Visiting Alaska is truly a trip-of-a-lifetime and, from Anchorage, you can see it all – a culturally diverse population, stellar arts, shopping, world-class dining and a lively nightlife scene. A dynamic LGBT community continues to grow in Alaska’s largest city where you can be who you are everywhere you go.
Where to Stay
From comfy bed and breakfasts to deluxe hotels, rustic lodges to urban retreats, Anchorage offers a range of accommodations for the LGBT traveler. Some friendly options include: the Copper Whale Inn, Wildflower Inn Bed & Breakfast and the Arctic Fox Inn.
A Walk on the Wild Side
Anchorage is home to 128 miles of paved trails and 300 miles of unpaved and wilderness trails. Rent a bike downtown and navigate the 11-mile paved Tony Knowles Coastal Trail while enjoying magnificent mountain and water views, or hike Flattop Mountain and admire the Anchorage skyline with Cook Inlet as a backdrop. It’s all in Anchorage’s big back yard.
Alaska Native people are proud of their heritage. Experience Alaska Native culture first hand at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. This premier cultural center features authentic village sites and provides an opportunity to chat with Alaska Native youth and Elders about their culture, as well as watch live dance performances. Or stop by the northern, western most Smithsonian outpost – the Smithsonian Institute Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum to explore centuries old artifacts that have returned to Alaska.
Night on the Town
From Broadway shows, opera, and the symphony to wacky, original plays – Anchorage has it all. For an upbeat, exciting night on the town, drop in at Mad Myrna’s to catch the weekly drag show. For a more low-key evening, stop off at the Raven, Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge or the Kodiak Bar & Grill.