20 Best Things to do in Anchorage

If you are looking for Alaska’s top activities and attractions, look no farther than Anchorage. Consider the top 20 things to do in Anchorage as you plan a visit and make the trip complete. Find Moose There are more than a thousand of these iconic, antlered animals in Anchorage alone. Spend a…

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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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A Month-By-Month Guide to Anchorage

In Anchorage, every month offers something special to experience — from seasonal natural wonders to holiday celebrations and unique Alaska activities. Whether you’re searching for a sun-soaked summer adventure or a cozy winter getaway under the glow of the northern lights, Alaska’s largest city is…

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Top 10 Ideas for Spring Break Family Fun in Anchorage

You never need to travel far to enjoy a spectacular spring break in Anchorage. Families can find opportunities for outdoor adventure, hands-on activities, special excursions, and rest and relaxation in every corner of town. How much fun can you fit into a week? Find out; start here. Sledding…

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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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Top 10 Fall Travel Ideas for Anchorage, Alaska

Autumn in Anchorage dazzles with bright colors, crisp fall air, and opportunities to enjoy fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and everything in between. See Chugach State Park awash in shades of crimson, copper, and gold, and watch for the brilliant green glow of the northern lights. A fall visit to…

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Top 10 Anchorage Hiking Trails

There are around 300 miles of hiking trails near Anchorage. Hiking in Alaska can mean a short walk, a multiday trek, or anything in between. Which one is the best fit? Consider these Anchorage hikes as you plan your first foray. Byron Glacier Trail This short trail has a big payoff. The 1.4 mile…

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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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Berry Picking in Anchorage

Wild berries abound in Anchorage. Look for tart crimson cranberries, plump bright blueberries, juicy raspberries, cloudberries, currants, salmonberries, and more — they flourish on Chugach mountainsides, in overgrown city parks, and along winding trails at the edges of the city. A subsistence staple…

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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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