Please share your thoughts...
We are hoping to take our parents to Alaska for their 75th birthdays. I've been reading the Alaska Forums as well as other resources and I'm TOTALLY overwhelmed w/ all the neat options.
Here are some specifics:
-Everyone on the trip is new to Alaska. They include: 2 grandparents (75), 3 kids (11, 11, 10) and 4 other adults (40s)
-We have 10 days. Hoping to do something mid June to early July if possible.
-One family is flying in from CA and the others from Tx.
-Gparents are active for their age but couldn't do extended hikes, etc.
-Our wish list highlights include Denali Park and Glacier Bay. We're keen to see bears, other wildlife, sea animals in their environment and don't have any inclination to do museums, aquariums, visitor centers, etc.
Thoughts we have so far:
1.) Alaska Railroad (GoldStar) to Denali.
2.) Driving and stopping in some recommended spots from Denali south to the Inner Passage.
3.) An overnight through the glaciers (not one of those huge cruise ships).
4.) Will fly out of different airport back home.