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It may be in the biggest state, but you'll be amazed how much you can do in the span of a day in Anchorage. Maybe it's all that extra daylight or the convenient access to vast wild spaces. Whatever the reason, you'll find breathtaking adventures to make each day memorable.

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The waters of Turnagain Arm glisten in the background as a parasailer launches off Mount Alyeska in Girdwood.
The waters of Turnagain Arm glisten in the background as a parasailer launches off Mount Alyeska in Girdwood. ©Visit Anchorage/Roy Neese

Day Trips Articles

The dream of landing a trophy fish lures people from around the globe to Anchorage, where urban angling is just a stone’s throw from downtown and remote fly in fishing in the Alaska wilderness is an...
"State Park" may sound mundane, but don't be fooled; Alaska parks are real wilderness - home to Dall sheep, mountain goats, brown bears and several packs of wolves residing on the edge of Anchorage....
Journey deep into bear territory on an Alaska bear viewing tour to Kodiak Island or Katmai National Park. One-day fly-in adventures begin right in Anchorage.
Some call them snowmobiles and others call them snowmachines, but whatever the name, skimming across the snow is a favorite Alaska winter pastime.
Folding into the foothills of East Anchorage, the Chugach Mountains provide some of the most accessible hiking, camping, wildlife viewing and climbing areas in Alaska.
Visitors looking for guaranteed and authentic bear viewing experience have some options while visiting Anchorage.
Finding wilderness by way of water can be a refreshing and exhilarating way to enjoy summer days in Anchorage. Choose from relaxing and scenic floats, longer and wilder rides, or multi-day wilderness...
On the longest day of the year – summer solstice – Anchorage, Alaska, gets 22 hours of functional daylight, and the city makes the most of all that sun. Alaskans gather for big celebrations, classic...