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.
Build up some momentum with a morning (or afternoon) of sledding at Arctic Valley Tubing Park or other popular sledding hills around Anchorage. With more than a dozen from which to choose, there’s a slope for everyone.
Treat yourself to a ski-cation without ever leaving the city limits. Anchorage is home to three dreamy downhill ski areas, featuring views of the Chugach Mountains, Cook Inlet, and beyond. Enjoy some elevation while speeding into spring break.
Relax at a local hotel
Pool, check. Room service, check. Sleeping in, watching movies, and soaking up a change of scenery. Check, check, check! You don’t need to catch a flight to enjoy a little pampering, and Anchorage-area hotels make it easy to treat yourself.
Dive into the Discovery Center
The Anchorage Museum's Discovery Center reopens Thursday, March 4. While some spaces remain restricted and guest capacity limits remain in place, the center’s land, sky, water and life spaces will be fully open, giving guests the chance to learn about Alaska via technology, interactive installations, artwork, marine-life tanks, and other engaging features. Tickets must be reserved in advance; click here to book.
Kick back with critters
Go wild with your favorite animals at the Alaska Zoo and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Mingle with moose, socialize with seals, or visit with bears and bison – Anchorage is the perfect place to plan a DIY wildlife watching safari.
Savor a world dining tour
Try a new restaurant each day, sampling all the delicious dishes Anchorage has to offer, from Vietnamese food to German fare and everything in between. School might be out for the week, but it’s always a good time to learn about the diverse cultures and cuisines that make Anchorage so special.
All about amusement
Take a tour
Hit the trail
Rent a fat bike, grab some skis, strap on a pair of snowshoes, or lace up your boots for a stroll. By March 7, Anchorage will enjoy more than 11 hours of daylight, leaving lots of time for exploring a path through a city park or a Chugach State Park trail.
Shop ‘til you drop
Find Made in Alaska treasures and a whole variety of unique gifts and goods at Anchorage stores and shops. It’s the season of spring cleaning — which means it might also be time to refresh your home or wardrobe with some unique locally made materials.