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Old 05-12-2011, 08:10 AM
 
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Hi all,
Am planning to vist Anchorage mid June 2011 and hv done some net seraches and wud like help in confirmation from that a one week stay in Anchorage and using that as a hub to take in the best sites of Alaska is feasible.
I'm not too keen on cruises but it seemed from what I saw on the net that good use of road tours and some hired car driving will meet my purpose.

Hoping for guidance,

vvvijay
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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I am expecting my sister to be here around the same time and am going to be going around with her in a rental RV to the Kenai and Valdez and maybe a run up to Denali.
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Old 05-15-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Yes, if you want to avoid tour buses and the like, Renting a car would be your best bet.

Keep in mind that car rentals can be very expensive here. Shop wisely.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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By "using Anchorage as a hub" do you mean you're planning on returning there each night? If so, I'd strongly recommend not doing that. You won't see nearly as much, and you'll spend more on lodging. For a one-week trip, I'd keep it simple and not try to see everything. Go south to the Kenai Peninsula and spend a night or two in Girdwood, Seward, and Homer. Or go north and spend time in Talkeetna and Denali. Go east and visit Valdez, and maybe take the ferry back to Whittier. You could drive the loop from Anchorage to Fairbanks and back around through Glennallen in that amount of time as well, spending a night or two in some of the towns along the way. Keep in mind when visiting coastal towns, that if you're only there for a day or two you may wind up mostly seeing clouds and drizzle. You've got to be a little bit patient in these places if you really want to see them at their best.
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