There is no place like Nome! It was the off-season; however, so much to do from going out on the Bering Sea (frozen) with two local fishermen to check their pots, to a helicopter ride over the city of Nome to look for polar bears.
The only way to get to Nome is by plane, boat, or dogsled. Nome is the “end” of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
A great place for lovers of Mother Nature, 40 miles south of Anchorage. You must stay at the Alyeska Resort. At any time there is plenty to do—lots of outdoor activities. It’s a great place for anyone who likes to stay busy. Best place to eat is at Seven Glaciers restaurant on the mountain top. You have to purchase a tram ride pass to get to the restaurant. However, you can use this on your meal pass!
Another good restaurant is Jack Sprat. Nice family atmosphere and they use fresh foods daily for their meals. At the resort we went to “moose meadows” and went dog mushing. It was about 20-25 degrees and this is too warm for the dogs.
Girdwood has an airport. This is where you want to take a helicopter ride if the weather allows it. We were to go out over the Chugach Mountain Range; however, weather was not great so we went to Seven Mile Glacier and landed and got out to walk around on a glacier.
This is a port city. The Alaska Sealife Center is a must-see for all ages. It is worth the extra money to go “behind the scenes” for the Puffin Encounter. You will be able to feed the puffins—they come right to you and take the food out of your hand.
You’ll also want to take a tour with Kenai Fords Catamaran and Cruise out on Resurrection Bay.