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Anchorage
Set amid the coastal Chugach Mountains, Anchorage defies popular visions of polar ice caps and frozen tundra. It’s also warmer than you think (averaging 65 degrees in summer), making conditions ideal for sight-seeing or taking on uniquely Alaskan opportunities like arctic biking or touring the fjords of Prince William Sound. In the winter, you can ski, dogsled or do both simultaneously by "skijoring," which is cross-country skiing while being towed by a dog. Hey, it's no crazier a winter sport than the biathlon.

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Cook Inlet
Cook Inlet
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Popular biking trail along the coast.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Biking Trails
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Wilderness Express Train
Wilderness Express Train
Owner description: The Wilderness Express Rail is a privately owned fleet of luxury dome railcars that operate on the end of the Alaska Railroad train service between Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali... more Owner description: The Wilderness Express Rail is a privately owned fleet of luxury dome railcars that operate on the end of the Alaska Railroad train service between Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Fairbanks. Enjoy unsurpassed 360 degree views from your reserved seat in the upper level dome, take in the scenery from the outdoor viewing platform, or dine in style in the lower level private restaurant. less
Attraction type: Railways
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Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Alaska's largest museum focusing on art, history, science and culture of Alaska.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Lake Eklutna
Lake Eklutna
Attraction type: Bodies of Water

All places to eat » Places to eat

Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria
Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria
Ranked #1 of 849 Restaurants in Anchorage
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Jack Sprat Restaurant
Jack Sprat Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Girdwood
Price: $12 - $36
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Snow City Cafe
Snow City Cafe
Ranked #3 of 849 Restaurants in Anchorage
Price: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Bear Tooth Theatrepub & Grill
Bear Tooth Theatrepub & Grill
Ranked #4 of 849 Restaurants in Anchorage
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seven Glaciers
Seven Glaciers
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Girdwood
Price: $25 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Bent Prop Inn & Hostel of Alaska
2.0 of 5
Bent Prop Inn & Hostel of Alaska
$39 - $187
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Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Downtown
2.0 of 5
Bent Prop Inn & Hostel Downtown
$38 - $99
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Base Camp Anchorage
Base Camp Anchorage
$28 - $34
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

HOME2 Suites by Hilton Anchorage / Midtown
2.5 of 5
HOME2 Suites by Hilton Anchorage / Midtown
$128 - $367
Ranked #1 of 72 Hotels in Anchorage
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Anchorage
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anchorage
$120 - $288
Ranked #4 of 72 Hotels in Anchorage
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The Lakefront Anchorage
3.5 of 5
The Lakefront Anchorage
$90 - $271
Ranked #6 of 72 Hotels in Anchorage
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Alyeska
4.0 of 5
Hotel Alyeska
$156 - $386
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Girdwood
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The Hotel Captain Cook
4.0 of 5
The Hotel Captain Cook
$166 - $345
Ranked #5 of 72 Hotels in Anchorage
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Highland Glen Lodge
4.0 of 5
Highland Glen Lodge
$149 - $178
Ranked #18 of 128 Anchorage B&B and Inns
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.