A June 2006 trip
to Anchorage by bathtubjake
Quote: We arrived in Anchorage full of expectations and excitement, ready for our two week Alaskan adventure. The city did not fail to surprise or delight!
We made reservations for this tour by email ahead of time. The tour guide is not available in case you just show up, reservations are necessary. Be sure to call and confirm the day before, as our guide was late for our reservation. Although he apologized, he did not offer to reduce the price. Once we all got started, he gave us bicycle helmets to wear, and about 15 minutes worth of training on the sidewalk in front of the shop. Then, we followed in single file on a tour of the city.
We used the sidewalks downtown, taking advantage of the wheelchair ramps. Although there were people walking, I never felt that it was too crowded. We also used the bike lanes on the street in some places. We stopped often to hear our guide describe the scene and he tailored it somewhat to our interests. We saw the Performing Arts Center, the visitor center, Cook Inlet Overlook, Ship Chanel Creek and salmon bridge. We took three breaks of about five minutes to rest and take pictures. Our guide also took our pictures on the Segway. He provided a very informative commentary throughout. We covered most of the tourist places downtown and got some inside recommendations. This made a terrific introduction to the city.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 2, 2006
510 W. 6th Ave
Attraction | "Anchorage Museum of History and Art"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 2, 2006
Anchorage Museum of History & Art
121 West Seventh Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Attraction | "Alaska Native Heritage Museum"
Alaska Native Heritage Center
8800 Heritage Center Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99506
(907) 330 8000