Top 63 Things to do in Anchorage, Alaska

If you have never visited the northern city of Anchorage, Alaska, you may be expecting to see a barren wasteland complete with igloos in the middle of endless snow and ice, but this is simply not the truth. Anchorage is frequently referred to as the City of Lights and Flowers partially because of the giant size of the blossoms attained by most flowering species here.

10-Day Grand Alaska Guided Tour
Experience the culture, heritage, and breathtaking natural scenery of the Last Frontier on this comprehensive, 10-day tour of Alaska's must-visit cities and sites. Ride between Anchorage, Valdez, Fairbanks, and Denali in a comfortable coach, participating in activities like cruises and... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

10 days

$2,372
per adult

5-Day Coastal Explorer Tour
Soak up the untouched scenery and coastal terrain of Alaska on a 5-day adventure from Anchorage to Seward. Ride a classic train along the coast, cruise through the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park, and relax with all the details... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

4 days

$880
per adult

Alpine Hike & Mountaineering Lesson on Alyeska Glacier
Cruise above the treeline on a smooth-riding tram to reach the alpine environments surrounding the Alyeska Glacier. Hike along dusty trails that give way to gardens of granite boulders, practice basic mountaineering techniques, and harness up for a trek across... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$139
per adult

Anchorage Brews Tour
Sip your way through Anchorage's finest pints as you visit microbreweries around town with an ale aficionado. Find out what innovative ingredients and creative techniques are behind the city's best brews, sample the best of the bunch, and go behind... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

3 hours 45 minutes

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Anchorage City Trolley Tour
Snag a seat aboard a cheery, old-fashioned trolley for a scenic ride around Anchorage. Take a 15-mile (24-km) loop through town, getting a lay of the land and listening as your guide rattles off facts and stories about natural landmarks... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$20
per adult

Beginner Rock Climbing Excursion at Tram Rock
Rope up and ascend the greywacke rock cliffs of Tram Rock on this beginner-focused rock climbing adventure in Girdwood. With an experienced guide to lead you through every handhold and lower, learn how to tackle challenging routes and reach high... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$129
per adult

Blackstone Bay Wildlife & Glacier Cruise
Cruise through the still waters of Blackstone Bay, keeping your eyes peeled for surfacing whales, adorable sea otters, and salmon-seeking bald eagles as you weave between ice chunks. Before your cruise, ride past the old naval base in Whittier and... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$695
per adult

City Photo Walk
Grab your camera and get ready to experience Anchorage from behind the lens on an engaging and instructive photo walking tour of the city. Whether you're shooting with a camera phone or a fancy D-SLR, your guide can provide tips... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

Coastal Trail Bike Ride & Brewery Tour
Cruise down waterfront paths and into forested parks as you scope out some of Anchorage's sights and landmarks by bicycle with an experienced guide. Take a break for lunch downtown and regroup to check out the breweries and bars that... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$199
per adult

Day Hike in the Chugach Mountains
Stroll through river valleys carved out by erosive glaciers, snap photos of wildflowers and grasses in vibrant shades of pink and crimson, and learn about the ecology surrounding the Chugach Mountains. Follow a naturalist guide for a leisurely paced day... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Day Trip to Seward with Coastal Classic Train & Kenai Fjords Cruise
Head south of Anchorage for a day spent immersed in the natural beauty in and around Seward. Take a nostalgic ride on the glass-domed Coastal Classic Train, cruise the rocky inlets of Kenai Fjords National Park during a wildlife-seeking boat... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

$658
per adult

Dining at Hard Rock Cafe with Priority Seating
Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia—costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians—at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a cookie. Read More

$22
per adult

Dutch Windmills & Edam Tour with Lunch & Cheese Tasting
Leave the city behind to explore the quaint Dutch countryside to see the 18th-century Zaanse Schans windmills from inside. In Marken, walk cobbled streets among wooden houses, and browse delightful shops in Volendam. Taste aromatic cheeses at a farm, and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$109
per adult

Full-Day Knik Glacier ATV Adventure with Lunch
Take on the wild terrain and backcountry trails of the Matanuska Valley on a sturdy ATV, charging through remote valleys in search of sweeping mountain views. During this full-day adventure, scope out gorgeous meadows, gushing waterfalls, and the dazzling white... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$395
per adult

Full-Day Talkeetna  Wilderness Jet Boat Tour & Nature Walk
Explore the vast and untouched wilderness around Denali on a full-day outing to Talkeetna. Fly along rivers and waterways on a high-speed jet boat, and stroll through the woods to spot wildlife, learn about the Dena'ina people, and visit a... Read More

$249
per adult

Half-Day Glacier View ATV Adventure
Rev your engine and tackle the Alaska's rugged and wild backcountry terrain on a sturdy, easy-to-handle ATV. With an expert guide leading the way, charge down old mining routes and through dense woods in search of native wildlife and views... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$255
per adult

Half-Day Wildlife Excursion
Come face-to-face with some of Alaska's most majestic animals, such as moose, grizzly and black bears, caribou, musk oxen, lynx, and wood bison in a natural setting. See gorgeous scenery along the way as you travel one of the nation's... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per adult

Helicopter Flight & Glacier Dog Sledding Tour
Set out for the ultimate Alaskan adventure, following a scenic helicopter flight over snow-capped peaks with an unforgettable dog sled ride. Soar from Girdwood to the snowfield at Punch Bowl Glacier, where you can meet the dogs, play with puppies,... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$519
per adult

Helicopter Sightseeing Flight
Take to the skies in a comfortable, state-of-the-art helicopter to soar over the snow-capped peaks and pristine wilderness of glacier country. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you take in Alaska's untouched landscapes from a bird's-eye perspective. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$270
per adult

Helicopter Tour with Glacier Landing
Hover and soar over the untouched wildnerness, craggy peaks, and glacier-carved valleys of the Chugach Mountains on this breathtaking helicopter flight. For an up-close look at the ancient frozen wonders that have shaped the landscape, touch down to set foot... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$385
per adult

Heritage Tour with Visit to Alaska Native Heritage Center
Uncover the rich history and culture of Alaska's indigenous people on this eye-opening excursion to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Take part in traditional dances, examine exhibits that showcase the practices of the area's earliest villages, and browse handcrafted goods... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$99
per adult

Highlights of Denali Day Trip
Travel north to Talkeetna by train, relaxing in old-fashioned luxury as you take in the view on your ride toward Denali National Park. Once you arrive, get a bird's-eye view of the breathtaking natural scenery during a sightseeing flight, and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$799
per adult

Hops on the Rail Beer Tour to Talkeetna
Set out to uncover some of Alaska's finest brews on this beer lover's excursion to Talkeetna. Clatter by train through the Chugach Mountains to this historic mountain town, and then cruise back, stopping off at award-winning breweries and locally loved... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

11 hours

Free cancellation

$299
per adult

Matanuska Glacier Experience
Spend an unforgettable ice-filled day on an adventurous and epic trek. Scale the 10,000-year-old Matanuska Glacier, exploring its deep crevasses and blue melt-water pools. Along the way, enjoy tranquil scenery and learn about the glacier's features and history. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$249
per adult

Matanuska Glacier Walk with Lunch
Trek across the crevasse-laced expanses of the Matanuska Glacier on this exhilarating guided walk. Learn about the geological forces at play beneath your feet as you strap on a pair of ice-gripping crampons and get up-close looks at this 27-mile-long... Read More

$249
per adult

Multi-Day ATV Tour in Eureka
Head into the Alaskan backcountry for 2, 3, or 4 days of unforgettable adventure. Zip through the wilderness on a rugged ATV with an expert guide, take in sweeping views of glacier-carved valleys and snowy peaks, and cozy up each... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$695
per adult

Nature Hike on Winner Creek Trail
Stroll beneath the moss-covered branches of old-growth cedar and evergreens as you explore the Winner Creek Trail's temperate rainforest. Learn about Iditarod Race that brings mushers and sled dogs through this area every year and let your guide point our... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$69
per adult

Nome: The People & The Place Tour with Roundtrip Flight from Anchorage
Perched between the frozen expanse of the tundra and the icy waters of the Bering Strait, Nome is a vital outpost in Northwest Alaska. Fly up from Anchorage for a day spent learning about the Gold Rush-era prospectors, vibrant native... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$749
per adult

Prince William Sound Helicopter Tour with Glacier Landing
Take to the skies on a helicopter flight over the majestic landscapes of the Chugach Mountains. Land on a glacier for an up-close look at these powerful frozen wonders, watch for wildlife like lumbering bears, and fly back over Prince... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$495
per adult

Prince William Sound Wildlife & Glacier Cruise
Cruise through Prince William Sound with a National Forest Ranger as your guide, searching for the breaching jumps of humpback whales, the adorable antics of sea otters, and the soaring routes of bald eagles. With convenient and scenic transportation from... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$591
per adult

Private Beer Tasting Tour
Sip your way through Anchorage's ale-focused avenues as you scope out the best breweries in this Alaskan metropolis. Follow your guide—a beer aficionado—to 3 different breweries for frothy samples of the city's finest brews, and find out what innovative styles... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$395
per adult

Private Blackstone Bay Sea Kayak Tour
Weave through pale blue icebergs and chunks of glacial ice flow as you explore Blackstone Bay by sea kayak with an experienced guide. Join harbor seals, sea otters, and soaring kittwakes while you paddle through the chilly waters that greet... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$1,295
per adult

Private City Sightseeing Tour
Explore Anchorage's historic sites and stunning natural scenery with a local guide leading the way. On this private tour, visit the points that interest you most, whether you want to snap photos of native birds and wildlife or take in... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$345
per adult

Private Coastal Trail Biking Tour
Weave your way along the tidal mudflats, urban landscapes, and verdant greenbelts of Anchorage on 2 wheels. With a local guide leading the way, pedal down the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail for an easy, active outing that grants you stunning... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$295
per adult

Private Day Hike in Chugach State Park
Lace up your hiking boots and head into the untamed expanses of Chugach State Park for a trek through the third-largest state park in the US. On this private day trip, snap photos of snow-dusted mountain peaks, ford glacier-fed streams,... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$395
per adult

Private Day Hike in Hatcher Pass
Mirror-like alpine lakes, meadows flecked with delicate wildflowers, and rugged mountain passes harboring tall tales from bygone gold-mining days await on this private hike in Hatcher Pass. With a naturalist guide to customize a route for you and your group,... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$595
per adult

Private Fat Bike Ride in Kincaid Park
Put your feet to the pedals of an offroad-capable fat bike as you cruise around snaking single-track trails in Kincaid Park with a local mountain bike guide. Cruise through cottonwood forests, look for bear and moose, and find out how... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$345
per adult

Private Ice Climbing Lesson on Matanuska Glacier
Slip into a pair of ice-gripping crampons and strap on a helmet for an active ice-climbing lesson on one of the largest glaciers in Alaska. With a private mountaineering guide to lead you between each slippery step, learn the fundamental... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$695
per adult

Private Matanuska Glacier Ice Trek Tour
Strap on a helmet, grab a set of sturdy trekking poles, and step out onto the ice of a 27-mile-long (43-km) glacier on this private ice trek. Learn how the Matanuska Glacier's slow slide through the Chugach Mountains has changed... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$695
per adult

Private Portage Glacier Kayak Tour
Cruise through the waters of Portage Lake with an experienced guide as you kayak toward the pale blue expanses of the Portage Glacier. On this private kayaking excursion, enjoy stunning views of the snow-dusted peaks of the Chugach Mountains and... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$645
per adult

Private Rock Climbing Excursion at Hatcher Pass
Scale the granite faces of towering monoliths as you explore the crags around Hatcher Pass on this private rock climbing excursion. Leave Anchorage behind and spend a day among the mist-shrouded peaks of the Chugach Mountains, tackling challenging routes that... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$595
per adult

Private Rock Climbing Excursion at Turnagain Arm
Take to the rugged slopes and cliffs around Turnagain Arm for a day spent rock climbing with an experienced local guide. Learn how to tie secure knots, enjoy sweeping views of the Chugach Mountains, and reach dizzying heights as you... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$395
per adult

Private Talkeetna Day Tour
Roll out of Anchorage's bustling center and into the rustic heart of Talkeetna, where the charms of frontier life still hang on in quaint shops, eateries, and adventure-filled activities. Consider signing up for a scenic flight, high-flying zipline excursion, or... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$695
per adult

Private Tour & Transfer Between Seward & Anchorage
Make your trip from Seward to Anchorage or vice versa a breeze, adding in visits to some of the region's most breathtaking natural landmarks along the way. With a private guide to lead you from point to point, customize your... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$795
per adult

Private Tour & Transfer Between Whittier & Anchorage
If you're traveling from Whittier to Anchorage or vice versa, take the hassle out of the experience and see the sights along the way with a private guide. As you move from one city to the next, scope out the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$645
per adult

Private Tour Turnagain Arm & Portage Glacier
Spend a day skirting Turnagain Arm's mountain-lined shores, check out the icy expanses of the Portage Glacier, and have the chance to get up-close looks at iconic Alaskan wildlife. Enjoy a fun-filled day trip just outside of Anchorage and then... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$645
per adult

Private Wildlife Photo Safari
Capture postcard-worthy images of Alaska's pristine landscapes and fascinating animals on an expert-led photography adventure. Track down creatures from moose and sheep to whales and salmon with your camera in hand as you snap frame-ready photos at the best wildlife-spotting... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$595
per adult

Scenic City Tour with Lake Hood, Bootleggers Cove & Chugach Mountains
Spend a morning cruising around Anchorages mountain-packed viewpoints and seaplane-scattered waterways as you explore the city with an experienced guide. Learn about the Inside Passage's earthquake-prone past, hear tales about the area's frontier days, and check out the Port of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$49
per adult

Spencer Lake Hike with Glacier Views & Scenic Railway Ride
Clatter along the tracks of the Glacier Discovery Railway to reach the pristine shores of Spencer Lake for a delightful hike through boreal foests along easy paths. Visit the toe of the Spencer Glacier, snap photos of the iceberg-studded water... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$294
per adult

Spencer Lake Hike, Sea Kayaking & Scenic Railway Ride
Cruise up the tracks of a mountain-hugging railway, paddle between the translucent blues of massive icebergs, and trek across the top of thousand year old glaciers on this excursion. Explore Spencer Lake and Glacier in a kayak and on foot... Read More

$379
per adult

Sunset Photography Safari
Grab your camera and set out to explore the land of the midnight sun right as day fades to night, picking up photography techniques from an expert guide as you capture landscapes, wildlife, and city skylines. Travel along Cook Inlet... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$149
per adult

Talkeetna Day Trip with Denali Sightseeing Flight & Glacier Landing
Head north from Anchorage to Talkeetna for an unforgettable flight over the majestic terrain of Denali National Park. Drift over the crags and canyons of the South Face of Denali, and touch down on a glacier to take in the... Read More

$530
per adult

Talkeetna Fly Fishing Tour
Soak up the scenery and the serenity of the Alaskan wilderness on a fly fishing excursion with an expert guide. Ride to Talkeetna, where you can hone your casting technique and reel in trout and salmon while taking in views... Read More

$370
per adult

Talkeetna Raft & Rail Tour
Venture out of Anchorage and toward the wild terrain around Denali—North America's highest peak—for a leisurely rafting ride down the Susitna River. Ride a train upstream to begin your drift through the untouched terrain around Talkeetna, take in views of... Read More

$359
per adult

Talkeetna Zipline Tour
Clip into a harness to fly through the trees, admiring views of Denali and the Alaska Range as you soar between treetop platforms on a zipline course. Whiz along 9 different lines, clamber over bridges suspended high above the forest... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$349
per adult

Transfer & Tour between Seward & Anchorage
Catch a ride between Seward and Anchorage, making stops along the way to check out glaciers, wildlife parks, and frozen-in-time towns. Whether you're headed to Seward's cruise ship port from Anchorage or making the trip in the opposite direction, this... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$249
per adult

Transfer & Tour between Whittier & Anchorage
Catch a ride and see the sights between Whittier and Anchorage on this combo tour and transfer. Whether you're heading to Anchorage from Whittier or going the opposite way, spice up your trip with engaging stops at quaint frontier towns,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

$199
per adult

Turnagain Arm & Portage Valley with Glacier Cruise & Wildlife Center
Cruise across glacial waters, drive through untouched mountain landscapes, and get up close to Alaska's wildest residents on this unforgettable excursion into the Chugach Mountains. After a boat ride across Portage Lake, stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$199
per adult

Turnagain Arm & Wildlife Tour with Glacier Cruise
Leave Anchorage behind as you ride to the lofty summit of Mt. Alyeska on a tram, cruise along Portage Lake's glacier-hemmed shores, and visit the lumbering animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Grab a tasty lunch along the way... Read More

$199
per adult

Turnagain Arm Landscape Photography Tour
Glacier-capped peaks, grassy valleys, and the coastal flats of the Turnagain Arm are the perfect place to hone your photography skills. Scope out Alaska's rugged wilderness and native wildlife on a picture-perfect outing with a renowned landscape photographer. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$350
per adult

Turnagain Arm Tour with Visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Cruise around the glacier-carved shores of Turnagain Arm, scope out the snow-dusted peaks of the Chugach Mountains, and travel to a stunning lookout perched at the top of Mt. Alyeska. Afterward, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to gander at... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

$149
per adult

Wildflower Photography Tour
Perfect your photography skills and capture frame-worthy shots of beautiful wildflowers on a full-day outing with an experienced photographer. Scope out colorful blossoms in verdant valleys and learn to adjust your camera settings to shoot blooms up-close and vast landscapes... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$350
per adult

Wildlife Tour with Visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Dive into the untamed wildnerness outside Anchorage to look for the Inside Passage's most iconic wildlife. Scope out everything from sturdy moose to lumbering grizzlies along the shores of Turnagain Arm and pay a visit to the critters being cared... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$99
per adult

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