24 Hours in Anchorage: The City That Never Sleeps In

If New York is the city that never sleeps, Anchorage is the municipality that never sleeps in. Ask the locals. On summertime weekends, it’s common for folks to get up far earlier than usual in order to take advantage of every possible hour of recreational opportunity. And if you’ve got enough…

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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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Best Cozy Spots in Anchorage

Grab your down jacket and beanie and get ready for a fun and cozy day. Start your day with a great cup of coffee and a breakfast burrito or pastry from Kaladi Brothers or Caffe D'arte; for those close to Eagle River, Jitter’s is the place. Relax next to a cozy fireplace at The Lakefront Hotel or…

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Anchorage Holiday Gift Guide

Anchorage is the gift that keeps on giving, and local businesses are no exception. Find the perfect present, from treasured experiences to handmade jewelry, unique home goods, Alaska fabrics, flavors, and beyond. Book a private tour, commission a custom piece of art, pick up a gift card, or order a…

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Where to Find Holiday Lights in Anchorage

The Anchorage winter holidays shimmer with Christmas lights and other bright ways to celebrate the season. 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…

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Where to Watch Airplanes in Anchorage

There’s a good reason why Anchorage was once called “Air Crossroads of the World” — when it comes to air traffic, Alaska’s largest city is at the center of it all. Alaska itself is home to more pilots and airplanes per capita than anywhere else in the country, and Anchorage is home to one of the…

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An Anchorage Getaway from the West Coast

There has never been a better time to visit Anchorage. With historically low airfares, frequent flights, and more ways to enjoy iconic Alaska than ever before, Anchorage is within easy (and often direct) reach from many U.S. airports. The scenic three-hour flight from Seattle means you could be…

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