At the western end of downtown Anchorage Snow City Café has some of the best breakfast food in town. There will likely be a worthwhile wait for a table, but there is drip coffee available in the waiting area. Try the eggs benedict with salmon or crab cakes. Or if you’re in more of a hurry to get into the outdoors then stop by one of the many Kaladi Brothers Coffee locations in Anchorage. The coffee is locally roasted in Alaska and truly the best around.
Hike up Flattop Mountain in Chugach State Park. On a clear day you can see much of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage, the Cook Inlet and maybe even Denali in the Alaska Range far to the northwest. The Flattop Mountain Shuttle will take you up there from the city if you don’t have a car. Or rent bikes from Pablo’s Bicycle Rentals or Anchorage Bike Rentals and cruise around Kincaid Park… Just be sure to watch out for moose.
The fish tacos at the Bear Tooth Grill are delicious and the location is conveniently close to downtown, but my favorite lunchtime spot is Midnight Sun Brewing. Daily specials include taco Tuesdays and posole on Thursdays, but everything on the menu is amazing. Their beer is also some of the best in town.
If you decide to stay in the city for the afternoon, check out the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn more about the cultural history of the state. If the Boar Tide is changing in Turnagain Arm, there are a number of scenic pull-offs along the Seward Highway to watch paddle boarders and surfers catch the wave…. Yes you can surf in Alaska! While along Turnagain Arm keep an eye out for bald eagles and white beluga whales.
Remember you’re in Alaska so stick with the seafood. Fresh crab, halibut, and salmon should be your go-to’s. Humpy’s Great Alaska Ale House is your stop for fish and chips and other local food. For a higher end dining experience reserve a table at Simon & Seafort’s and cross your fingers that Halibut Cheeks are on the menu that day.
There are a number of micro breweries in Anchorage such as the aforementioned Midnight Sun Brewing, Anchorage Brewing Company, King Street Brewing Company and the Broken Tooth Brewing Company. If beer isn’t your style head to South to try a custom crafted cocktail. Their Moscow Mule is my favorite, but they are also famous for their gin cocktails.
Keep in mind that sunset might be as late as 11:30pm in the middle of the summer. If you’re still awake, check out the show at Lake Hood or Point Woronzof Park. Lake Hood is the largest seaplane base in the world and reflects the sun perfectly if you sit on the deck or grass in front of the Lakefront Hotel. If you have a car then head around the north side of the Anchorage airport, past Earthquake Park, to Point Woronzof Park to watch the sun set behind Sleeping Lady (the mountain to the west) and prepare for the roar of jets taking off right over your head.
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Anchorage is served by most major American carriers and will also be served by Icelandair from Reykjavik from 15 May 2013. Air travel is the cheapest and most efficient form of transportation in and out of the state. Non-stop flights are available from Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Portland, and Seattle year-round. Many arriving and departing out-of-state flights are late-night "red-eyes," but there are often many daytime flights to and from Seattle. Anchorage recently completed extensive remodeling and construction at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC) (ICAO: PANC) to help accommodate the upsurge in tourism (unofficial sources have estimated the numbers for 2004 at some four million tourists arriving in Alaska between May and September).
Anchorage is also accessible from the contiguous U.S. (locally referred to as "the Lower 48") and Canada via road. The Alaska Highway starts in northern British Columbia and terminates in Fairbanks. You can get to Anchorage via either the Parks Highway from Fairbanks or the Glenn Highway from Tok (the first major Alaskan town after crossing the Canadian border). The Seward Highway serves traffic entering Anchorage from the Kenai Peninsula to the south and its Alaska Marine Highway System terminals.
Make sure to pick up a copy of The Milepost , which is widely regarded as the premier road guide for western Canada and Alaska. The Milepost has extremely detailed route descriptions of all of the roads, pointing out everything from scenic viewpoints and campgrounds down to the names of small creeks the roads pass over. If you're flying in to Anchorage and then driving around the state, wait and pick up a copy of The Milepost at one of the local Costcos or WalMarts--the price there is around half of list price.
Many cruise lines provide transportation from their terminals to Anchorage and may even include tours or your return air travel out of the state.
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