Frommer's Alaska Day by Day

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  • Frommer's Alaska features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the state's top sights. Tour the rugged scenery of Denali National Park, linger along the Southwest's spectacular coastline, go fishing for salmon in downtown Anchorage, or head north to watch the aurora borealis.
  • Personally researched by a longtime resident, Frommer's Alaska Day by Day provides in-depth coverage of this legendary state, with recommended accommodations in...
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Overview

  • Frommer's Alaska features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the state's top sights. Tour the rugged scenery of Denali National Park, linger along the Southwest's spectacular coastline, go fishing for salmon in downtown Anchorage, or head north to watch the aurora borealis.
  • Personally researched by a longtime resident, Frommer's Alaska Day by Day provides in-depth coverage of this legendary state, with recommended accommodations in every price category. You'll visit stunning national parks and sleepy coastal towns, and see spectacular wildlife and majestic mountains. There are adventures here to suit all ages and abilities: kayaking alongside killer whales, hiking across untracked tundra, spotting the world's largest bears, or setting foot atop a glacier.
  • You'll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife in Anchorage; detailed full-color maps; 500 full-color photos, a full chapter on Alaska's intriguing history and culture, information on special-interest tours, and advice on planning a successful family vacation.
  • Frommer's Alaska Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map, and a full-color wilderness guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470562338
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size Series , #114
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Wohlforth is a life-long Alaska resident and prize-winning author of numerous books about Alaska. Besides travel, his work includes writing about science and the environment, politics, history and biography. A popular lecturer, he has spoken all over the United States and overseas. His articles have appeared in Discover, The New Republic, Outside, and many other magazines. Wohlforth lives with his wife, Barbara, and their four children. They reside in Anchorage during the winter, where they are avid crosscountry skiers, and in summer on a remote Kachemak Bay shore reachable only by boat. Wohlforth's recent book The Fate of Nature: Rediscovering Our Ability to Rescue the Earth (St. Martin's Press, $28) uses Alaska as a microcosm to understand the cultural roots of humankinds' will to protect the planet.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Best of Alaska.

My Favorite Alaska Moments.

My Favorite Small Towns.

The Best Scenery.

The Best Encounters with Alaska Native Cultures.

The Best Wildlife Viewing.

The Best Backcountry Trips.

The Best Wilderness Lodges.

The Best Inns & Bed & Breakfasts.

The Best Restaurants.

The Best Adventures on the Water.

Chapter 2: Strategies for Seeing Alaska.

Chapter 3: The Best All-Alaska Itineraries.

Kenai Fjords and Denali Highlights.

Southeast Alaska Highlights.

Kenai Peninsula to the Arctic in 2 Weeks.

Spotlight: A Dangerous Time.

The Best of Southeast & Southcentral Alaska.

The Best Undiscovered Towns.

The Best Outdoor Adventures in 2 Weeks.

Kenai Fjords & Denali, Car-Free.

Alaska with Kids in 2 Weeks.

Chapter 4: Anchorage.

My Favorite Anchorage Moments.

The Best of Anchorage in 1 Day.

The Best of Anchorage in 2 Days.

The Best of Anchorage in 3 Days.

Anchorage with Kids.

A Stroll Through Downtown Anchorage.

A Drive on Turnagain Arm.

The Best of Anchorage Outdoors.

Spotlight: Going to Extremes.

Anchorage Shopping Best Bets.

Anchorage Shopping A to Z.

Anchorage Restaurant Best Bets.

Anchorage Restaurant A to Z.

Anchorage Hotel Best Bets.

Anchorage Hotels A to Z.

Anchorage Nightlife & Entertainment Best Bets.

Anchorage Nightlife & Entertainment A to Z.

Anchorage Fast Facts.

Chapter 5: Denali & Mat-Su.

My Favorite Denali & Mat-Su Moments.

Denali & Talkeetna in 3 Days.

Denali & Mat-Su in 1 Week.

The Best of the Denali Park Road.

A Denali Camping Adventure.

The Best Denali Adventures.

Where to Stay Near Denali.

Where to Dine Near Denali.

Talkeetna.

Denali & Mat-Su Fast Facts.

Chapter 6: Prince William Sound & the Copper River Country.

My Favorite Prince William Sound & Copper River Country Moments.

Spotlight: The Secret Lives of Whales.

The Best of Prince William Sound & the Copper River Country in 3 Days.

The Best of Prince William Sound & the Copper River Country in 1 Week.

Prince William Sound, Car-Free.

A Prince William Sound and Copper River Country Outdoor Adventure.

Cordova.

Kennicott & McCarthy.

Matanuska Glacier Area.

Valdez.

Prince William Sound & the Copper River Country Fast Facts.

Chapter 7: Kenai Peninsula.

My Favorite Kenai Peninsula Moments.

The Best of the Kenai Peninsula in 3 Days.

The Best of the Kenai Peninsula in 1 Week.

The Best of the Kenai Peninsula with Kids.

A Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Adventure.

Spotlight: Salmon.

The Best Kenai Peninsula Fishing in 1 Week.

Homer.

Seward.

Kenai & Soldotna.

Kenai Peninsula Fast Facts.

Chapter 8: Fairbanks & the Interior.

My Favorite Fairbanks & the Interior Moments.

The Best of Fairbanks & the Interior in 3 Days.

Spotlight: The Amazing Aurora.

The Best of Fairbanks & the Interior in 1 Week.

Fairbanks & the Interior with Kids.

Extreme Driving: A Dalton Highway Road Trip.

Fairbanks.

Fairbanks & the Interior Fast Facts.

Chapter 9: Southeast Alaska.

My Favorite Southeast Moments.

The Best of the Southeast in 3 Days.

The Best of the Southeast in 8 Days.

The Southeast with Kids.

Spotlight: Towering Totems.

The Southeast’s History & Culture.

The Southeast’s Best Wildlife & Scenery.

A Southeast Camping Adventure.

Juneau.

Sitka.

Ketchikan.

Petersburg.

Gustavus & Glacier Bay.

Haines.

Skagway.

Southeast Alaska Fast Facts.

Chapter 10: The Alaska Bush.

My Favorite Alaska Bush Moments.

Barrow.

Nome.

Unalaska & Dutch Harbor.

Spotlight: Russian America.

Kodiak.

Alaska Bush Fast Facts.

Chapter 11: Alaska's Natural History & Culture.

A Timeline of Alaskan History.

Spotlight: Gold!

A Brief History of Alaska.

Alaska’s Natural History.

Alaska’s Native Peoples.

Alaska in High & Popular Culture.

Eating & Drinking.

Chapter 12: The Best Special Interest Trips.

Escorted General Interest Tours.

Organized Tours: Finding Your Guide to the Great Outdoors.

Self-Guided Tours.

Outdoor Activities A to Z.

Chapter 13: Guide to Alaska's Flora & Fauna.

Land Mammals.

Marine Mammals.

Fish.

Birds.

Trees & Plants.

Chapter 14: The Savvy Traveler.

Before You Go.

Getting There.

Getting Around.

Tips on Accommodations.

Fast Facts.

Index.

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