Bear Watching (Admiralty Island) – located just south of Juneau, Admiralty Island is home to an estimated 1,600 brown bears, earning the island’s nickname the “Fortress of Bears”. Many of these bears can be seen at Pack Creek Bear Sanctuary. Bear tours can be via a scenic floatplane ride to the island or with a […]
Aurora / Northern Lights (Fairbanks) – first time visitors to Alaska shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to experience this rare and mystical event. Find out more about the Northern Lights and what you need to know to make your viewing trip a success. Peak viewing season is in the dead of winter, when […]
Alyeska Resort (1000 Arlberg Avenue, Girdwood, AK) –– this is Alaska’s premier year-round destination featuring the 300-room Hotel Alyeska. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. Activities offered here include winter heli-skiing, cat-skiing, and snowshoeing, and summer kayaking, flightseeing, […]
Alaska Zoo (4731 O’Malley Road, Anchorage) — In the wooded foothills of the Chugach Mountains, the Alaska Zoo puts visitors face-to-face with local animals. With wolves, lynx, wolverines, moose, musk oxen, eagles, reindeer, river otters, seals and many more tucked along forested paths, the Zoo is Alaska’s showcase of natural majesty. It’s the only place […]
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (Mile 79 Seward Highway, Girdwood) – Spread across 200 acres in the Portage Valley, moose munch through Willow, and a trio of massive brown bears saunter through the brush, cooling off in nearby ponds. The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is home to herds of elk, reindeer, musk oxen, bison, eagles, fox, […]
University Center (3801 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage) – this mall houses mainly local shops & retailers (ranging from housewares to furniture, groceries, Alaskan souvenirs & gifts, and more. This mall is also known for holding various local events.
The Northway Mall (3101 Penland Parkway, Anchorage) – this mall , which currently has 50 stores, was opened in 1980 (as one of the first enclosed malls in Anchorage). Current retailers include Burlington Coat Factory, Carrs/Safeway Supermarket, Foot Locker, Starbucks, and various local shops.
Midtown Mall (600 East Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage) – for those curious about the mall scene in Alaska, this is a good place to start. Anchored by Nordstrom Rack. REI, Carrs/Safeway, and Guitar Center, retailers found here include SteamDot Coffee, LensCrafters, BurgerFi, Brow Chica Brow Bar, AT&T, Payless Shoes, Hallmark, Regis Salon, GCI and many […]
Dimond Center (800 East Dimond Blvd., Anchorage) – As Alaska’a largest shopping center it has been an Anchorage landmark since 1977, a visit to Dimond Center isn’t just another shopping trip — it’s an Alaskan Experience. The heritage of this family owned shopping center shines through with local Alaskan businesses as well as creating a […]
Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall (320 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage) – Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall is a distinctive, 5-level shopping center in downtown Anchorage just minutes from downtown hotels and a short ride from the cruise ship docks. Featuring more than 110 stores plus incredible dining options, the center offers an exclusive shopping experience like nowhere […]