Top 48 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.

6-Day Northern Lights Overnight Getaway Package
Spend 6 days soaking up the wintertime magic of Alaska. Race through the snow with sled dogs, watch the colorful dance of the Northern Lights in the night sky, cross into the Arctic Circle, and warm up in the hot... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$1,626
per Adult

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center & Turnagain Arm Tour
Cruise along the glacier-carved shores of the Turnagain Arm, scoping out craggy cliffs for Dall sheep and scanning the water for surfacing beluga whales. On this guided excursion, take a scenic drive outside of Anchorage and spend some time visiting... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

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$99

$79
per Adult

All-Around Anchorage City Tour
Explore Anchorage with a native guide to discover the history and heritage of Alaska's largest city. Take in the view from Ship Creek and Point Woronzof, browse the goodies at Alaska Wild Berry Products and the knives at the ULU... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$39
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

Bike Rental with a Cup of Coffee
Go local, and hop on a bike to explore the charming Dutch capital at your leisure. Extensive, well-marked lanes make the adventure enjoyable for young and old alike. A delicious cup of coffee is also thrown in to complete the... Read More

$16
per Traveler

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 Group

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 Traveler

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

$110
per Adult

Evening Aurora Borealis Private Photography Tour
Luminous ribbons of neon hues dance across the skies at the earth's uppermost latitudes, and there's no better place to witness the surreal magic of the Aurora Borealis than in Alaska. Escape the light pollution of the city with a... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$350
per Traveler

Exlusive Alaska Native Heritage Center Tour
Experience the history of Alaska's major cultural groups as you delve into the traditions of the Athabaskan, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Aleut, Alutiiq , Yup'ik, Cup'ik, Siberian Yupik, and Inupiaq people at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$159
per Adult

Grand Denali Flightseeing Tour
Soar high over ancient glaciers, fly above the snow-blanketed slopes of North America's tallest peaks, and take in the beauty of Alaska's wild landscapes on a sightseeing flight over Denali National Park. Explore the Alaska Range and beyond as your... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$341
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 Traveler

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 Traveler

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

$248
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 Traveler

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

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$249
per Traveler

Mountain Bike Rental
Rent a study mountain bike to tackle the trails at your own pace. Get fitted for a brand-new hardtail, front-shock bike from Trek, and then head out to take on the Alaskan wilderness, confident that your gear can take you... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$65
per Adult

Mountain Voyager Flightseeing Tour
Take in all the awe-inspiring majesty of Denali National Park on a sightseeing flight that loops around the south, east, and west faces of North America's tallest peak. See the glaciers that blanket the slopes of the Alaska Range, and... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

1 hour 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$289
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 Traveler

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

$695
per Group

Private 3-Hour City 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 Group

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 Group

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 Group

Private Kenai River Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour
Hone your balance, practice your paddling skills, and get some exercise and fresh air while you take in the scenery during a beginner-friendly stand-up paddleboard tour on the Kenai River. Drift along calm waterways during a mile-long (1. 6-km) river... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$99
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 Group

Private Portage Creek Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour
Get some exercise and soak in the scenery on an easy guided stand-up paddling tour on the calm waters of Portage Creek. Drift down 5 miles (8 km) of this peaceful waterway, admiring views of alpine scenery and snow-capped peaks... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per Adult

Private Standard Car:  Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and your hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$90
per Vehicle

Private SUV: Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Anchorage Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a SUV. For transfers to and from the Anchorage Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

35 minutes

Free cancellation

$198
per Vehicle

Private SUV: Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy a relaxed journey in a high-quality SUV between the airport and your hotel. There’s no waiting in a taxi line, and guaranteed fixed rates include flight tracking, 1 hour of wait time, and all taxes, tolls, and tips. Prices... Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$239
per Vehicle

Private SUV: Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and your hotel in the comfort of an SUV. For transfers to and from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$144
per Vehicle

Private SUV: Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and your hotel in the comfort of an SUV. For transfers to and from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

12 minutes

Free cancellation

$276
per Vehicle

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 Group

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 Group

Private Towncar: Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Anchorage Airport and your hotel in the comfort of a towncar. For transfers to and from the Anchorage Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

35 minutes

Free cancellation

$131
per Vehicle

Private Towncar: Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy a relaxed journey in a high-quality towncar between the airport and your hotel. There’s no waiting in a taxi line, and guaranteed fixed rates include flight tracking, 1 hour of wait time, and all taxes, tolls, and tips. Prices... Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$129
per Vehicle

Private Towncar: Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and your hotel in the comfort of a towncar. For transfers to and from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

2 hours 10 minutes

Free cancellation

$469
per Vehicle

Private Trail of Blue Ice Mountain Biking Tour
Hop on a sturdy mountain bike and pedal along the easy terrain of the Trail of Blue Ice, which loops through scenic forest to end at the shores of beautiful Portage Lake. Ride over boardwalks and bridges and watch for... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per Adult

Private Van: Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

12 minutes

Free cancellation

$333
per Vehicle

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 Group

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

Free cancellation

$49
per Traveler

Shared Shuttle: Anchorage Airport (ANC)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Anchorage Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Anchorage Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$55
per Adult

Southside Explorer Flightseeing Tour
Get an aerial introduction to the breathtaking mountain landscapes of Denali and the Alaska Range on a sightseeing flight in a state-of-the-art plane. With an expert pilot providing running commentary, gaze out from your window seat to take in glacial... Read More

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

1 hour

Free cancellation

$221
per Adult

Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental
Get out on the water on a stand-up paddleboard for an activity that's the perfect combination of low-key exercise and peaceful sightseeing. Whether you're brand new to paddling or an experienced pro, you can spend as much time as you'd... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$65
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 Traveler

Twilight Photography Tour
As night falls in the land of the midnight sun, Alaska's pristine landscapes come to life, with dazzling snowscapes twinkling beneath the stars and the Northern Lights dancing above the Anchorage skyline. Grab your camera and head outdoors to capture... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$169
per Traveler

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

Free cancellation

$99
per Traveler

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