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Old 10-09-2010, 08:38 PM
 
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My husband and I are coming to Anchorage for a job interview the week before Thanksgiving. We will have a couple of extra days to see and do things there. I will spend some time checking out different neighborhoods and such for us to live in should we move there but, I don't think the trip should be all work and no play. What and where are the things we shouldn't leave with out doing/seeing? This will be the first trip to Alaska for the both of us plus our first time traveling with out our 4 kids so we really want to make the most of it.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:37 PM
 
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Go to the Dimond Center Mall and ice skate. Sit in the hotel room and watch movies on pay-per-view. Or attend the Great Alaska Shootout. Most of the neighborhoods are gonna be covered in snow so just be ready for that.

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:45 AM
 
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The museum is always a good place to go. If I think of something that may be going on during that time, I will send you another reply.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:40 AM
 
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I would spend a day going to Alyeska and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. The drive alone is worth it. The scenery is amazing, even in November. You're kids will love the animals. The Double Musky is a great restaurant to eat on the way there or back. If you're from a major city, the museums and malls here will probably put you to sleep. Ice skating is fun though like Stiff mentioned.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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IIf you're from a major city, the museums and malls here will probably put you to sleep..
This is the attitude that people need to leave behind when they move up here. We have what we have and you just need to learn to appreciate it.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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Just go to the bar and drink, that is what everyone local does this time of year. Or any other time of the year for that matter.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Drive down along the Turnagain arm south of Anchorage on the Seward Hwy- it's one of the most beautiful drives in Alaska. On the way back north, stop in Girdwood as recommended.

Go to downtown Anchorage & then take a walk along the coastal trail from downtown Anchorage. Go to Westchester Lagoon for a stroll around the lagoon.

Drive up to Glen Alps & walk out to the Powerline trail- the views of the mountains are beautiful & if you are lucky Denali will be visible.

Drive to Pt Woronzoff for a view of Denali if out. That part of the coastal trail is a pretty walk.
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Old 10-10-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Since you are potentially going to be living here start with your rental car and tool around south Anchorage and the neighborhoods west and east of the Seward Highway. Keep in mind that hills up East of Seward can get windly. Drive to Eagle River and Chugiack on the Glenn Hwy and do the same. Stop in Jitters main Eagle River exit on your right side. Look around.

Anchorage the Brewhouse on 5th is always a good bet for lunch and dinner. Snow City Cafe on 4th great for the morning meal.

Make sure the rental car company gives you a vehicle with AWD OR 4WD else you will be watching movies in the hotel room.....

have fun............
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Anchorage,Alaska
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Just go to the bar and drink, that is what everyone local does this time of year. Or any other time of the year for that matter.
That might be what you consider fun, but not for alot of us! Like some said take a drive its beautiful in alaska and nothing better than looking at the scenery and taking in the scenery of Alaska..In the motel/hotel you stay at there should maybe be some book or pamplet on things to do while in alaska or anchorage, there is alot to enjoy here,have fun!
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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Thank you for the great ideas. We will be avoiding the bars since we don't drink alcohol. We are most deffinately going to be driving to some of the recommended locations. We are getting hooked up with a Jeep that has 4wd and we are not strangers to snow. Looking forward to coming....now I just have to wait for November....
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