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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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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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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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 Decks Alaskans Love

Long hours of sunlight mean more reason to linger outdoors. Soak in the sights in the land of the midnight sun in one of Anchorage's many outdoor seating options. Choose to climb to a rooftop deck, saunter to a lakefront patio, or something in between. 49th State Brewing Co. Gaze along the horizon…

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Top Culture and History Attractions in Anchorage

How do you wrap your head around such a huge place with 10,000 years of human history? Get a deep dive into Alaska culture and history at one of these Anchorage attractions. The Anchorage Museum is a world-class facility with a fascinating depiction of Alaska's history and art of the far north. Open…

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3 Ways to Explore Anchorage by Foot or Bike

By area, Anchorage is one of the largest cities in the United States, spanning over 1,900 square miles of mountain range, coastal plain, boreal forest, and bountiful bogland. Explore the area’s vibrant, varied environment with these three off-road routes, accessible to travelers of all speeds and…

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Anchorage Beer and What's Brewing in Alaska

There’s something in the water, and brewers love it. Anchorage’s glacial water flows to taps all over the city, and local brewers know it makes the best starting ingredient for brews from pilsners to porters and everything in between. Anchorage’s brew scene traces back to the mid ‘90s, and the last…

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