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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.
Movie Theater
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“Bear Tooth is the sister restaurant to Moose's Tooth, except it offers the option to watch a movie—from classics to first-run films. Choose a standard sit-down meal, or have your meal as you enjoy a film. The full menu (including Moose's Tooth's world-famous pizza) is available for movie-goers, and there's even a beer station in the back of the theater. A few booths are available for reservations, and they seat four comfortably. Call early to make sure you get one.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Favorite of locals and tourists for pizza! Waiting list to get a table can be long during peak hours however.”
  • 141 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great place to get a little bit of Alaskan history as well as see some local artists. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Park
“Bike trails, running trails, cross-country ski trails, soccer fields, disc golf, and a place to host events. Best biking and disc-golf in the city.”
  • 97 locals recommend
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Mountain
“Most popular hiking trail in town. Short .75-1.5 hour hike depending on ability. Great views from the top of the city and inlet. Try one of the other trails from the parking lot for a more rugged hike into the rest of the Chugach mountains. Or if you simply want a easy view, there is a short overlook trail right next to the parking lot. No hiking required.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Snow City Cafe has been amazing for years! It’s busy for a reason. Plan on waiting 20-30 minutes but it’s worth it. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Beautiful setting around lake with examples of various Alaskans cultural regions. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Brewery
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“a local, and tourist spot! Great food and great atmosphere. Make sure to get a reservation”
  • 72 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A favorite of ours for celebrating special events. We always ask for a table by the window so we can enjoy a view of the inlet.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Zoo
“Located an easy one-hour drive from Anchorage along the scenic Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) is a great experience for all ages. If you're on the hunt for souvenirs, don't miss the gift shop.”
  • 51 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great restaurant and bar- my favorite calamari and bloody mary in Anchorage. They are known for their bacon of the month and tots.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The food here is amazing. If possible you should definitely go enjoy your meal out on the deck. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This bakery has two locations, both tucked away in neighborhoods. This is truly a local favorite that’s worth hunting down. The pastries are worth the stop. They also have limited gluten free options.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best salmon spread in Anchorage is served at Humpy's. Live music available later in the evenings and a large selection of beers on tap.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall is about a 10 minute drive to the downtown area. They have JC Penney's, nordstrom's, Victoria secret, And many other retail stores within the mall.”
  • 33 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!”
  • 62 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Movie Theater
“Bear Tooth is the sister restaurant to Moose's Tooth, except it offers the option to watch a movie—from classics to first-run films. Choose a standard sit-down meal, or have your meal as you enjoy a film. The full menu (including Moose's Tooth's world-famous pizza) is available for movie-goers, and there's even a beer station in the back of the theater. A few booths are available for reservations, and they seat four comfortably. Call early to make sure you get one.”
  • 164 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Favorite of locals and tourists for pizza! Waiting list to get a table can be long during peak hours however.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Snow City Cafe has been amazing for years! It’s busy for a reason. Plan on waiting 20-30 minutes but it’s worth it. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Brewery
“a local, and tourist spot! Great food and great atmosphere. Make sure to get a reservation”
  • 72 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A favorite of ours for celebrating special events. We always ask for a table by the window so we can enjoy a view of the inlet.”
  • 67 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great restaurant and bar- my favorite calamari and bloody mary in Anchorage. They are known for their bacon of the month and tots.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bar
“The best salmon spread in Anchorage is served at Humpy's. Live music available later in the evenings and a large selection of beers on tap.”
  • 48 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!”
  • 62 locals recommend

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