5 Reasons to Visit Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska is home to incredible wildlife, a bustling city, and amazing sites to see. It’s the whole package. Many of our travelers want to take an assignment in Alaska at some point in their career. It’s one of those places you definitely want to check off your bucket list. It wasn’t hard for us to find some bucket-list worthy items in the area.

  1. Northern Lights Tour – If you don’t have going to see the Northern Lights on your bucket list, you definitely should. It’s a once in a lifetime, mind-blowing experience. In Anchorage, there are overnight and multi-day excursions that, with a little planning and luck, you’ll get to witness the amazing Northern Lights.
  2. Whale Watching Tour – There are all kinds of amazing wildlife in Alaska, but going whale watching is one of the most unique and fun opportunities this frozen land offers. You can book a cruise to watch for Orcas, humpback whales, gray or beluga whales. Most tours are quick and easy one-day cruises. You can grab some amazing photos and you’ll make memories you will never forget.
  3. Glacier Tours: Hop on a helicopter and get the scenic view of the amazing remote wildlife living near Anchorage. You can even arrange to say your vows on a glacier! The helicopter is a great way to view all that Alaska has to offer.

What to eat in Anchorage, Alaska: Kincaid Grill

You can’t leave Anchorage without visiting the Kincaid Grill. They serve amazing local, fresh seafood and game and some handcrafted desserts. Make yourself a reservation and go enjoy something delicious.

“A wonderful atmosphere for a special dinner out, focusing on seafood. The meals are delicious and the staff attentive. Plan on spending money, though.”
Steve B.

“Fantastic restaurant. Serves locally sourced products with an imaginative spin on classic flavor pairings. Service is top notch and they have a fantastic wine selection. Do not miss!”
Christopher J.

“Excellent food and so was the service. They only serve seasonal seafood ., but you will be delighted with the presentation and freshness added with taste, which is amazing.”
Srilal D.

Where to grab dessert in Anchorage, Alaska: Sweet Caribou

For all the Macaron lovers out there, you’ll want to plan to trip to Sweet Caribou. They have so many delicious flavors and bright colors. They don’t just stop at macarons though. They serve lunch and other delicious desserts too. Grab a cupcake and a lunch bowl on your day off and enjoy a sweet treat.

“Fantastic fast service, lunch options for busy professionals working nearby. I picked up a Talkeetna Ginger Sesame Salad, on returning to the office I was delighted to find the salads include a macaroon in a little container inside. A sweet little bonus. Local business owned and operated so if whether you are a tourist passing through or Anchorage born a raise I highly suggest stopping in. Great way to support a local business and pick up a tasty treat. They can also package macaroons for the plane!”
Kate R.

“Definitely the sweetest place in Anchorage! The staff are super nice and even stayed after closing so that we could pick up our birthday order! Above and beyond! Service like that is worth the drive all the way from Nashville TN💕❤”
Abila B.

“Really great service from super friendly staff. Personal faves are their Kale & Quinoa salad, and of course the Macaroons. Always try their specials, but I love their Birthday Cake! Oh, and their fresh brewed tea is amazing.”
Christine E.

We asked real travelers what they thought of the area and we got some amazing responses!

“I work in mother-baby and love it! I’m also from Fairbanks, Alaska. Careful, a lot of travelers come here and never leave though 😂 it’s beautiful there’s lots of stuff to do in and outside of Anchorage. I’ve tried leaving AK and I always come back haha”
Rayna N.

“I LOVED Anchorage. was there during Iditarod. Watch out for all the one-way streets. purchase a sun lamp. Hope you love 70’s music because that’s what’s mostly on the radio. I worked at Providence. LOVE THEM. take the train to Fairbanks and fly back. Go see the ice carvings and the Chena hot springs outside Fairbanks. Stay away from the Moose that wander the streets. NEVER go work in the bush…ever. Lot’s of great places to eat and drink. great people…but then…I’m from Montana.”
Maria L.