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Things to do in Anchorage

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“If you are looking to learn more about Alaska and view Alaskan art, this is a great way to spend half a day. Also, every 1st Friday of the month is free admission. ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Cinema
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“The best pizza in Alaska and $4 movies - with full bar and restaurant service while you watch. They show hit movies as well as lesser known titles and older films. Literally does not get better than this. The perfect rainy day activity!”
  • 167 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Super delicious pizza. Cool restaurant with their own Micro brewery. Go early, it gets very busy.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Mountain
“This hike is great in both summer and winter. IN the winter months make sure you have 4 wheel drive or the roads are dry - you can contact us for a road update! Be properly dressed in winter clothes, and in the summer take bear spray. Always tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. The view from the top is incredible! ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great place for bunch and lunch but also take away to eat along the coastal trail. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to ride bikes, ski, snowshoe, jog or walk! You can also play frisbee golf.... great 18 hole course!”
  • 100 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Beautiful setting around lake with examples of various Alaskans cultural regions. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Very popular dining in downtown Anchorage. Very busy, I recommend reservations. Love the ribs!”
  • 76 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Highly recommend this restaurant in midtown! Great for brunch time through dinner. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This place is amazing for baked goodies but also a nice brunch or lunch option”
  • 75 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you are looking for delicious seafood, this is the place to go. If you can, snag a spot by the windows so you have a view of the Inlet. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Restuarant and brewery with awesome food and beer! They can be a bit pricey but worth it!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Zoo
“The perfect setting to learn about Alaska's wildlife. AWCC offers up close animal encounters and a 200 acre campus for viewing and educating. AWCC is located about 1 hour out of town. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
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!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
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“Located in downtown Anchorage, this restaurant is AK authentic and has everything to please seafood AND beer lovers. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“This place is worth the drive to Girdwood. Popular and may have to wait to get in. You will remember it forever. ”
  • 47 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cinema
“The best pizza in Alaska and $4 movies - with full bar and restaurant service while you watch. They show hit movies as well as lesser known titles and older films. Literally does not get better than this. The perfect rainy day activity!”
  • 167 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Super delicious pizza. Cool restaurant with their own Micro brewery. Go early, it gets very busy.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great place for bunch and lunch but also take away to eat along the coastal trail. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
“Very popular dining in downtown Anchorage. Very busy, I recommend reservations. Love the ribs!”
  • 76 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Highly recommend this restaurant in midtown! Great for brunch time through dinner. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you are looking for delicious seafood, this is the place to go. If you can, snag a spot by the windows so you have a view of the Inlet. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Works by local artists fill this airy coffeehouse that offers baked goods, vegan options & Wifi. They have amazing soups & sandwiches here!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in downtown Anchorage, this restaurant is AK authentic and has everything to please seafood AND beer lovers. ”
  • 49 locals recommend

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