With a stay at Hotel Captain Cook, you'll be centrally located in Anchorage, steps from Imaginarium - Science Discovery Center and Holy Family Cathedral. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Resolution Park and Oscar Anderson House Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 546 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Windows open to ocean and city views. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite body treatments and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours).
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking can be found nearby.
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.
Boasting a "steep and deep" mountain with one of North America’s longest continuous double-black runs, Alyeska Resort packs both an adventurous punch and about 650 inches of snow annually. The mountain benefits from top-to-bottom snowmaking capabilities across the 2,500 feet of vertical terrain, as well as a brand new Ted's Express high-speed quad chairlift to access beginner runs.
The 76 named trails crisscross 1,500 skiable acres, whose lower regions grant visitors breathtaking glimpses through coastal tree lines. As Claire Walter put it in a 2009 Frommer’s review, "No other resort combines true high-mountain terrain, a low oxygen-rich elevation, and splendid ocean views." In the summer, an aerial tram showcases lush flora and fauna and wildlife such as moose and a vacationing Smokey Bear, who acts as a trail guide.
Aside from quick bites at the Daylodge, skiers refuel with burgers and live music at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill or venture to the AAA four-diamond Seven Glaciers restaurant for more formal dining. Guests can rest their heads at the chateau-style Hotel Alyeska and soothe weary muscles at a full-service spa.
While living in Hawaii, CJ and Julia von Imhof got hooked on açai bowls, colorful portions of fruits munched by surfers for a natural, vitamin-packed energy boost. The base of the bowls, açai, is a restorative fruit found in Brazilian palm trees, rumored to be a superfood for its high antioxidant content and ability to deflect bullets. The von Imhofs craved the superhealthy food when they moved to Alaska, inspiring them to open their own açai café and “healthy-lifestyle shop.”
The little restaurant brought a slice of island life to Alaska; as a food critic at the Anchorage Daily News wrote, “A distinctly Hawaiian influence was evident on my first visit; I was instantly transported to a beachfront surf shack.” The shop’s signature dish, the açai bowl, starts with a base of açai blended with dark berries and topped with a tasty variety of tropical fruits, chia seeds, chopped almonds, goji berries, spirulina, and bee pollen. The vegan-friendly bowls contain no added sugars or preservatives, yet still taste as sweet as dessert, breakfast cereal, or revenge, leading to delighted reviews by food critics from Examiner.
Foodie John Mayser dined his way around the world while serving in the United States Air Force, but as he told the Anchorage Daily News, he never found a replacement for the Italian and Chicago-style dishes he grew up with. He cut his teeth and several hundred hot dog buns running a food truck before settling in at Johnny Chicago?s, a casual sit-down restaurant that specializes in authentic Windy City fare. For the past three years, the menu has drawn in diners with its italian-beef sandwiches?served dry, wet, or dipped?and hickory-smoked vienna franks piled high with the works: mustard, relish, onion, tomato wedges, sport peppers, pickle, and celery salt. Recently, Johnny Chicago's rolled out three authentic types of pizza?light and airy Sicilian, towering Chicago-style deep dish, and classic New York-style thin crust?that stand ready to tempt palates with homemade sauce and heaps of high-quality ingredients.
Online food descriptions present a full history of each Chicago-based eat, as well as the proper technique for throwing it at a disgraced politician.
The bold herbs and spices of Nepalese, Indian, Burmese, and Tibetan cuisines converge on Namaste Shangri-La's menu, giving diners a brief overview of the Himalayan region's rich culinary offerings. These dishes vary in their heat and intensity, ranging from tender lamb in an incendiary vindaloo sauce to skewers of jumbo shrimp that are marinated in savory Indian spices and then roasted inside a clay tandoor oven.
Many of the entrees eschew meat entirely while still embracing the rich flavors that characterize Himalayan cooking. Cubes of homemade cottage cheese simmer in a fragrant tomato-onion sauce with a dash of fenugreek seeds, and pomegranate sauce adds a hint of sweetness to orders of organic chickpeas. With its lemon-yellow walls, scattered artwork, and display cases full of imported rainbows, Namaste Shangri-La's dining room complements the vibrant flavors featured in its cuisine.