We all strive to make our vacation time enjoyable for the whole family, but let's face it, traveling with a pre-teen can be a daunting task. Part of the time, your little darling is perfect, but there are times when their eye-rolling, grumpy alter ego takes over and all hope seems lost. But I assure you, while visiting Anchorage with tweens, you'll find plenty of things to do.
First of all, stay in a child-friendly hotel, preferably one that can offer you and your kids a bit of relaxation and fun without leaving the property. My favorite spot to stay for a family vacation in Anchorage is the Fairfield Inn & Suites (5060 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99503, 907-222-9000 for reservations) in the midtown area of the city. Their rates are reasonable, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the hotel has an indoor pool and hot tub. So while the kids are working off their end of the day energy in the pool, you can enjoy the steamy hot tub, all the while keeping an eye on those tweens.