Alaska

United States
November 26, 2006 6:52pm CST
I visited Alaska last winter around New Years. I would like to go again this summer. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to visit or what to do?
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Portage glacier is really cool. You should take the train over Hurricane Gulch if you have the chance. The train ride is well worth the money and time. It allows you to see a lot of Alaska's beautiful landscape.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Thanks. I was considering a train ride. Seems most ppl recommend it. :)
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@nichjake (524)
• United States
6 Dec 06
Portage Glacier is amazing! I went ther etowards the end of my trip to Alaska and it was so cool. We also climbed the mountain alongside of Exit Glacier and slid down the slope on our raincoats. It was so much. I would definatly recomend visiting a Glacier if you go.
@malsun (1528)
• United States
27 Nov 06
have you been to india? its a vibrant place.. how was alaska?
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Alaska was great! I only had time to visit a few places but it was well worth it. I've never been to India though.
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@Cortney (3986)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I have never been.. i would love to go there.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
It's beautiful! You should definitely go visit some time.
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Portage glacier is really cool. You should take the train over Hurricane Gulch if you have the chance. The train ride is well worth the money and time. It allows you to see much of Alaska's beautiful landscape.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
I was born in Anchorage and really love Alaska. I miss it terribly. I have been gone for about 22 years now. So much has changed. I would definitly recommend seeing Portage Glacier. Also a trip to Homer, and Kodiak Island. What did you do or see when you were there before? It will give me a better idea of some other things to suggest.
• United States
27 Nov 06
I went to Anchorage and Tyonek. Just visited some people I know. Why did you move?
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• United States
27 Nov 06
I had just gotten divorced and wanted/needed a change of scenery. I was only 19 at the time too. I miss it, but am glad I have been able to travel as much as I have. Denali National Park is another great place to visit especially in the summertime.
• United States
27 Nov 06
I was born in Anchorage and really love Alaska. I miss it terribly. I have been gone for about 22 years now. So much has changed. I would definitly recommend seeing Portage Glacier. Also a trip to Homer, and Kodiak Island. What did you do or see when you were there before? It will give me a better idea of some other things to suggest.
• United States
27 Nov 06
Sorry about the double post.
• United States
8 Mar 07
I live in Palmer, which is in the Mat Su Valley area. You can visit Palmer (very quaint little town where colonists first moved) we have a beautiful backdrop of mountains surrounding us! Hatcher Pass is very close, there is an old mining area where you can hike and enjoy the berries and scenery, and a lodge where you can stop for lunch. Talkeetna is another quaint little town that has great food and friendly people. You can take scenic tours out of there by airplane, continue north and head to Fairbanks the state's 2nd largest city! Lots to do there, it's actually hot in the summer too! The Kenai Peninsula is great, you can do fishing and rafting trips, continue down the road to Homer, which is a great little place to visit too! Lots of beautiful scenery and wildlife all over! I wouldn't live anywhere else...
• United States
1 Feb 07
my daughter is there in fairbanks, and I want to see the northern lights, the animals, the zoo,and some place she told me about where you can eat all the crab and salmon you want- and its almost like a park
• United States
18 Jan 07
Yes go visit Fairbanks espicually in the Summer. The Midnight sun is really a trip and if you spend enought time there like a week you will start looking at clocks and wonder AM/PM and why even bother. 8-)
@mrozpani (40)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Well, I live in Central Alaska, so naturally I will tell you to visit up here. It's beautiful! We have Denali national park, among many other things. So yes, if you go again, definitely vist the Fairbanks area! It's like a whole other world!
@chrisie (207)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Oh my gosh, YES!!! I'm from Anchorage, and have lived in Alaska all of my life. I LOVE Alaska. I have been all of the country, and outside too.. and there is no place like it! :) I'm not just being biast, I swear. If you're planning on going to Alaska in the summer time.. you HAVE to visit our "many" main cities.. ha. Won't take you long, I promise. Check out Anchorage.. and all it's hooplah. It's beautiful.. but make sure you venture OUTSIDE! Homer, Seward, Kenai, Valdez.. these places are beautiful and filled with fun activities like fishing charters, whale watching charters, Glaciers, Kayaking, Camping, and endless hiking! If you're planning on heading North towards Fairbanks.. Chena Hot Springs is incredible. It's better during the winter time because of the Northern Lights, but it's still a great thing to see no matter what time you go! Take the train to Denali National Park from Anchorage and see Mt.Mckinley and the park itself. You can take a bus ride back into the park and see grizzlies, moose, eagles.. endless animals. It's GORGEOUS. I could go on forever.. I love the state with all of my heart!! :) Good luck, and have a WONDERFUL time!
• United States
6 Dec 06
I have heard about the cruises and how they are great. You should look into that.
@nichjake (524)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I spent three weeks in Alaska a while back. We went to Denali National Park, Homer, Seward, Palmer, Anchorage, Exit Glacier, Hatcher Pass, Portage Glacier, Fairbanks and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies along with a few daytrips to areas surrounding those I mentioned. My best suggestion would be to rent a car and do some driving. You see so many amazing things that way. When I went we camped the entire time. One morning we woke up early to a mother moose and her calves just a few feet from our tent. Talk about amazing.
@blueman (16516)
• India
27 Nov 06
never been there.