Anchorage Holiday Gift Guide

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 special Alaska meal to savor. Whether you’re searching for holiday gifts for…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Anchorage

Spring in Anchorage brings bright evenings, budding foliage, seasonal events, and endless natural beauty – the perfect setting for celebrating Mother’s Day. Make plans to pamper the mothers in your life. Reserve a table for brunch, book a massage, attend a special community gathering, or spend time…

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8 Favorite Festivals for Year-Round Anchorage Fun

Alaskans know how to celebrate – whether it’s the longest day of the year or the world-famous Fur Rendezvous, held every February. In Anchorage, there’s an event for every season. These eight annual festivals each spotlight a colorful slice of local life, from Alaska’s early fur trapping and trading…

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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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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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