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Best things to do in Anchorage

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Works by local artists fill this airy coffeehouse that offers baked goods, vegan options & Wifi. They have amazing soups & sandwiches here!”
62 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place has wonderful food and a great vibe! There can be a bit of a wait, but they have an outdoor fire pit you can enjoy while waiting. The coffeehouse side is great for kids with games to keep them occupied! Service can be a little slow as well but don’t think I have had a bad meal yet! ”
47 locals recommend
Hotel Pool
“Very nice sky resort surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and ocean views, longest tram in Alaska gorgeous place to visit, 30 mins away from Anchorage ”
45 locals recommend
Zoo
“If you want to see a polar bear in Alaska without heading up to the Arctic, look no farther than the Alaska Zoo. ”
37 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The famous Tony Knowles Trail goes by here and continues along the coast between downtown and Kincaid Park in south Anch. Lots of birds and people recreating, skiiing, biking, skating in winter, jogging or walking. ”
39 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A warm, industrial chic spot offering an elevated take on American comfort food & craft brews. They also make a different home made soda each week. We go here often! It has a great neighborhood vibe.”
43 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“World famous for fabulous cuisine in a rustic setting, this restaurant is know for its amazing menu and cozy atmosphere. Definitely a must visit!”
45 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Arguably the best restaurant in town and its walking distance from your stay and the mountain. You won't be disappointed! ”
35 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A shopping mall with indoor ice skating, bowling, a movie theater, and shops. Plenty to do if the weather is crummy out.”
28 locals recommend
Pub
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“Hands down... HALIBUT! Halibut sandwich or the Halibut Chunks, Alaska size :) The french onion soup is superb, and if your in the mood for spicy, order the clams... be sure to ask them to make them spicy too! ”
33 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“Williwaw hosts bands and events throughout the week! During the summer they have a brilliant rooftop bar. They have a secret speak easy, don't forget to get the password. ”
34 locals recommend
Bar
“A fully functioning brewery is downstairs, but The Loft is upstairs and offers everything brewed by Midnight Sun, of course. The food is more bistro than bar, and you can take a growler home with you.”
40 locals recommend
Park
“this trail connects all of Anchorage. You can get anywhere via bike or foot.”
34 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“Need camping, hiking, boating, fishing etc. REI has it all and you can rent stuff there as well. ”
32 locals recommend
Park
“Great 15 minute self-guided tour of plaques of the 1964 earthquake in Anchorage. Along the Tony Knowles coastal trail, great spot to walk or bike. ”
39 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“For a nice evening out, and well priced gourmet food, this restaurant is a favorite.”
28 locals recommend