Cruise" years ago when we took our RV to Alaska. I see it's still going and very popular - it was great fun!


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