How to Go On a Wildlife-Watching Walking Tour of Anchorage

Anchorage is home to an abundance of Alaska wildlife. Approximately 1,500 moose wander the municipality between the Knik River to the north and Portage to the south. Pods of beluga whales swim along the city’s Cook Inlet coast. Wild salmon pack local streams, bald eagles nest in neighborhoods…

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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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Top Anchorage Scenic Overlooks

Anchorage is surrounded by mountain peaks like Denali, pristine glaciers and sparkling waters. Ready to take it all in? These scenic spots near Anchorage have some of the best views of Alaska. Captain Cook Monument On the coastal edge of downtown, this pavilion is the spot for views of Cook Inlet…

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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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Road Trip to Anchorage: North of the City

A road trip to Anchorage via the Glenn Highway means abundant opportunities to hike, bike, visit local historical and cultural sites, and explore Chugach State Park: Here are a few favorite roadside activities and attractions. Glenn Highway Roadside Attractions Eklutna Lake From the highway, follow…

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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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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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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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