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Anchorage Travel Guide

Anchorage Sports & Activities

Wintertime brings hockey, dog mushing, and ski races, and long summer days provide the chance to watch a baseball game and still have time to watch the sun go down at midnight.

Sports

Sullivan Arena. Sullivan Arena is Anchorage's primary venue for large events, from ice hockey to boat shows. 334 E. 16th Ave. , Midtown ...

Bird-Watching

Popular bird-watching places include the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, which provides access to Westchester Lagoon and nearby tide flats, along...

Baseball

Two summer baseball teams made up of college students play at Mulcahy Stadium next to the Sullivan Arena. The games played here are intense...

Bicycling

Anchorage has more than 120 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many streets have marked bike lanes. Although busy during the day, Downtown streets...

Canoeing and Kayaking

Local lakes and lagoons, such as Westchester Lagoon, Goose Lake, and Jewel Lake, have favorable conditions for canoeing and kayaking. More...

Dog Mushing

Fur Rondy Festival. World-championship dog-mushing races are run in February, with three consecutive 25-mile heats through downtown Anchorage...

Fishing

Nearly 30 local lakes and streams are stocked with catchable game fish. You must have a valid Alaska sportfishing license to fish in the state...

Flightseeing

This area is the state's air-travel hub. Plenty of flightseeing services operating out of city airports and floatplane bases can take you on...

Golf

Anchorage is Alaska's golfing capital, with several public courses. They won't compare to offerings in Phoenix or San Diego, but courses are...

Hockey

Hockey is in the blood of any true Alaskan, and young kids crowd local ice rinks in hopes of becoming the next Scott Gomez (who, along with...

Ice-Skating

Ice-skating is a favorite wintertime activity in Anchorage, with several indoor ice arenas, outdoor hockey rinks, and local ponds opening when...

Running and Walking

Alaska Public Lands Information Center. Pick up a guide to local trails before you head out. They're available at the Alaska Public Lands...

Skiing

Cross-country skiing is extremely popular in Anchorage. Locals ski or skate-ski on trails in town at Kincaid Park or Hillside and farther away...

Outdoor Activities and Guided Tours

Alaska Backcountry Access. This outfitter zips people out of town for jetboat rides up Twentymile River, kayaking, and much more. Families...

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