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Summer

Scratch an early bedtime off your “to-do” list and prepare to wake up early! With Alaska’s extended summer daylight hours, visitors to Anchorage can pack in a lot of adventure. Flightsee over vast, snow-covered mountains, reel in fresh Alaska king salmon, hike across a rainforest or get up close to a glacier. Solo or with a guide, there’s plenty to see and do in and around Anchorage. 

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Gold brought prospectors to Alaska, and you can still pan for riches.
Gold brought prospectors to Alaska, and you can still pan for riches. ©ATIA/Michael DeYoung

Summer Articles

One of Alaska's premier running events, the Big Wild Life Runs are held annually during August. The event draws racers of all abilities for races ranging from a mile to 49 kilometers.
Preservationist John Muir would have discovered more than he could fathom in the forests that surround Anchorage, especially under the midnight sun. Discover wild places that feed the soul.
It’s half a million acres of wilderness encompassing 155 mountain peaks, rivers, valleys and lakes. Chugach State Park is the third largest state park in the country, and Alaska’s most accessible...
In summer we Alaskans like to pack in a lot of adventure. There is just so much to do! Fishing, camping, hiking – you get the picture. But one of our favorite ways to soak up the midnight sun is at...
Technically part of Anchorage proper, the communities of Eagle River and Girdwood each have their own unique identities and charm.
Scratch an early bedtime off your “to-do” list and prepare to wake up early! With Anchorage’s extended summer daylight hours outdoor enthusiasts pack in a lot of adventure, especially during summer...
Head out for a hike to explore Anchorage’s massive playground. From downtown, anyone can navigate the many trails through beautiful greenbelts into the Chugach Mountains with ease and motivation.
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...
Reel in the best catch of the day for the chance to win big during Anchorage’s only king salmon fishing derby benefiting those in need through the Downtown Soup Kitchen.
During June, Anchorage gets 19 hours of daylight from sunrise to sunset. Mix in some generous twilight hours, and you’re looking at 22 hours of functional daylight. These days are golden for ...
Anchorage, Alaska turns the Last Frontier red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. The city starts our Independence Day celebrations early – and not just because Alaska loves a good party.