Anchorage Golf Course, a Championship-Caliber Course

Picturesque mountains, frolicking wildlife, and long summer days are hallmarks of Anchorage golf courses. Now the city is poised to host Alaska's first United States Golf Association championship event: The 60th USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship. The tournament is scheduled to take place at…

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10 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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Video: Painting Winter Solstice in the Chugach Mountains

How dark does it get in Anchorage during the longest night of the year? Bright downtown streets and snow-capped Chugach peaks ensure there's always plenty of light to be found — even on winter solstice, when the city is draped in nearly 19 hours of night. Follow Alaskan artist and filmmaker Max…

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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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Winter Holiday Traditions in Anchorage

A December Visit to Anchorage, Alaska The holiday season sparkle in Anchorage. A visit to Alaska in December means experiencing the place like a local and taking advantage of snow and clear skies. Things to Do in Anchorage During December Anchorage embraces the outdoors no matter the month. No need…

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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 Spot Beluga Whales in Anchorage

Whale watching in Anchorage is unlike anywhere else. The inlet flowing alongside the city is home to pods of beluga whales, and their sleek gray and white backs can occasionally be spotted slipping through the waves of Knik or Turnagain Arm. These Cook Inlet belugas are recognized as endangered…

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Where to Find Waterfalls in Anchorage

Go chasing waterfalls: The Anchorage area has several scenic favorites from which to choose. Feel the cool mist from a mountain stream, breathe fresh air, and see glimpses of rainbows sparkling in the spray. Anchorage waterfalls can be reached by foot from several trailheads to the north and south…

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