Hi, myself and a coworker will be in Alaska the first week of May on business. The plane tickets are purchased. I've spent many hours researching and reading and below is what I have in mind for our stay. Unfortunately, many of the things that we might consider doing won't reopen until later in May. We are primarily interested in seeing wildlife and scenery.
I am looking for 1) lodging suggestion for Talkeetna, 2) good, affordable (not touristy) restaurants/pubs in all of these towns, and 3) suggestions for anything else we shouldn't miss along this route.
April 29 (Mon) Fly Florida to ANC, rental car, overnight in Anchorage.
April 30 (Tues) Travel/sightsee Glenn Hwy to Sutton.
Coastal Trail/Point Woronzof/Potter Marsh
Old Glenn Hwy (mi 30-42)
May 1 & 2 (Wed, Thurs) in Sutton on business. (fixed)
May 3 (Fri) Travel to Talkeetna. Overnight in Talkeetna or Anchorage.
Flightseeing Tour of Denali
May 4 & 5 (Sat, Sun) Travel/sightsee Seward Hwy to Seward. Two nights in Seward.
Wildlife Conservation Center
Whale Watching Tour
May 6 (Mon) Travel/sightsee Seward to Anchorage. Return car, midnight flight ANC to Florida.
I've been impressed with this forum, and I thank you all for your help!