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Anchorage Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary
Ideas of places to visit in Anchorage
Here are some of the most popular places to visit in Anchorage. Whether you’re after the best spots for outdoor recreational activities, or fascinating Alaskan culture, the Anchorage attractions below are sure to help you plan a fabulous travel itinerary. Each point of interest listed below is in order of appearance in our travel guide video, so you can easily refer to the footage and plan your adventure accordingly.
(1:35 in the video) Chugach State Park is the perfect playground for all outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re after hiking, mountain biking or just a picnic in scenic surrounds, this state park is one to add to the vacation bucket list.
(1:54 in the video) One of the best things to do in the area is explore the trailhead of Flattop Mountain. This fabulous spot in Chugach state park is a great sightseeing spot. You’ll encounter incredible Alaskan fauna and flora as well as spectacular mountain views on these gorgeous trails.
(2:12 in the video) Surrounded by tranquil waterfront campsites and some of the best hiking in the state, Eklutna Lake is a must-visit. If you’re planning a trip to Anchorage, you can’t miss this stunning attraction.
(2:35 in the video) Girdwood is home to more fabulous attractions and points of interest. In the winter, this town teems with ski bunnies and powder hounds. If you’re wondering where to stay, the Hotel Alyeska is a great choice.
(3:00 in the video) Delve into the history of the area at the Crow Creek Mine, a relic of the renowned Alaskan gold rush. The mine remains operational to this day and invites visitors to try their luck and pan for gold in the rushing waters of the creek.
(3:24 in the video) Back in town, discover the secrets of Alaska’s proud first peoples at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre. Learn about the 11 cultures that inhabited this untamed landscape before colonization.
(3:42 in the video) Learn more about Alaska’s ancient culture and get other local insights at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Centre. After you’ve had your fill of knowledge, indulge in a hearty meal at one of the nearby restaurants.
(4:00 in the video) Take the two-hour drive or fly from Anchorage Airport to the fishing outpost of Seward. This destination is a fantastic place to stay for a couple of days, to do some sightseeing and explore the breathtaking natural surrounds.
(4:22 in the video) Take a boat tour around the Kenai Fjords National Park. If you’re lucky, you’ll encounter sea lions, orca and other deep sea giants as you explore the icy waters.
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