Things To Do in Alaska

Half Off Outdoor Adventure from Legends Alaska

Legends Alaska

Willow Airport

$800 $399

Experienced bush pilot carries travelers across glacial lakes and forests during a chartered flight, hike, and fishing trip

Up to Half Off at Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

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

50% Off Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand Up Alaska

Wasilla

$130 $65

Standing atop a paddleboard, adventurers cruise the tepid water of Wasilla Lake as they soak in the surrounding scenery and wildlife

40% Off from Alaska Backcountry Access

Alaska Backcountry Access

Hotel Alyeska

$595 $355

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Experienced guides lead groups on rafting, jet-boating, canyoneering, or kayaking trips

Up to 55% Off ATV or Snowmobile Tours

Alaska Backcountry Adventure Tours

Butte

$255 $125

Guides teach visitors how to maneuver ATVs and snowmobiles before departing for woodsy trails and snow-covered scenery

Up to 59% Off Pottery Class at Clay Owen Studios

Clay Owen Studios

Southside Anchorage

$45 $22

Artist Autumn Tetlow hosts pottery classes that unlock the art of throwing and painting pots

Up to 46% Off Stained-Glass Class at Clay Owen Studios

Clay Owen Studios

Anchorage

$100 $55

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

Up to 54% Off Kids’ Bounce Visits or Party

Bouncin' Bears

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

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

Up to 54% Off Kids’ Bounce Visits or Party

Bouncin' Bears

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

(11)

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

Up to 73% Off Kids' Baseball Camp

Alaska Baseball Development Program

Multiple Locations

$240 $95

Baseball camps emphasize fundamentals; the initial camp includes an appearance from former pro Steve Larkin from the Cincinnati Reds

Up to 73% Off Kids' Baseball Camp

Alaska Baseball Development Program

Multiple Locations

$240 $95

Baseball camps emphasize fundamentals; the initial camp includes an appearance from former pro Steve Larkin from the Cincinnati Reds

Up to 53%b Off to Paint-Your-Own Pottery

All Fired Up

Midtown

$20 $10

Pre-fired ceramic bisques serve as canvas, allowing guests to express creativity with food-safe, water-based paints

Up to 53% Off at Alaska Experience Theater 

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

50% Off Rage CIty Rollergirls v. Mother State Roller Derby

Rage City Rollergirls

AT&T Sports Pavilion

$30 $15

Cheer on bruisers including Pain Maker Sally and Bat Ma'am during their roller-derby bout against the Mother State Roller Derby

60% Off Ceramics-Painting Studio Visits

Color Me Mine Anchorage

Taku / Campbell

$50 $20

Patrons paint blank ceramic bisques ranging from dishes to Disney figurines inside a newly relocated, 1,750-square-foot studio

54% Off Kids' Camp at Arctic Crown Canvas

Arctic Crown Canvas

Midtown

$300 $139

Kids enjoy themed summer camps that focus on developing artistic creativity through painting, acrylics, watercolor, drawing, and crafts

51% Off Helicopter Tour with Glacier Landing

Knik River Lodge

Knik River

$335 $165

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

Up to 62% Off Glacier and Wildlife Explorer Tour

Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises

Downtown Anchorage

$418 $199

Guided van tours along the Turnagain Arm include a one-hour boat to Portage Glacier and a visit to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

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

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Curves has established nearly 10,000 gyms for women in more than 85 countries, with 4 million members worldwide. Three Anchorage locations invite ladies of all fitness levels to the training circuit. Circuit trainees gather in a circle comprised of 13 resistance machines and 13 recovery stations. During the course of a 30-minute workout, they alternate between machines that work two opposing muscle groups with a single motion and recovery stations where they run, dance, or swagger in place to maintain heart rates. Ladies carry Curves Smart chips that feed their personal fitness info into the training machines. A green light on the chip indicates sufficient workout intensity, which rises as one's strength increases.

Curves now offers the 90-day Curves Complete program, which pairs diet and exercise with the motivation of peers and trainers.

6311 Debarr Rd
Anchorage,
AK
US

The sporting aficionados at Bearpaw Archery believe the art of the arrow can and should be a family-oriented activity. They frequently populate the 20- and 30-yard ranges on their Wasilla facility with activities, instruction, and events that involve archers as young as 5. Youth leagues and 10-week homeschool classes accustom kids to the sport, and veteran competitors and recreational archers are treated to league play and a pro shop outfitted with equipment from brands including Excalibur Crossbow, Genesis, and Parker Compound Bows. The archers also welcome high-level competition by hosting the state shoots—an event where skilled archers plant their arrows precisely where they want them: holding up that slipping poster from Woodstock ‘69.

1251 W Melanie Ave
Wasilla,
AK
US

Anchorage Athletic Club combines years of fitness expertise with the palpable camaraderie of several group exercise classes led by a supportive staff. Solo workouts on cardio and strength equipment can grant the athleticism of a half-man, half-Walter Payton, and three specialized studios host hot-yoga sessions to promote breathwork and the development of a lithe figure. The club augments its body-sculpting services with add-ons such as childcare and tanning beds, and a roster of premium classes hones kung fu jabs and the self-defense maneuvers of krav maga. The Anchorage Athletic Club's staff maintains a friendly attitude while placing a premium on motivating guests in an affable and helpful way.

202 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage,
AK
US

From inside their Alaska Adventure Unlimited's fire-warmed, creek-side chalets, a quartet of companions can revel in views of the Talkeetna Mountains, fish in nearby creeks and streams, hike glaciers, paddle rolling rivers, and unearth the natural wonders of Denali National Park. The bucolic-brained may explore the outdoors, and those looking to lounge may laze on the chalet's leather living room couches and pillow-topped king-, queen- or twin-sized beds. Chalets are equipped with a 32-inch flat screen television, an indoor jet Jacuzzi, and enough towels to dry off any Jacuzzi John or Creek Candice. While a continental breakfast of muffins and hot and cold cereal is prepared daily, the chalets' stainless steel and granite countertops grant gourmands a kingdom from which to cook the day's catch.

3750 N Caribou St
Wasilla,
AK
US

WildRide Sled Dog Rodeos pay homage to Alaska’s furriest and most distinctive athletes with an evening of music, laughs, and incredible exploits. Boasting a line-up of Iditarod and Yukon Quest champions both human and canine, rodeos pit sled teams against each other in races, test lead-dog training with voice-command obstacle courses, and shame local strongmen as a 16-dog team pulls a 10,000-pound truck from a standstill. After the competition, the young and young at heart can snap a photo with adorable husky puppies and meet Hugo, one of the four-legged stars of Disney’s Snow Buddies. Shows run rain or shine, with rodeo viewers safely ensconced in comfortable covered bleachers that protect attendees from the elements like stadium-sized mukluks.

185 E Ship Creek Ave
Anchorage,
AK
US

Amateur pilots can learn how to fly Cessna planes, Piper J3 Cubs, and Maule MX7s during float ratings, bush courses, and tailwheel training with Legends Aviation. For those who'd rather see the sights than take the controls, tours traverse some of Alaska's most notable landscapes, including Denali National Park, the Mount Spurr volcano, and the Knik Glacier. Soar over the icy peaks and deep valleys or hire a plane to take you to official checkpoints along the Iditarod Trail to look for abandoned foam fingers.

HC 89 Box 109
Willow,
AK
US