Q: We want to take a day trip from Anchorage. Would Portage Glacier or Prince William Sound be better?
A: I would suggest doing a day trip to Prince William Sound via a glacier cruise out of Whittier. You can take the Alaska Railroad to Whittier in the morning from Anchorage, take a day cruise, and return by train that evening. The only way to get to Portage Glacier is by rental car. Portage Glacier is very scenic but it is just one glacier whereas a day cruise out of Whittier will allow you to see many glaciers.