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.

3 Ways to Explore Anchorage by Foot or Bike
Explore Anchorage's vibrant, varied environment with these three off-road routes, which cumulatively cover more than 65 miles of lush…
Explore Anchorage's vibrant, varied environment with these three off-road routes, which cumulatively cover more than 65 miles of lush…
4 Safety Tips for a 2020 Visit to Anchorage
If you’re new to the city or returning after an extended absence, knowing these tips and tricks will help keep you on the right…
If you’re new to the city or returning after an extended absence, knowing these tips and tricks will help keep you on the right…
How to Take a Self-Guided Public Art Tour of Anchorage
These amazing Anchorage murals, sculptures, and statues are a must-see part of a trip to Anchorage.
These amazing Anchorage murals, sculptures, and statues are a must-see part of a trip to Anchorage.
Top 10 Spots for Lake Fishing in Anchorage
Anchorage lakes are regularly stocked by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and anglers can cast a line for everything from coho salmon to…
Anchorage lakes are regularly stocked by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and anglers can cast a line for everything from coho salmon to…
5 Recipes for Enjoying a Taste of Alaska at Home
Alaska is a big state filled with big flavors: Here are a few ways to incorporate them in your kitchen at home.
Alaska is a big state filled with big flavors: Here are a few ways to incorporate them in your kitchen at home.
Road Trip to Anchorage: North of the City
Immerse yourself in natural history and local culture at Eklutna, explore the trails at the Eagle River Nature Center, or forage for berries at…
Immerse yourself in natural history and local culture at Eklutna, explore the trails at the Eagle River Nature Center, or forage for berries at…
Road Trip to Anchorage: South of the City
Stretch your legs in Portage Valley, see glaciers, encounter wildlife, cast a line at Bird Creek, and more: the highway south of Anchorage is lined…
Stretch your legs in Portage Valley, see glaciers, encounter wildlife, cast a line at Bird Creek, and more: the highway south of Anchorage is lined…
An Alaska Reading List
Whether planning a future visit to Anchorage, reliving past Alaska travels, or just looking for a diversion, here are a few northern titles…
Whether planning a future visit to Anchorage, reliving past Alaska travels, or just looking for a diversion, here are a few northern titles…
How to Make a Virtual Visit to Anchorage
If travel plans are temporarily paused, consider a virtual visit to Anchorage: Here are a few livestreamed or interactive looks at some of…
If travel plans are temporarily paused, consider a virtual visit to Anchorage: Here are a few livestreamed or interactive looks at some of…
Where To Find Take-Out and Delivery Dining Options in Anchorage
A wide variety of Anchorage eateries offer options for take-out and delivery, and you can enjoy your favorite dishes from the comfort of…
A wide variety of Anchorage eateries offer options for take-out and delivery, and you can enjoy your favorite dishes from the comfort of…
Anchorage is One Big Classroom: Here’s How to Make the Most of It
While Alaska schools and other public institutions are temporarily closed, Anchorage offers its own outdoor (and stay-at-home) classroom opportunities…
While Alaska schools and other public institutions are temporarily closed, Anchorage offers its own outdoor (and stay-at-home) classroom opportunities…
6 Ways to Enjoy Anchorage At a (Social) Distance
How to support local businesses, celebrate nature, and stick to the public health guidelines of the CDC.
How to support local businesses, celebrate nature, and stick to the public health guidelines of the CDC.
8 Favorite Festivals for Year-Round Anchorage Fun
Anchorage knows how to celebrate – whether it’s the longest day of the year or the world-famous Fur Rendezvous, held every February. …
Anchorage knows how to celebrate – whether it’s the longest day of the year or the world-famous Fur Rendezvous, held every February. …
5 Best Spots to See the Northern Lights in Anchorage
Find the best local lookouts and scenic spots for viewing the northern lights in Anchorage.
Find the best local lookouts and scenic spots for viewing the northern lights in Anchorage.
Big Experiences, Small Prices
Alaska adventures in Anchorage may be beyond belief, but they don’t need to be beyond your budget.
Alaska adventures in Anchorage may be beyond belief, but they don’t need to be beyond your budget.
9 Weird Things About Anchorage, Alaska
We surf tidal waves, fish on lunch break, and occasionally wear wool from ice-age creatures. Yep, Anchorage life is a little different. Find the facts…
We surf tidal waves, fish on lunch break, and occasionally wear wool from ice-age creatures. Yep, Anchorage life is a little different. Find the facts…
Top Decks Alaskans Love
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the sights from one of many outdoor seating options available throughout Anchorage.
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the sights from one of many outdoor seating options available throughout Anchorage.
5 Best Drives Around Anchorage
The best scenic drives in and around Anchorage travel Alaska's highways and byways for a day of sightseeing from behind the wheel.
The best scenic drives in and around Anchorage travel Alaska's highways and byways for a day of sightseeing from behind the wheel.
A Guide to Anchorage's First Friday Artwalk
Many Anchorage galleries, restaurants, cafes, and other shops feature the work of a different local artist on the first Friday of each month.
Many Anchorage galleries, restaurants, cafes, and other shops feature the work of a different local artist on the first Friday of each month.
Top 10 Instagrammable Spots in Anchorage
From Eklutna Lake to Portage Glacier, there are endless beautiful, photo-worthy locations in the Municipality of Anchorage.
From Eklutna Lake to Portage Glacier, there are endless beautiful, photo-worthy locations in the Municipality of Anchorage.
Alaska in 8 Bites
Alaska cuisine may start with salmon, but includes so much more. Learn about eight iconic foods in Anchorage.
Alaska cuisine may start with salmon, but includes so much more. Learn about eight iconic foods in Anchorage.
Best Camping Near Anchorage
Camping near Anchorage combines a deep connection to nature with easily accessible camp sites and comfortable campground amenities.
Camping near Anchorage combines a deep connection to nature with easily accessible camp sites and comfortable campground amenities.
Winter Holiday Traditions in Anchorage
A December visit allows you to live as a local, enjoy the snow and auroras, join in Alaska traditions, and celebrate the season in Anchorage.
A December visit allows you to live as a local, enjoy the snow and auroras, join in Alaska traditions, and celebrate the season in Anchorage.
The Ultimate Alaska Itinerary
Follow the ultimate Alaska itinerary, whether the visit is a long weekend or a whole week.
Follow the ultimate Alaska itinerary, whether the visit is a long weekend or a whole week.
10 Best Winter Activities in Anchorage, Alaska
Shimmering auroras, snow fun, cool events and plenty of cozy spots - it all part of winter in Anchorage. Find the 10 best ideas for a visit…
Shimmering auroras, snow fun, cool events and plenty of cozy spots - it all part of winter in Anchorage. Find the 10 best ideas for a visit…
Anchorage Farmers Market Guide
Anchorage farmers markets feature the best of the season. From small neighborhood markets to the biggest open-air market in the state, Anchorage has…
Anchorage farmers markets feature the best of the season. From small neighborhood markets to the biggest open-air market in the state, Anchorage has…
Alaska Bore Tide Viewing
Alaska's bore tide forms in Turnagain Arm just south of Anchorage. When conditions are right, this tidal wave reaches six feet high and rushes…
Alaska's bore tide forms in Turnagain Arm just south of Anchorage. When conditions are right, this tidal wave reaches six feet high and rushes…
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…
20 Best Things to do in Anchorage
Find Alaska's top activities and attractions in Anchorage to make the trip complete.
Find Alaska's top activities and attractions in Anchorage to make the trip complete.
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.
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…
Anchorage Beer and What's Brewing in Alaska
Anchorage breweries serve up plenty to toast. With a dozen breweries in the city, and and other Alaska beers on tap, Anchorage is the best place to…
Anchorage breweries serve up plenty to toast. With a dozen breweries in the city, and and other Alaska beers on tap, Anchorage is the best place to…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.…
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…
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,…
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…
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
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…
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…