Anchorage Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Anchorage; our list of the best things to see, including Bear Tooth Grill, Alyeska Resort and Chugach Powder Guides.
  • The best place in Anchorage: Bear Tooth Grill

    Bear Tooth Grill

    1230 W 27th Ave
    A wonderful pizza location, similar to the Moose's Tooth described below (although the menu differs a bit). It also features a movie theater in which you can eat dinner (they deliver it right to your seat) and imbibe from the wide selection of microbrews and wines. It mainly plays art house films and those that have been released for some time. It's a great place to spend an evening before taking a red-eye flight out of Anchorage as it's quite close to the Anchorage airport. Buy tickets in advance on the weekends—it can be very busy. The attached Bear Tooth Grill offers very different but equally delicious choices in a more traditional bar/grill restaurant setting.
  • Alyeska Resort

    Alyeska Resort

    Alyeska often has the highest annual snowfall of any ski area in North America and has a wide array of intermediate and expert terrain. Beginner terrain is fairly limited, but Alyeska has a fairly good ski and snowboard instruction program so it is not a bad place to learn.
    Turnagain Arm eat nearby
  • Chugach Powder Guides

    Chugach Powder Guides

    Alaska Heli Skiing in Girdwood, Seward and the Tordrillo Mountains
    Turnagain Arm restaurants nearby
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

    43 mi
    Apr-May 10AM-6PM, May-Sep 8AM-8PM, Sep-May 10AM-5PM, $5, Children 4-12 $3, Seniors 55+ $3, Active Military w/ID $3, Max charge per vehicle $20. AWCC provides refuge for orphaned, injured or ill animals. Visitors drive through the park and see animals large fenced habitat areas including bears, eagles, elk, moose, bison, and more.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Trek Alaska

    Trek Alaska

    6436 Carlos Ct
    Have you dreamed of hiking and backpacking across open Alaskan tundra or lonely alpine passes where few ever go? Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is Alaskan adventure at its finest.
    Scenic Foothills eat nearby
  • Orso


    737 W 5th Ave
    Located right next to and owned by the same company as Glacier BrewHouse, this restaurant offers higher-priced meals inspired by traditional Italian fare. Located in the same block as a number of art galleries and smaller boutique shops, one can keep occupied while waiting (which in the summer season, is typical).
  • Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

    Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

    3300 Old Seward Hwy near New Seward and 36th
    Brews their own beer and makes some fantastic pizza (all-ages welcome). Good atmosphere and walls covered with memorabilia about Alaska and beer. Can be busy. Frequently has outdoor concerts during the summer on the first Thursday of every month ("first tap" is age 21+). Must-go if you like beer. Has vegetarian selections. Medium prices; it's possible to save by splitting a large pizza. Menu and beer list online.
  • Major Marine Tours

    Major Marine Tours

    Full & Half Day Cruises into Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords National Park for wildlife, whale watching & glacier viewing. All cruises are hosted by uniformed rangers and feature a junior ranger program for kids. Large tour boats with reserved table seating inside heated cabins. Enjoy our freshly prepared all-you-can-eat salmon and prime rib meal. Free full-color National Park guide for each adult. Daily departures from early May through September.
    Bayshore-Klatt eat nearby
  • Glacier BrewHouse

    Glacier BrewHouse

    5th Ave between H and G St
    A very popular place to eat in downtown Anchorage. Wide selection of food, impressive selection of beers from their brewery. Hard to go wrong with this one if you're looking for a place to eat downtown.
  • Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

    Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

    3300 Old Seward Hwy
    The Moose's Tooth has world class pizzas and beers. Come enjoy!
  • Solstice Bar & Grill

    Solstice Bar & Grill

    720 W 5th Ave
    While not as popular as Glacier BrewHouse, Solstice Bar & Grill offers meals of a similar quality for a slightly cheaper price. Located in the lobby level of the Westmark Hotel (almost directly across from the BrewHouse), this restaurant can get quite busy during the summer breakfast and dinner times, as Westmark plays host to a number of cruise line guests (its parent company is Holland America Line).
  • Crow's Nest

    Crow's Nest

    4th and K
    AAA four-diamond rating and Wine Spectator awards. Seafood, "French and American" cuisine. View of entire city and Chugach Mountains. Definitely a splurge. Wine sommelier on staff; 10,000 bottle cellar. Dress code: Business casual. Good place to impress a date.
  • Bike Easy Anchorage

    Bike Easy Anchorage

    3703 Spenard Rd
    Anchorage's easiest bike rentals. All equipment delivered/picked up to/from you.
    Spenard food nearby
  • Glacier BrewHouse

    Glacier BrewHouse

    737 W 5th Ave
    "Where Alaskans meet Alaskans"
  • Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

    Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

    610 W 6th Ave
    For Beer Lovers By Beer Lovers
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art

    121 W 7th Ave
    Summer (15 May-15 Sep) 9AM-6PM, open until 9PM on Th, Winter (16 Sep-14 May) Tu-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su noon-5PM, closed M. $10, 0-2 Free ($2 suggested donation), 3-12 $7, Seniors/Military/Students with ID $8. Culture Pass Joint Ticket (admission to Alaska Native Heritage Center AND Anchorage Museum) $26.95 (free shuttle between both museums). The Anchorage Museum of History and Art has various traveling exhibits from around the country and the world, and a variety of local art, including pieces from Sydney Lawrence and Ray Troll. The museum also features an extensive exhibit on Alaskan history, and an expansion to be completed in 2009 will feature a children's museum and part of a Smithsonian collection of Alaska Native art.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center

    8800 Heritage Center Dr
    Summer (8 May-24 Sep) 9AM-6PM daily, Winter (29 Oct-16 Apr) Sa 10AM-5PM, $24.95, Seniors/Military $21.15, Children (Ages 7–16) $16.95, Children (6 and under) free. Culture Pass Joint Ticket (admission to Alaska Native Heritage Center AND Anchorage Museum) $26.95 (free shuttle between both museums). This is much more than just a static museum of glass display cases. The various native Alaskan cultures are all represented in this center. A large stage holds native dance performances as well as other types of events for visitors. Behind the center, a short trail around the lake takes you to several stations that show aspects of life in each of the native Alaskan cultures with native guides with short demonstrations and happily answering questions. Back inside, many items such as artwork, kayaks and ulu knives are on display. A small theater runs various films and there is a gift shop (with a second location in downtown Anchorage).
    Northeast eat nearby
  • Adventure Sixty North

    Seward Alaska's year round outfitter providing Great guided sea kayaking trips, near and around Seward Alaska. Offers sea kayak rental and gear rentals. Explore glacier regions,Heli Kayak Tours, Heli Kayak Dog Mushing Tours, Heli Hiking Bear Glacier, Aialik & Holgate glaciers view sea life and wildlife, orcas, puffins, otters, eagles, bears, and more! 4hr trips full day excursions, overnight sea kayaking adventures, call for water taxi information and local shuttle service. "Let your adventurous spirit be your guide". Join one of our half day or full day and multi-day fully guided or guided rental adventures! Trips Daily!
    Midtown restaurants nearby
  • Anchorage Zoo

    4731 O'Malley Rd
    A small, but charming zoo about 20 minutes from Downtown Anchorage. Visitors can see animals native to the Northern climates, such as Bald Eagles, Moose, Musk Oxen, Grizzlies, and a Polar Bear. A few animals have been rescued from the wild after sustaining life-threatening injuries that wouldn't enable them to survive on their own. There is a shuttle that runs from Downtown to the zoo during the summer several times a day.
    Abbott Loop food nearby
  • Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill

    Simon & Seafort's Saloon & Grill

    420 L St
    Simon & Seafort's... Your any time restaurant for every occassion.
  • Spenard Roadhouse

    Spenard Roadhouse

    1049 W. Northern Lights Blvd
    Tater tots and bourbon in the heart of Spenard!
  • Middle Way Cafe

    Middle Way Cafe

    1300 W Northern Lights Blvd
    Our mission is to contribute towards a healthy, balanced, and sustainable life through good food and drink.
  • Jitters


    11401 Old Glenn Hwy
    Eagle River's Hot spot since 1994!
    Eagle River
  • Firetap Alehouse

    Firetap Alehouse

    10950 O'Malley Centre Drive
    Built by Alaskans for Alaskans. 36 Alaskan Beers on tap, full-bar, Fire Deck oven. Open daily at 11.
  • Tap Root

    Tap Root

    3300 Spenard Rd
    LIVE MUSIC VENUE with great food, and a full bar!
  • Ling & Louie's Asian Bar & Grill

    Ling & Louie's Asian Bar & Grill

    3801 Old Seward Highway Suite 6
    Ling & Louie's Asian Bar and Grill in Scottsdale, where Modern Asian meets American Comfort... definitely Not For Boring People!
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Anchorage uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.