Would love some advice for a small dilemma we have. My husband and I (mid 50s) and friends are planning a trip next May/June 2014 to the US and Canada. The holiday ends with a fantastic Alaskan 7 night Celebrity cruise, departing from Vancouver and ending in Seward on Friday morning13 June. Our flight back to Australia is from LAX on 16 June at 2200.
We would like to spend a couple of days after the cruise in either Seward or Anchorage (not sure if some of the friends will do this). Flight schedules indicate that we could fly from Anchorage at 5pm on a direct 5 hour flight to Los Angeles on 15 June, then we would stay the night in LA for our 2200 flight home on 16 June.
We were wondering whether to stay in Seward mainly or else Anchorage for this short time? We are happy to rent a car.
I am leaning towards Anchorage as we need to get there anyway to fly to LA and if there were any holdups getting from Seward to Anchorage, at least the pressure would be off. However would we regret not spending the extra time at Seward instead of Anchorage? We enjoy walking, photography, seeing animal life and great scenery, having some fun, and are reasonably active but not into extreme sports.
We were also considering the 4 hour scenic rail trip from Seward to Anchorage but as this doesn’t leave until 6pm it might be too difficult .
Would appreciate any opinions thank you very much!