Things We Love to Do Around Anchorage
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favorite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
Allow one of the numerous excellent guides in the area take you on a world-class fishing excursion for salmon, rainbow trout, arctic char, halibut, and other sport fish. There’s hardly a better place in the world to cast a line.
Shopping for Native Art & Crafts
Peruse Anchorage’s many native art galleries and shops for arts and crafts created in the traditional ways. Be sure to keep an eye out for festivals and annual events featuring native art as well.
Anchorage to Portage Scenic Drive
This is considered one of the world’s great scenic drives—a two-lane road that winds through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet. Make pit stops at Bore Tide and Beluga Point Mile 110 to see the majestic whales.
Anchorage Market & Festival
Every Saturday and Sunday, over 300 different vendors selling everything from fun knick-knacks and tee-shirts to beautiful works of art, take over a five-acre swath of downtown. There’s a whole lot of great food and entertainment, too!
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Named for former Alaska governor Tony Knowles, who served from 1981 to 1987, the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is one of four greenbelt trails located in Anchorage. Even though the trail spans 11.0 miles each way (from Kincaid Park to just north of where 2nd Avenue ends in the Cook Inlet), it is easily picked up from several points in the city.
Wildlife & Glacier Kenai Fjords Tours
See Alaska’s magnificent glaciers up close and witness the abundance of birds and sea-life that make their home in Kenai Fjords National Park. This is wildlife viewing at its most spectacular.