Anchorage, Alaska has some of the most unique and exciting attractions within a thousand miles. From the culture seeker to the adrenaline-junkie explorer, our city has endless entertainment opportunities for every type of traveler planning their Anchorage vacation. Here are just some of the top local attractions.
We believe there’s only one way to fully experience the true spectacle of Alaska – from the air. Aviator Tours Flightseeing introduces each of our passengers to the Great Land. From the snow-capped Denali to cascading glaciers and expansive forests to rushing rivers, nothing gets you more intimate with Alaska than experiencing it’s glory from the air.
Covering 1000 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer, Iditarod is the greatest sled dog race on the planet. With 11 miles of dog sleds lining up at the starting line just outside Aviator Hotel Anchorage, Iditarod is a sight that can’t be missed.
Celebrating the joys of an Alaskan winter, the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Festival features outhouse races, a native arts market, snowshoe softball, a snow sculpture contest, sled-dog races, and the uniquely Alaskan running of the reindeer. Located in the heart of it all, the Aviator Hotel Anchorage is the perfect home base for all the festivities
Experience the northern lights without the cold and all-year-round. Dave Parkhurst’s 40-minute film, “AurorA – Alaska’s Great Northern Lights” features thousands of photographs streamed together and expertly choreographed to an original music score. The Sydney Laurence Theatre is located within walking distance of the Aviator Hotel Anchorage.
From learning about the 1964 earthquake that devastated the city to soaring over the rugged terrain of the last frontier, the Alaska Experience Theatre showcases original documentaries and hands-on fun for all ages. Conveniently located downtown, the Alaska Experience Theatre allows you to get up close with Alaska’s wild animals while enjoying some relaxing downtime.
From local plays to classical theatre and symphonies to jazz, the Alaska Center for Performing Arts has a 2,000 seat concert hall, two theatres, and recital halls for year-round entertainment. With more than 600 performances each year, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is the cultural hub of our city.