I have 5 days to spend in the Anchorage area beginning at the end of next week. I am actually taking a job for the summer near Juneau, so I'll get to explore some of that area under more ideal conditions. Nevertheless, I'm not sure if I'll get back to the Anchorage area this summer and would like to explore. I know that April isn't the best time to visit, so I'm not counting on much hiking being available or anything being open. I plan to rent a car and drive around. What would you recommend I do? Are there any glaciers I can see or any scenic trails that might be do-able? Am I better off driving to Homer or northward? I've never been to Alaska at all and I love dramatic scenery, day hikes and scenic drives. Also, where might I find relatively inexpensive accomodations?