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Fairbanks in July for 1 night

Old Jul 14, 16, 6:23 pm
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Fairbanks in July for 1 night

we're going to be in Anchorage for a couple of days and wanted to spend a day in Fairbanks....any recommendation for activities around there that doesn't require a car rental?
Also, is there anywhere more interesting than Fairbanks that I can fly to one day and back the next?
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Old Jul 14, 16, 8:35 pm
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There is a reasonably good public bus system in Fairbanks including a route that serves the airport, but I couldn't recommend flying up to Fairbanks to spend a day and a night after spending a few days in Anchorage. There is nothing that compelling in town and I lived there for five years and visit often. From Anchorage, go to Seward (by train or bus), or if you are flying, Nome, Kotzebue, or Cordova are reasonably compact and have scenic and/or cultural attractions.
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Old Jul 15, 16, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Jan92 View Post
we're going to be in Anchorage for a couple of days and wanted to spend a day in Fairbanks....any recommendation for activities around there that doesn't require a car rental?
Also, is there anywhere more interesting than Fairbanks that I can fly to one day and back the next?
Who is "we"? What is the rest of your schedule like? Why are you even considering Fairbanks? Generally I decide on where to go based on what there is to do/see that interest me vs. arbitrarily deciding on a place to go, then deciding what to do.

If you have an extra day and don't want to drive somewhere, you can take a day trip from Anchorage to Prince William Sound and do a glacier tour, which is excellent. You can also take the Spencer/Grandview train from Anchorage as a day trip. I just took that train (from Portage) and it was a great day.
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