Things to do near Anchorage?
First, a PSA for the NYC and Boston area people: Flights from NYC/BOS to Anchorage are on sale for $275 in Sep/Oct. This is OBSCENELY cheap for that route and will probably sell out fast so book now and think later!
I've never been to Alaska and I'm taking advantage of this deal to go for about a week in September. Anyone that's been or live there have recommendations on what to do with Anchorage as a base of operations? I know it's still the season for small salmon and rainbow trout and I definitely want to do some fishing. Other than that, what shouldn't I miss that's within a days drive of Anchorage?