Alaska - Infant-friendly Alaska ideas
Sep 1, 07, 9:51 pm
I have a 3-day conference in Anchorage next August. I'm hoping to extend the visit, accompanied by my wife and to-be 1-year-old, by 3-4 days and go somewhere scenic and interesting. None of us has been to Alaska.
Any ideas for an infant-friendly 3-4 day vacation after a conference in Anchorage? Nice (very nice) lodging is important. I'd probably even say money is no object (although I wouldn't be saying that if visiting NYC or Paris).
Nov 8, 07, 8:41 pm
Loads of stuff to do year-round in ANC with the kiddies: August is easy. 3-4 days does not count as a vacation, need I remind you. Bring the gang with!
Feb 17, 08, 11:17 pm
After some research, we will probably drive to Alyeska and stay there after our few days in Anchorage. A bit tame, I know, but looks easy enough for travel with an infant.
Any thoughts? Am I not being adventuresome enough? Just wanted to bump given the recent activity on this forum.
Feb 18, 08, 5:13 am
Alyeska (Girdwood) is a good starting place. The hotel is in a beautiful location. When you and family feel like going out of the immediate area there are things to do such as visiting Portgage Glacier and going to Potter Marsh that are not far away.
When you see a more than one car pulled over by the side of the road along Turnagain Arm, chances are someone has spotted animals. You need to verify.
You can also watch the tour buses speeding by with a load of sleeping people who are missing it all!
You are wise to take an easy pace.