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Old 07-23-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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Hey all,
I'm interested in visiting Alaska for the week-long vacation I'm taking next week (this is extremely short notice vacation, and thus everything is kinda being planning today and tomorrow :-)). I'm planning to fly up to Anchorage firstly, as that's the airport with the best connections I have to/from NYC, and I'd like to pop up to Barrow for 1-3 days in the middle of the week (I've always wanted to visit Barrow, and as I'm unsure the next time I'll be able to slip out to Alaska is, I believe this is a good time to take this trip).

I'd love some advice of some things to do in Anchorage, as well as advice on things to see in Barrow beside the Point (and the best way to get to the point), I'd like to take an expedition on the Alaskan Railroad if possible (or just one of the routes in-between cities which should be absolutely amazing as well).
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Are you renting a car in Anchorage? That'll have a lot to do with how much you can see...
But, even without the rental car you can still do quite a bit.
I think my biggest recommendation would be the Alaska Railroad to Seward and then do a glacier cruise: Alaska Railroad Travel Specials - Seward & Kenai Fjords Tour
If that's too much, Holland American has has a great trip to Portage Glacier: Portage Glacier Cruises-departs five times daily-May-September tours
Rust's Flying Service has some good trips: Alaska Flightseeing Tours & Alaska Day Tours from Anchorage, Alaska | Rust̢۪s Flying Service
The Downtown Market on Saturday's is fun: Home Page (http://www.anchoragemarkets.com/main.html - broken link)
Alaska Wildberry Products: Alaskan Chocolates, Berry Jellies, Souvenirs, Ulu Knives, Smoked Salmon, and Gifts

That's all stuff you can do without a car.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Also, I think a day or so in Barrow is plenty.
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