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Visiting Anchorage

Anchorage may look small next to the colossal Chugach Mountains, but there's more to do here than you'd expect. Shoot through the city's core on beautiful bike paths, or splurge on an all-day bear-viewing tour—safely conducted from the cockpit of a helicopter, of course.

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Anchorage may look small next to the colossal Chugach Mountains, but there's more to do here than you'd expect. Shoot through the city's core on beautiful bike paths, or splurge on an all-day bear-viewing tour—safely conducted from the cockpit of a helicopter, of course.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Anchorage. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Anchorage flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Anchorage

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Getting Around in Alaska During Winter

Written by MilwVon on 13 Mar, 2011

Every time I'm in Alaska during the winter months, I'm amazed at the resilience of its residents. One would think that temperatures below zero would keep people inside and not very mobile but nothing could be further from the truth.During my first couple of…Read More


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Get Out of the City!

Written by MilwVon on 13 Mar, 2011

If your travels bring you to Anchorage for business or an abbreviated visit, do yourself a favor and get out of the city! There are a lot of very beautiful places less than an hour from downtown Anchorage. My friend Jane was amazed…Read More


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More Dining Options in Anchorage

Written by MilwVon on 13 Mar, 2011

In addition to the nice dining experiences at the Hilton Hotel (Hooper Bay Cafe) and the Millennium Alaskan Hotel (Flying Machine Restaurant), I also dined at a couple of other restaurants that came highly recommended by locals and tourists.Snow Goose Restaurant and Sleeping Beauty Brewing…Read More


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The History of Anchorage: My Kind of Town!

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 30 Jul, 2010

During my many forays into Anchorage, I noticed many things while I was exploring my new surroundings. One of them is that Anchorage is a very diverse city with people of many nationalities living there. According to the latest census, Anchorage is home…Read More


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Moose and Alaskan Christmases

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 30 Jul, 2010

My friend Larissa never took down her Christmas tree in her apartment two years ago. It is so beautifully decorated with handmade Alaskan ornaments, she felt it needed to stay up to show her guests the handicrafts of Alaska. Some people would probably…Read More


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Being Politically Incorrect in Alaska. Who Me?!

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 27 Jul, 2010

When I told some people of my plans to visit Alaska this May, some of the folks would ask me if I was going to Wasilla to see Sarah Palin. I told them we were only driving through Wasilla on the way to Fairbanks…Read More


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Going to the Birds in Alaska!

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 23 Jul, 2010

Here's a secret that only my Mom knows. I am afraid of birds and have been since childhood. I don't mind the cute little sparrows, blue jays, and cardinals, but I freak out when a pigeon or bigger birds get near me.…Read More


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In Search of Morty the Moose in Alaska II

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 23 Jun, 2010

Part II of this journal on my moose hunting adventures will tell you about the best moose sighting I had while in Alaska last month. My friend Larissa and I drove up to Fairbanks the first weekend I was in Alaska. Fairbanks is…Read More


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In Search of Morty the Moose in Alaska Part I

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 21 Jun, 2010

I am 43-years-old and never seen a moose in person during my lifetime. Some people dream of meeting their favorite sports stars (I dream of meeting Big Papi and the Boston Red Sox and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park) or…Read More


Some Excitement in Downtown Anchorage While Walking Around

Written by Wildcat Dianne on 18 Jun, 2010

I was pretty much on my own the first three days I was in Alaska. My friend Larissa had to work for the rest of the week, but I am really good about just being dropped off somewhere and exploring my new surroundings.…Read More


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