A Simple Budget Friendly Alaska Vacation - Secrets Travel Agents Don't Know
Alaska offers several simple pleasures that don't cost a dime. Take an Alaska vacation on a budget that leaves you with life changing memories.
(PRWEB) April 28, 2005
After landing in Anchorage international airport have your driver take a detour and drive you around Spenard Lake. There you'll be able to see the largest float plane dock in the world. Nearly the entire shoreline is used to house float planes. You will see planes taking off and landing constantly. It's a real treat to take a walk at some of the docking bays and get an up close view of the planes as well.
Right in Anchorage you'll want to take a mountain bike ride in Kincaid Park. This is a beginner level trail, but it's totally fun and you'll often see moose in the area. Be warned though, admire from a distance. Moose can be unpredictable at times.
Are you a golfer? That's right, you can golf in Alaska. Golfing begins around the end of April. Anchorage has it's own Golf Shop and 18-Hole, Par 72 Course out on O'Malley Road. It's located in the foothills of the Chugach Mountains and overlooks Anchorage. The fairways are surrounded by trees and it's not uncommon to see wildlife in the area as well.
The Alaska Zoo is a must see. You find native and exotic species there. With over 25 acres of land, you'll enjoy the beautiful paths, gardens and of course the animals. Be sure to check out the polar bears - they are a blast to watch they're feeling playful.
Take a drive to Alaska's Portage Glacier. You'll have a unique experience driving up to Whittier. On your way you can view the Portage Glacier. To get to Whittier you'll have to pass through a tunnel that's open only certain hours in the day. On arrival you'll enjoy the amazing views at Prince William Sound, a well known location due to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
You shouldn't be disappointed if you follow this simple Alaska travel guide. Have plenty of fun, make great memories and come home with money still in your pocket.