A Fun-Filled Kids’ Day Out in Anchorage

Anchorage is brimming with family fun and kid-friendly activities. Our favorites? It’s almost impossible to pick, so we asked for a few recommendations from a local expert — Anchorage mom, photographer, and outdoor ambassador Brenda Hower. Follow along with this mini-itinerary perfect for…

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How to Plan the Perfect Date in Anchorage

Plan a special Valentine’s Day with a loved one. Treat yourself, spend some quality time with a friend, or get to know someone new during an active Anchorage day out. Whether you’re looking for romantic inspiration or platonic plans, Anchorage always delivers. Here are a few of our favorite…

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Photos: Anchorage, Alaska’s Winter Wonderland

As the fall season fades, Anchorage transforms into a winter wonderland. Ice skaters slide across frozen city ponds. Cross-country skiers glide down sun-dappled forest trails. Crystalline chunks of sea ice stud the Cook Inlet coast, and the snow-capped Chugach Mountains become the perfect playground…

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Top Spots for Sledding in Anchorage

From kid-friendly hills to longer, steeper slopes, Anchorage is dotted with perfect places to set down a sled and build up some speed. Local sledding hills come in a variety of shapes, lengths, inclines and altitudes, and there are more than enough runs to keep thrill-seekers busy all winter long…

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Where to Find Holiday Lights in Anchorage

December in Anchorage shimmers with holiday lights. Find glittering downtown displays, sparkling special events, and oversized only-in-Anchorage exhibits. Whether you’re searching for a fun family excursion or an enchanting evening out, these Anchorage lights displays help make the holiday season…

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Top 10 Fall Travel Ideas for Anchorage, Alaska

Autumn in Anchorage dazzles with bright colors, crisp fall air, and opportunities to enjoy fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and everything in between. See Chugach State Park awash in shades of crimson, copper, and gold, and watch for the brilliant green glow of the northern lights. A fall visit to…

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Best Fishing Spots Near Anchorage

Alaska fishing is the stuff of legends, and you don't need to go far to find out why. The most popular sport fishery in Alaska is in the heart of the city, and local streams are packed with salmon and trout all summer long. Gear up and wet a line! Salmon in the City In Anchorage, it’s not unusual to…

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Photos: Fall Colors in Anchorage

As Anchorage approaches autumn, the Chugach Mountains reflect shades of crimson and copper. Berry patches burst with bright blueberries and ruby red cranberries. Gold treetops pop against the electric blue hues of Eklutna Lake. Foliage transforms, and the color green moves from the land to the sky:…

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The Ultimate Alaska Itinerary

From a long weekend to a whole week’s worth of Alaska adventures, Anchorage is filled with wonderful experiences. As a self-guided road trip or the framework for a custom tour, this ultimate itinerary leads the way. Just start with day 1 and follow it for as many days as you have in Anchorage. Find…

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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 is the best fit? Consider these Anchorage hikes as you plan your first foray. Byron Glacier Trail This short trail has a big payoff. The 1.4 mile…

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