8 Ways to Get Close to a Glacier

Alaska is laced with glaciers, and Anchorage makes it easy to see some of the best. With approximately 60 glaciers located within just 50 miles of the city, there are plentiful options for icy exploration by foot, air, road, or boat. Traveling independently? Remember glaciers are powerful and…

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Road Trip to Anchorage: South of the City

A road trip to Anchorage via the Seward Highway is filled with opportunities to explore glaciers and mountains, enjoy Turnagain Arm trails, watch for wildlife, and learn about the history of gold mining in the region. Here are a few favorite roadside activities and attractions. Seward Highway…

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Alaska Bore Tide Viewing

Rushing along at speeds of up to 24 miles per hour, tidal bores are an unusual, unforgettable sight in Southcental Alaska. A unique combination of hydrology and geography forms these waves. Cook Inlet has a huge tidal range, and it’s the only place in the U.S. where such a bore tide forms. These…

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9 Surprising Things About Anchorage, Alaska

Living in Alaska can inspire some tall tales, but reality can be just as remarkable as any fiction. Here are a few surprising yet delightful things about life in Anchorage, Alaska. The most famous local is a reindeer Anchorage’s reindeer resident is a star. In a cozy pen on the Delaney Park Strip…

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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 five hidden spots near Anchorage well. You may not know them now, but you ought to! Their names are unfamiliar, but the sights are unforgettable. Harriman Fjord With more than a…

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