Anchorage Golf Course, a Championship-Caliber Course

Picturesque mountains, frolicking wildlife, and long summer days are hallmarks of Anchorage golf courses. Now the city is poised to host Alaska's first United States Golf Association championship event: The 60th USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship. The tournament is scheduled to take place at…

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How to Plan a Trip With Public Transportation in Anchorage

From Downtown to Dimond Center, Anchorage public transportation is a budget-friendly way to travel to various transportation hubs and attractions around the city. Make plans to hop a bus. Known as People Mover, the system follows more than a dozen routes, with service on most routes running seven…

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8 Favorite Festivals for Year-Round Anchorage Fun

Alaskans know how to celebrate – whether it’s the longest day of the year or the world-famous Fur Rendezvous, held every February. In Anchorage, there’s an event for every season. These eight annual festivals each spotlight a colorful slice of local life, from Alaska’s early fur trapping and trading…

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A Guide to Valentine’s Day in Anchorage

The days are getting brighter. The nights are still cozy and long. February in Anchorage brings an energizing mix of events and entertainment, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for romance or recreation in the city. Find performing arts, mouthwatering meals, seasonal activities, and…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Anchorage

February is Black History Month, and Anchorage overflows with ways to celebrate, commemorate, and educate. Attend a special event, eat at a Black-owned restaurant, shop at a Black-owned business, and surround yourself with the work of Anchorage’s brilliant Black artists: Here are a few of our…

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Video: Painting Winter Solstice in the Chugach Mountains

How dark does it get in Anchorage during the longest night of the year? Bright downtown streets and snow-capped Chugach peaks ensure there's always plenty of light to be found — even on winter solstice, when the city is draped in nearly 19 hours of night. Follow Alaskan artist and filmmaker Max…

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Photos: The Best of 2021

How do you describe a full year in Anchorage? There’s spring skiing on city trails and slopes, and summer adventures in vast vibrant parks. Autumn brings the return of the aurora borealis, and winter sparkles with community festivities and more cozy family fun. From the Cook Inlet coast to the…

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The Hotel Captain Cook's Gingerbread Village

If you’re lucky to be in Anchorage in December, you’ll have the chance to see a wonderful holiday tradition at the Hotel Captain Cook; an enormous gingerbread village created by pastry chef Joe Hickel. Christmas 2021 marks Hickel's 38th year designing the lobby-sized village. What makes the edible…

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