Things To Do in Alaska

2–3-Hour Introduction to Snowkiting Ground Lesson for One or Two at Alaska Kite Adventures (Up to 51% Off)

Alaska Kite Adventures

Wasilla

Instructors teach the basics of flying a foil power kite, safely covering kite anatomy and how to harness the strength of the wind’s force

$400 $199

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Day of Paintball with Gun, Mask, Air, and Ammo for Two, Six, or Ten at 907 Paintball (Up to 60% Off)

907 Paintball

South Anchorage Sports Park

Paintballers with masks and markers navigate an outdoor field filled with inflatable obstacles for an adrenaline-fueled face-off

$80 $35

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Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride for Two or Four or Sleigh Rental from Alaska Horse Adventures LLC (Up to 50% Off)

Alaska Horse Adventures, LLC

Butte

Sleigh rides travel through snow-dusted forest, passing by native wildlife and ending with a warm fire

$135 $69

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

Let's Cook Alaska

Sand Lake

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

$140 $69

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$335 for a Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing for Two People from Knik River Lodge ($670 Value)

Knik River Lodge

Knik Glacier

Helicopter tour flies guests over icebergs and Lake George before landing on a gigantic glacier for a 20-minute hike

$670 $335

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes at Urban Zen Yoga Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Urban Zen Hot Yoga Studio

Downtown

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

$62.50 $26

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$339 for One-Hour Knik Glacier Flight for Up to Three from Legends Aviation ($687 Value)

Legends Aviation

Willow Airport

Alaskan bush pilot flies visitors over dazzling views of Mt. KcKinley, Knik Glacier, and native wildlife

$687 $339

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$23 for $65 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Anchorage Seibukan Karate Do

Anchorage Seibukan

Anchorage

Seibukan Karate Do is a traditional style martial art that is well suited for adults

$65 $23

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

Denali Gymnastics & Fitness

Wasilla

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

$135 $59

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Anchorage All Around City Tour for One or Two from Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises

Downtown

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

$99 $49.50

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Karate Course for One or Two with Orientation, Month of Classes, and Uniform at Okamoto's Karate (Up to 75% Off)

Okamoto's Karate

Multiple Locations

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

$125 $35

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Stained-Glass or Ornament-Making Class for One or Two People at Clay Owen Studios (Up to 52% Off)

Clay Owen Studios

Anchorage

Artist Autumn Tetlow hosts classes where students make artful stained-glass sun catchers or holiday ornaments

$100 $59

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$30 for Two Hours of Indoor Golf Simulation at Alaska Golf Shot ($60 Value)

Alaska Golf Shot

Gateway

Simulators let players swing into digital replications of 61 courses, such as Pebble Beach & Pinehurst, or engage in dynamic practice modes

$60 $30

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10 Kids CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Alaska (Up to 59% Off)

CrossFit Alaska

South Anchorage

With moves that play-pull, push, run, throw, climb, lift, and jump, CrossFit Kids classes are designed for children ages 6–12 at all levels

$100 $41

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at Alisha's Rhythm and Beats Dance Academy (75% Off)

Alisha's Rhythm And Beats Dance Academy

Anchorage

From the merchant: Dance styles include Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Acrobatics and Zumba!

$120 $30

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$20 for One Hour of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Five at Center Bowl (Up to $45 Value)

Center Bowl

Anchorage

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

$45 $20

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Full Service Hotel Year Built 1977 Year Remodeled 2004 Additional Property Description The biggest city in Alaska boasts the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race and has an abundance of oil companies nearby, which makes convenience a big plus for our Anchorage hotel guests. Close to hospitals, local businesses and annual events, this Anchorage hotel has it all. We are close to major oil companies and have a great location right off the highway. Tourists and medical travelers alike enjoy the warm, welcome atmosphere of our hotel. With a friendly staff, spacious rooms and luxurious bedding, we are proud to be your home away from home. The Iditarod Sled Dog Race and Fur Rendezvous are big reasons why many people come to Anchorage, but there is also an abundance of outdoor recreation available. From sightseeing to hiking and fishing, outdoor activities reign supreme in this region. The nearby Alaska Native Heritage Center is a must see for history buffs and any travelers looking for a slice of culture. At our Anchorage hotel, we also welcome many business travelers from around the world. Some of our regular guests are in town for work with BP Global, CH2M HILL and of course various other oil companies. We are also a favorite for employees of Providence Alaska Native Medical Center. Our service men and women traveling for business at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson choose us because of our well appointed rooms and quality amenities, including our small banquet rooms for meetings. Whether you are visiting Anchorage for business or for a once in a lifetime vacation, it matters where you stay. We are proud to offer our guests the best in service and quality. From a weekend trip to extended stays, we aim to make your visit special. Book your clean and comfortable room at the BEST WESTERN Golden Lion Hotel for a

1000 E 36th Ave
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

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

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