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Planning help

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Planning help

Am staying in Anchorage mid-August with family for 2 weeks . During the last 9 days we already have plans for a 3 day kayak trip on Prince William Sound and a 4 day excursion via Rv to denali.

I am trying to plan activities for the first 6 days. We would like to take a train trip to Seward. Would love suggestions as to places to stay and places to expore from Seward/ Anchorage. Does it make sense to take the train down , explore for the day and reurn in the evening from Seward?



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1. Re: Planning help

You can do the train as a day trip but with all the things to do here,... Exit Glacier, Sealife Center, Kenai Fjords wildlife cruise, kayaking, fishing, dog sledding...a couple days would be better. tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i10631-Things_t…

I recommend booking a place near the small boat harbor if your taking the train overnight.... Holiday Inn, Marina Motel, Whistle Stop, Breeze Inn, Safari Lodge are within an easy 2 block walk from the depot and is where all the boats depart..(fishing and wildlife )

Lots more places to stay and things to do if you need more ideas...feel free to ask.

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Check out this website. If you go to Homer and take a taxi ride across it will get you there. It is different, truly Alaskan and overall just a wonderful idea if you have the time.

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3. Re: Planning help

Thanks for responding - and offering more help!

Not sure the best time to schedule the seward trip. Would also like to get down to Homer.

Our itinerary is still pretty open , would love suggestions to fill it in. Too many choices!!

Arrive 8/ 10 late afternoon

8/17- 8/19 Kayak and tent trip in Prince William Sound

8/20 Pick up RV in anchorage mid afternoon

8/21 -8/23 3 nights Camping in Denali - Savage River Campground

8/22 Wonder lake shuttle

Planning on hiking and possibly a raft trip or horseback riding (Could also do the raft trip the first week)

8/25 return Rv in morning in anchorage

8/25 flight leaves anchorage 8:40 PM

Thanks in advance, you folks are all so helpful and informed.

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