Anchorage Blog

Visit Anchorage's blog has the scoop on Alaska travel. Find what's new in Anchorage, Alaska travel tips, insider tricks and local favorites perfect for your visit.

Rafting
Best Rafting Near Anchorage
Rafting in Anchorage is a perfect way to spend a summer day. Alaska’s best rafting is close to town, with lazy glacial lakes and rivers and…
Rafting in Anchorage is a perfect way to spend a summer day. Alaska’s best rafting is close to town, with lazy glacial lakes and rivers and…
Glacier views during Anchorage sightseeing flight
20 Best Things to do in Anchorage
Find Alaska's top activities and attractions in Anchorage. Consider the 20 best things to do in Anchorage as you plan a visit and make the trip…
Find Alaska's top activities and attractions in Anchorage. Consider the 20 best things to do in Anchorage as you plan a visit and make the trip…
Portage Glacier view from Portage Pass Hiking Trail
An Anchorage Getaway from the West Coast
For West Coast residents, getting to Anchorage is easy, allowing for quick getaways others can only dream about.
For West Coast residents, getting to Anchorage is easy, allowing for quick getaways others can only dream about.
Anchorage restaurants pair Alaska seafood, local beer and great chefs.
Thanksgiving in Anchorage
Thanksgiving in Anchorage has its own special traditions. There is plenty of turkey with all the trimmings, and it is also the right place for…
Thanksgiving in Anchorage has its own special traditions. There is plenty of turkey with all the trimmings, and it is also the right place for…
Glacier BrewHouse Alaska-made beers Anchorage dining
Anchorage Beer and What's Brewing in Alaska
Anchorage breweries serve up plenty to toast. With more than half a dozen breweries in the city, and and other Alaska beers on tap, Anchorage is the…
Anchorage breweries serve up plenty to toast. With more than half a dozen breweries in the city, and and other Alaska beers on tap, Anchorage is the…
Bull Moose Crossing
Best Alaska Wildlife Viewing Spots
Viewing Alaska wildlife is as easy as it is unforgettable. Anchorage’s bears, moose, eagles and whales are never far from view. Knowing their…
Viewing Alaska wildlife is as easy as it is unforgettable. Anchorage’s bears, moose, eagles and whales are never far from view. Knowing their…
Scenic drives near Anchorage
Top Anchorage Scenic Overlooks
The best scenic stops near Anchorage are perfect panoramas, a serene vista or a selfie with Alaska. Check out these eight…
The best scenic stops near Anchorage are perfect panoramas, a serene vista or a selfie with Alaska. Check out these eight…
Hiking at Alyeska Resort
Top 10 Anchorage Hiking Trails
There are around 300 miles of hiking trails near Anchorage. Hiking in Alaska can mean a short walk, a multiday trek, or anything in between. Which one…
There are around 300 miles of hiking trails near Anchorage. Hiking in Alaska can mean a short walk, a multiday trek, or anything in between. Which one…
Flattop hiking from Glen Alps trailhead
Traveling With Kids in Anchorage
Alaska is a big state filled with plenty of pint-sized adventures. Family travel in Anchorage packs all-ages excitement and keeps both kids and…
Alaska is a big state filled with plenty of pint-sized adventures. Family travel in Anchorage packs all-ages excitement and keeps both kids and…
Denali National Park scenery in summer
What's New in Anchorage for 2016
The National Parks Service celebrates 100 years, A new dog sled tour hits the trail and sunset cruises depart for glaciers. All this and other…
The National Parks Service celebrates 100 years, A new dog sled tour hits the trail and sunset cruises depart for glaciers. All this and other…
Anchorage Museum's Alaska native cultural exhibits
Top Culture and History Attractions in Anchorage
The Anchorage Museum, Alaska Native Heritage Center, and many community museums mean Anchorage is home to Alaska's best historical and…
The Anchorage Museum, Alaska Native Heritage Center, and many community museums mean Anchorage is home to Alaska's best historical and…
Alaska fishing with flyrod near Anchorage
Best Fishing Spots Near Anchorage
Anchorage's best fishing spots are steps from downtown, and include great places to cast for salmon, trout, dolly varden and halibut.
Anchorage's best fishing spots are steps from downtown, and include great places to cast for salmon, trout, dolly varden and halibut.
Anchorage Trolley Tours sightseeing tours
12 Top Budget Travel Ideas for Anchorage
Here are 12 top Anchorage budget travel ideas.  Each is in town or works as an easy day trip. Best of all, they are all under $30 per person.…
Here are 12 top Anchorage budget travel ideas.  Each is in town or works as an easy day trip. Best of all, they are all under $30 per person.…
Anchorage aerial with city and the Chugach
Top 10 Fall Travel Ideas for Anchorage, Alaska
Autumn crackles with annual events, sparkles with the northern lights, and amazes with glacier and wildlife tours. Remember when the leaves…
Autumn crackles with annual events, sparkles with the northern lights, and amazes with glacier and wildlife tours. Remember when the leaves…
Grilled salmon plated at Haute Quarter Grill
Better with Experience: Classic Anchorage Restaurants Still Delight
It seems like swapping news about restaurant openings is a local pastime. In the last few years, there has been a flurry of openings all over town,…
It seems like swapping news about restaurant openings is a local pastime. In the last few years, there has been a flurry of openings all over town,…
Summit Star Chugach Mountains Anchorage
The Star on the Mountain: An Anchorage Holiday Tradition
Plenty of places light a star atop their tree for the holidays. This is Alaska, and Anchorage does it a little bigger. The holiday tree lighting takes…
Plenty of places light a star atop their tree for the holidays. This is Alaska, and Anchorage does it a little bigger. The holiday tree lighting takes…
Couple photographs Portage Glacier during glacier cruise
8 Ways to Get Close to a Glacier
With so many Alaska glaciers near Anchorage, how to choose which one to visit? Here are 8 top ideas that get you close to an Alaska glacier
With so many Alaska glaciers near Anchorage, how to choose which one to visit? Here are 8 top ideas that get you close to an Alaska glacier
Alaska beers
New Beer Tour "Hops" Aboard Alaska Railroad
Guests board the Alaska Railroad in Anchorage in the morning for a three-hour journey north to beautiful Talkeetna, with the likelihood of Denali…
Guests board the Alaska Railroad in Anchorage in the morning for a three-hour journey north to beautiful Talkeetna, with the likelihood of Denali…
Alaska glacier sightseeing with Phillips 26 Glacier Cruises
5 Amazing (but Hidden) Spots Near Anchorage
Harriman? Eklutna? If you're visiting Alaska, names like Denali are familiar (as they should be). Alaskans know these 5 hidden spots near…
Harriman? Eklutna? If you're visiting Alaska, names like Denali are familiar (as they should be). Alaskans know these 5 hidden spots near…