Activities in Alaska

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Range Balls at Palmer Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Palmer Golf Course

Palmer

$118 $59

Mountains embrace a valley course that abuts the Matanuska River; power carts carry players and their clubs over bluegrass fairways

Rockin' B Horse Fair and Show for Two or Four from Rockin’ B Riding Club (Up to 53% Off)

Rockin' B Riding Club

Anchorage

$32 $16

Rockin’ B Riding Club provides horse rides and breed demonstrations and performs musical jumping, drill teams, and bridleless liberty riding

$55 for Four Weekly 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Valley School of Music ($120 Value)

Valley School of Music

Wasilla

$120 $55

Private music lessons focus on the songs and styles of music that students want to learn, on instruments such as piano, guitar, and violin

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

Hiking Yoga

Goose Lake Park

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Denali Gymnastics & Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Denali Gymnastics & Fitness

Wasilla

$135 $59

CrossFit classes provide a full-body workout with an intense blend of fitness disciplines including boxing, weightlifting, and gymnastics

Two-Day Salsa Bootcamp or Punch Card for 8 or 16 Dance Classes at Alaska Dance Promotions (Up to 59% Off)

Alaska Dance Promotions

Taku / Campbell

$120 $60

Ten hours of intensive salsa instruction over two days, held in a ballroom at the Hotel Captain Cook; dance classes include zumba & bachata

Karate Course for One or Two with Orientation, Month of Classes, and Uniform at Okamoto's Karate (Up to 69% Off)

Okamoto's Karate

Multiple Locations

$125 $43

Multidisciplinary-karate philosophy bolsters physical and mental fortitude in students of all skill levels

Visit with Use of Flight Simulator for Two or Four or Jet Rental at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum (Up to Half Off)

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

Anchorage International Airport

$20 $10

Five hangars, three theaters, and more than 20 vintage aircraft give visitors a glimpse into Alaska's aeronautical past

One Month's Worth or 10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Alaska (Up to 62% Off)

CrossFit Alaska

Anchorage

$180 $69

With moves that mimic lifting and pulling, CrossFit trainers coach all levels in a strength & conditioning program designed for scalability

Four or Eight Tumbling Classes for Toddlers at Alaska Athletics (Up to 54% Off)

Alaska Athletics

Anchorage

$60 $30

Tumbling classes help toddlers learn balance and coordination in a well-supervised environment

$22 for One Hour of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Five at Center Bowl (Up to $45 Value)

Center Bowl

Anchorage

$45 $22

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Bowlers send pins clattering in a 50-year-old bowling alley with Brunswick synthetic lanes, auto-scoring, and touchscreen controls

Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Mammoth Music (Up to 52% Off)

Mammoth Music

Downtown

$60 $29

Instructors help students learn to strum tunes on guitars

$69 for Four-Hour Adult Cooking Class at Let's Cook Alaska ($140 Value)

Let's Cook Alaska

Sand Lake

$140 $69

Hands-on classes teach students techniques and terminology during the creation of an entire meal, which is shared at the end of class

5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes at Urban Zen Yoga Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Urban Zen Hot Yoga Studio

Downtown

$62.50 $29

Standard yoga, Vinyasa flow, and hot Vinyasa performed in a 95-degree studio

5- or 10-Visit Punch Pass for Indoor Play Sessions at Kaleidoscape Play Studio (50% Off)

Kaleidoscape Play Studio

Midtown

$50 $25

Colorful play and art space encourages discovery in five playscapes and center exhibit that changes every few months

Five or Ten Open-Bounce Visits or a Jump Party for 10 Kids at Bouncin' Bears (Up to 54% Off)

Bouncin' Bears

Anchorage

$75 $35

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Inflatable slides, obstacles, and castles greet kids within a supervised play center; parties include drinks and supplies

Anchorage All Around City Tour for Two or Four from Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises (Up to 52% Off)

Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises

Downtown

$198 $99

Guided tours around Anchorage make stops at Point Woronzof, Ship Creek, Earthquake Park, Alaska Native Medical Center, and Ulu knife factory

Earthquake Simulation and Double Feature for Two or Four at Alaska Experience Theater (Up to 53% Off) 

Alaska Experience Theater

Downtown

$44.30 $22

This 45-minute program begins in a theater that rocks to re-create a major earthquake and includes two shorts showcasing Alaska's beauty

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Sydney Laurence Theatre on Wednesday, September 17 (Up to 48% Off)

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts Sydney Laurence Theatre

$34.75 $18

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Playwright Christopher Durang sent Chekhov through a blender to create his loopy, Tony-winning comedy about envy, longing, and family

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The non-profit Alaska Native Heritage Center honors the diverse indigenous peoples of our 49th state by chronicling Native cultures, languages, and traditions and instilling pride in Native communities. Alongside a serene lake, a wooded path winds through six life-size dwellings in the center's outdoor facilities. These re-creations of ancient homes showcase Alaska's 11 cultural groups, and at each site, cultural representatives perform Native dances, demonstrate games and art, and tell stories about life in the past. The Alaska Native Heritage Center utilizes education and celebration to spread knowledge of Alaska's unique Native cultures across the globe, while also preserving and perpetuating indigenous traditions. Inside the museum, a collection of tools, artwork, and drums provides a tangible representation of contemporary Native people’s lives. The museum covers all native cultures in exhibits such as the Inupiaq exhibit and the Athabascan exhibit, which features a hand-woven birch-bark basket and moccasins made of moose hide and beads. To supplement the interactive displays, the Heritage Center conducts cultural outreach through a variety of programs, including the Walking in Two Worlds program, which connects 6th- through 8th-grade students with their cultural roots. The Alaska Native Playwrights Project helps Native people to find an outlet for their stories through theatrical productions and eloquent playbills.:

8800 Heritage Center Dr
Anchorage,
AK
US

Ever since The Alaska Club opened its first location in 1986, they've been striving to serve their members by adding amenities, classes, and opening new locations. Though each location?s offerings vary, they supplement their well-stocked fleets of cardio machines and strength equipment with cycling studios, climbing walls, basketball courts, swimming pools, and play centers for the kids. The club also offers spa services including hydromassage beds, tanning, and saunas.

Group fitness classes include yoga, step aerobics, and Pilates, and personal trainers stand at the ready to help clients focus on fitness goals. The clubs also offer swim lessons and summer camps for kids, setting in stone their commitment to making The Alaska Club a place for the whole family, not the half-formed family, which needs at least seven more years to gestate in the laboratory incubator.

747 Old Richardson Highway
Fairbanks,
AK
US

Ever since The Alaska Club opened its first location in 1986, they've been striving to serve their members by adding amenities, classes, and opening new locations. Though each location?s offerings vary, they supplement their well-stocked fleets of cardio machines and strength equipment with cycling studios, climbing walls, basketball courts, swimming pools, and play centers for the kids. The club also offers spa services including hydromassage beds, tanning, and saunas.

Group fitness classes include yoga, step aerobics, and Pilates, and personal trainers stand at the ready to help clients focus on fitness goals. The clubs also offer swim lessons and summer camps for kids, setting in stone their commitment to making The Alaska Club a place for the whole family, not the half-formed family, which needs at least seven more years to gestate in the laboratory incubator.

2841 Riverside Dr
Juneau,
AK
US

The Musk Ox Farm director Mark Austin is the first to admit that Maple, a three-day-old musk ox calf, is the cutest thing in the world. Her thin legs take wobbling steps. Her fine fuzz tickles her giant mother’s belly. And when she ambles through the pasture after nursing, her bright pink tongue wags from the side of her mouth. And Maple is just the beginning: 11 more calves are on the way this spring season, and the farm will soon burst into a flurry of feeding, combing, inserting microchips, tending to mothers, and, of course, greeting visitors.

Though he acknowledges the endearing quality of a baby musk ox in spring, Mr. Austin worries that visitors to The Musk Ox Farm might get so caught up with the new calf that they miss the farm's larger project. “I’m trying to battle the perception we’re a roadside attraction. It’s not just about getting out of your car and snapping a photo of a musk ox for your Alaska photo album.”

Not that Mr. Austin hasn’t snapped a few photos of Maple himself. He simply hopes the spectacle won’t overshadow the nonprofit farm’s scope, which begins and ends with the animals themselves. Although the majestic species is about 600,000 years old, domestication efforts began only 60 years ago by Farm founder John Teal. Every spring, the several-hundred-pound animals shed their qiviut, a thick under wool, some of which the farm ships to the native knitters’ cooperative in Oomingmak. There, members knit the wool into delicate lacy garments that they eventually sell to supplement their subsistence lifestyle. So when Mr. Austin looks at Maple, he sees not just a huggable calf, but the source of positive economic change for rural native Alaskan women. “The animals are fascinating,” he says. “But it’s the big picture that gets me up in the morning.”

12850 East Archie Road
Palmer,
AK
US

Built in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from Russia, the Anchorage Museum’s mirrored skin now holds an immense collection of exhibits that celebrate Alaska’s history and innovations in art and science. Using grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations, Anchorage Museum was able to devote four floors and a small but well-appointed fourth dimension to art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology—all represented by more than 25,000 objects.

Through a series of permanent exhibits, visitors embark on a cultural and geological voyage. More than 600 Alaskan Native artifacts on loan from the Smithsonian Institution join miniature dioramas of indigenous lifestyles in illuminating the cultures that first shaped the area, while other collections peer into the gold rush era, World War II, and the process of becoming a state. Itchy hands find relief in the Imaginarium Discovery Center, a playground for DIY discovery where visitors of all ages can touch sea stars, shoot air cannons, and learn more about what makes a volcano erupt or the aurora borealis cast its eerie glow.

625 C St
Anchorage,
AK
US

Fit Body Boot Camp instructors guide clients toward their fitness and weight-loss goals at locations throughout the world. They lead group workouts that integrate cardio exercise with resistance training and weight training, keeping sessions varied in order to avoid disheartening plateaus. Nutritional guidance supplements tailored fitness programs to ensure that clients are properly fueled to lose, gain, or maintain their weight.

3411 Lathrop St
Fairbanks,
AK
US