Reasons To Visit Alaska

  • From sentimental favorites to smash Broadway sensations, the Anchorage arts scene presents a wide range of performances for the 2012-2013 season. The marquee is filled with musicals, plays and…
  • Knock out some serious shopping from October through December, when the best artists and craftspeople in Alaska gather in Anchorage to sell their one-of-a-kind wares at the numerous arts and crafts…
  • About halfway through September, Halloween candy made its triumphant return to store shelves. While the little ones may be looking forward to the end of this month, there is plenty for everyone to…
  • Hockey action kicks off in October with University of Alaska Anchorage’s Kendall Hockey Classic. The four team preseason tournament gives hockey fans an early fix of their favorite sport. Plan to…
  • Alaska National Parks
    Alaska National Parks are show-stopping. The state is home to 10 national parks, four of which are easily accessible as a day trip from Anchorage. The glacier-filled Kenai…
  • Who needs sleep? With 19 hours of daylight in summer months, Anchorage’s unique geographical position allows visitors to maximize their vacation time in Alaska. The city truly doesn’t sleep from…
  • Anchorage is home to more than 290,000 people, but the animal population is even bigger. As many as 1,000 moose, dozens of nesting bald eagles, 2,400 Dall sheep, brown and black bear, beluga whales…
  • Downtown Days
    Downtown turns into one big celebration on June 23, with the Solstice Festival & Hero Games taking over Fourth Avenue and Town Square. Artists, musicians and other performers…
  • Easy access to rivers, lakes and saltwater has earned Anchorage a spot on Field & Stream magazine’s list of America’s Best Fishing Cities. Here, anglers can pursue salmon, rainbow trout, Dolly…
  • Anchorage’s surrounding parkland is the ideal habitat for Alaska’s diverse wildlife populations. Spot Dall sheep along the Seward Highway and beluga whales in Turnagain Arm. See moose, fox, beavers…