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  1. Knik Glacier

      You can’t get to Knik Glacier by road, but fortunately there are local tour companies eager to take you to one of the most overlooked gems in the area. Located along the northern ridge of the Chugach Mountains, the glacier is more than 38 miles long and stretches 5 miles wide. The perfect example…

  2. Shopping at Tikahtnu Commons

      You can get all your shopping, dining and entertainment needs met at Anchorage’s Tikahtnu Commons where your favorite chains meet local boutiques and state-of-the-art entertainment. There are the staples like Kohl’s, Target, Old Navy and Starbucks. You will also find Regal Entertainment Cinemas with the latest technology and big screens for a little low-key…

  3. Indian Valley Mine and Gifts

    Open daily in the summer from 9am – 6pm, Indian Valley Mine and Gifts is just 20 minutes from downtown Anchorage and located off a stunning scenic byway. Pan for gold and visit the baby ducklings, chicks, goslings, puppies and turkeys. (Please leave your own furry friends in your guest room.) You’ll find this family-friendly…

  4. Dine at Orso

      A destination for wine and seafood, Orso is the perfect pick for a romantic night out, happy hour with friends, or a solo gastro journey. Reservations are highly recommended so you can indulge in the spicy calamari in buttermilk batter with artichoke hearts and parsley aioli or the flash seared crab cakes with truffled…

  5. Anchorage Museum

      Discover the real story of the North at this sprawling museum featuring permanent galleries, traveling exhibits and special events year-round. See how Alaska as we know it came to be in a multi-tiered story steeped in cultural, historic, social, scientific and artistic threads. Here, visitors experience special features like the I Am Inuit exhibit…

  6. Spring Break at the Beach?

      It’s spring break in Alaska, but that doesn’t mean you can’t head to the beach! Anchorage is home to three sprawling beaches including Kincaid Beach, Goose Lake and Little Campbell Lake. Although visitors probably shouldn’t break out their bikinis and trunks, Alaskan beaches offer their own kind of magic. Kincaid Beach is just a…

  7. Iditarod Day

      Visitors lucky enough to be in Anchorage March 4th are in for a real treat—it’s Iditarod Day! The famous festival showcases the culture, story, dance, games, art and films of Alaska’s indigenous people. Celebrations take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. However, the real stars of the…

  8. Alaska Native Heritage Center Special Event

      Discover the culture and history of Alaska’s indigenous population at this interactive experience museum. Indigenous Alaskans are still extremely active in communities, and visitors will hear original stories told at the biggest cultural institution in the state. However, the Center (like many organizations) is closed for the winter except for one special February event….

  9. Most Romantic Restaurants

      Anchorage is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with the incredible landscapes and grandiose horizons. However, a reservation at one of the city’s most romantic restaurants really ups the V-Day ante. Book your table at Orso, a staple for steak, seafood, wine and romance. A special cocktail menu and decadent desserts make this…

  10. Join the Alaska Chinese Association for Lunar New Year

      Celebrate the Lunar New Year on January 29th with the Alaska Chinese Association. The Year of the Rooster crows in at this annual celebration held at East Anchorage High School. Tickets are available in person at the Chinese School (located within Northwood Elementary School) on Fridays. You can also call Lai-Leng Tan at 907-562-7763…

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