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Visiting Anchorage? @VisitAnchorage Is a Great Source of Advice

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I’ve been to Alaska a couple of times on itineraries I’ve planned through my own research. One trip I did the Denali Tundra Wilderness Tour and a whale watching tour out of Seward. On another I drove up to Talkeetna to do a flightseeing tour over Mt. McKinley. But my most recent trip snuck up on me and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my one day in Anchorage.

So while doing some research I also tweeted my question, tagging @alaskatravlnews just in case anyone had ideas. Well, they reached out @VisitAnchorage who introduced me to a world of options. Within minutes I had numerous suggestions crammed into two 144 character tweets.

 

visitanchorage twitter suggestions

And when I was tweeting about my flight troubles, they were quick to offer suggestions for what was possible in a 4hr layover!

visitanchorage twitter short layover suggestions

While I didn’t wind up able to take advantage of any of the ideas (I desperately needed a shower instead), I felt like I had made a friend who’d help on my next trip. And sure enough, they followed up with me to see how the brief visit had gone and offer suggestions for the future, as well as correct the erroneous information about how much cabs to downtown run. I wish I had asked them instead of searching the forums for an hour!

It turns out they also have a really well designed website, www.anchorage.net, that would have been helpful before my trips. They have suggested itineraries for families and solo travelers alike. Extensive listings of things to do and what companies can help you do them, as well as discounts on said activities.

If you’re considering Alaska (and everyone should!) I highly recommend going to the website or tweeting them for specific advice. They certainly made my experience better.

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