Had a great trip to Alaska last summer. Went to Alyeska Resort and based all of our travels from there. The hotel was beautiful as was all the scenery surrounding it. The hotel is about 44 miles from Anchorage and an easy drive while looking at bald eagles. The hotel arranged our outings and acquired all tickets for us. The staff was very helpful and had a relaxed, friendly attitude. The trips I found on their web site and others. Just a call to concierge had everything planned with transportation from door to door. No crowds in the summer made everything more enjoyable except for the mosquitoes. Be prepared for that with some spray. Exciting area with train trips, boat rides, helicopter tours, glaciers, and a camera heaven. Basing out of this hotel made a trip we will remember forever. We were able to make it our trip not some preplanned tour. We will do this again.