Top Spots for Sledding in Anchorage

From kid-friendly hills to longer, steeper slopes, Anchorage is dotted with perfect places to set down a sled and build up some speed. Local sledding hills come in a variety of shapes, lengths, inclines and altitudes, and there are more than enough runs to keep thrill-seekers busy all winter long…

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Fall Hot Spots for Photographers

Anchorage has no shortage of beautiful sights, from the colorful murals painted by local artists, decorating neighborhood walls to the fields of fireweed waving in the wind, marking the end of summer. As the seasons change and autumn is upon us, the birch and cottonwood trees turn from hues of…

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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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