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End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

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End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

We are going on a cruise out of whitner may 27. Would like to fly in 24 or 25 to see some of Alaska before going on 7 day cruise ending in ,Vancouver

Any recommendations would be very appreciated

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1. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

Depends on your interests - maybe see Denali and Seward? I am biased about Denali, but it would be a great experience - you would need to rent a car - I would reserve that today - try to stay for as long as you can.

All those teens boys?? I don't envy your food budget! :)

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2. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

Two days ahead would not give you much time to explore.

Could you add a few extra days?

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3. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

What are your interests? You really only have time for either Denali or Seward. Seward's main attraction is the 6 hour or longer Kenai Fjords tour. It might be expensive getting from Seward to Whittier but fir five a taxi is probably best.

I too love Denali and it might be cheaper than Seward. The problem with Denali is that the shuttle only goes as far as Toklat - mile 53. Definitely better than nothing but only you can decide if it is worth it.

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4. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

Lol as in big I meant old 2 girls one boy

Should I rent car

I believe we are going to arrive at midnight

On Friday morning

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5. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

Yes, you would need a car - should book that now as rates only go up! :)

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6. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

There are several fun and educational things to do in right in Anchorage including the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Experience Theater, bike or hike Flat Top Mt., tax-free shopping, as well as day tours to hike the Matanuska Glacier, visit an Iditarod dog kennel and Iditarod headquarters. No real need to rent a car if you don't want to. Suggest staying in a downtown location.

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7. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

I agree with a rental car as it gives one the freedom to travel at one's own pace on one's own which is very easy to do in Alaska.

Although I am biased after living the past 12 years in Anchorage, get out of town to see the real Alaska! The drive down the Turnagain arm south of Anchorage alone is a world class scenic drive.

I love the early season shuttle to Toklat in Denali for the hopes of seeing all the animal babies still close to the park road.

Have fun planning what is best for you & your family with such a short time before your cruise.

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8. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

Thank you all

Update

So far we have air getting us in Thursday night midnight.

Staying as of now at embassy suites anchorage

No other plans so far. Except we need to be in Whittier Monday for cruise

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9. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

Is your Embassy Suite for first night only?

Haven't you rented a car to get a good rate?

What are your interests? Denali? Fishing? Museums? Etc.?

That's next month!

Edited: 13 April 2013, 17:49
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10. Re: End of may 2adults 3 big teens 19, 17, 16

I have embassy for all nights as if now

Rented a car from airport until mon

Would like to do Denali but also want to experience anchorage. Not too much on museums

And yes it's getting close

Am following this with a 7 day cruise and ending for 3 more days in Vancouver