Live Like a Local
Anchorage has evolved from a turn-of-the century railroad town to a hip, young thriving metropolis on the edge of the Alaska frontier. Pack your clothes, not your closet when coming to Alaska’s largest city. With an engaged LGBT community, Anchorage offers gay and lesbian travelers the chance to experience the largest state in the Union on their terms. Stop in at Identity, Inc.’s LBGT community center, located downtown on Fifth Avenue. Or, hang with the fellas of AMP – The Anchorage MPowerment Project – a group dedicated to empowering gay, bi and bi curious guys by helping to shape a better community – at one of their monthly events.
Adventure is everywhere in Anchorage! Grab a bottle of water, double knot those traveling shoes and discover your very own Big Wild Life™. Itineraries read like a wish list for those with a love of the natural world. Lose track of time on over 300 miles of Anchorage’s lush, maintained trails. Share a kiss at the peak of Flattop Mountain, glide along glaciers, giggle down gurgling rivers or hook up a fly rod and reel in a huge king salmon. Venture out with tour operators who are welcoming and understand how to serve the LGBT community. Looking for help planning your Big Wild adventure? Try Out in Alaska offering custom vacations for the LGBT traveler.
Long established as the arts and entertainment capital of Alaska, Anchorage offers all travelers unparalleled, authentic Alaska adventure, with outstanding amenities. Play Alaska’s never ending night away at Anchorage’s premier gay and lesbian pubs & clubs. Looking for a wild good time? Head to Mad Myrna’s, Alaska’s premier gay entertainment establishment, for the weekly drag show or karaoke night. For a more laidback time, hit The Raven Bar or Kodiak Bar & Grill.
Check out the latest and greatest from local artists and performers at Out North Contemporary Art House, a progressive multi-arts organization offering a vibrant mix of contemporary visual, performing, literary and media art, and engaging in arts activism, human rights, community development and life-long education. Or, catch the local beat at one of Anchorage’s many stages and live-music venues.