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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
“11 blocks from bnb. Great native art collection, contemporary exhibits & planetarium shows. Visit the museum coffee shop or Muse restaurant for lunch & dinner...food by local renowned chef. A little pricy, but excellent food and great atmosphere.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Cinema
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“It has a theatre pub for brews, food and movies. On the other side is the Bear Tooth Grille with a seating area, great food, and one of the best margaritas in town. Great food with a wonderful local Alaska atmosphere.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Voted #1 pizzeria in the nation in 2019! You have to say you have been here!”
  • 153 locals recommend
Mountain
“Only five minutes away. This is one of the most popular hikes in Anchorage.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Busy, busy, busy...but if you do not mind waiting, they have the best Kodiak Eggs Benedict ever! Maybe you can check-in, get the buzzer and go to the Captain Cook hotel to look ate the paintings or browse their shops. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Park
“Kincade is a beautiful park with approximately 35 miles of trails and a beach front. You can spot really stunning sunsets and spend romantic nights in the beach front by a fire.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Beautiful setting around lake with examples of various Alaskans cultural regions. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Very popular dining in downtown Anchorage. Very busy, I recommend reservations. Love the ribs!”
  • 81 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Breakfast, lunch, dinner, local beer, craft cocktails. Comfort food, bacon of the month, great salads, pizza, patio seating.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This place is amazing for baked goodies but also a nice brunch or lunch option”
  • 74 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is very close by. Walk out the front door and go up the hill towards downtown. It’s on the left hand side at 420 L St. The food is great The drink specials in the bar are a bargain. And the views are amazing! You can buy a gift card from Costco to save 20%.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Amazing view from their patio, local brewery, good food! It’s busy here though so call ahead or avoid peak hours. My favorite beer here is called “Just the tip”. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Zoo
“View of Alaska's big fauna in a spacious enclosures that approximate the animals natural habitat (not cages, like a zoo)”
  • 64 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Works by local artists fill this airy coffeehouse that offers baked goods, vegan options, and wifi. They have amazing soups and sandwiches and it is a great place to go and get some work done on the laptop if you don't mind a bustling atmosphere.”
  • 62 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. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Located in Girdwood, AK. This is Cajun cooking, emphasizing steak and local seafood in a roadhouse, with a Mardi Gras style decor. They do not take reservations so you want to get there early because they are first come first serve. You can wait in the bar area and have a great cocktail.”
  • 53 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cinema
“It has a theatre pub for brews, food and movies. On the other side is the Bear Tooth Grille with a seating area, great food, and one of the best margaritas in town. Great food with a wonderful local Alaska atmosphere.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Voted #1 pizzeria in the nation in 2019! You have to say you have been here!”
  • 153 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Busy, busy, busy...but if you do not mind waiting, they have the best Kodiak Eggs Benedict ever! Maybe you can check-in, get the buzzer and go to the Captain Cook hotel to look ate the paintings or browse their shops. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Brewery
“Very popular dining in downtown Anchorage. Very busy, I recommend reservations. Love the ribs!”
  • 81 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Breakfast, lunch, dinner, local beer, craft cocktails. Comfort food, bacon of the month, great salads, pizza, patio seating.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is very close by. Walk out the front door and go up the hill towards downtown. It’s on the left hand side at 420 L St. The food is great The drink specials in the bar are a bargain. And the views are amazing! You can buy a gift card from Costco to save 20%.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Works by local artists fill this airy coffeehouse that offers baked goods, vegan options, and wifi. They have amazing soups and sandwiches and it is a great place to go and get some work done on the laptop if you don't mind a bustling atmosphere.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in downtown Anchorage, this restaurant is AK authentic and has everything to please seafood AND beer lovers. ”
  • 50 locals recommend

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