Things To Do In Anchorage

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 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

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

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 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 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

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

Up to 53% Off a Cooking Class at Let's Cook Alaska

Let's Cook Alaska

Sand Lake

$80 $40

Hands-on cooking classes teach students basic and advanced skills as they prepare entire meal shared at end of class

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

50% Off Planetarium Visit

University of Alaska Anchorage Planetarium

Providence Dr.

$20 $10

Planetarium visitors get a full-dome theater experience, which provides an immersive setting to teach about the wonders of space and nature

Up to 57% Off Fitness at Dharma Hot Yoga

Dharma Hot Yoga

Midtown

$149 $65

Instructors guide students through hot-yoga sequences in 85–100 degree temperatures, intense Insanity fitness classes, and Zumba dance

Up to 59% Off Two-Day Salsa-Dancing Bootcamp or Dance Classes

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

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

Up to 66% Off Classes at Urban Zen Yoga Studio

Urban Zen Yoga Studio

Downtown

$120 $49

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

Up to 82% Off Boot Camp at Core Fitness

Core Fitness

Anchorage

$244 $49

Overcome fitness plateaus during boot camps led by ACE-certified personal trainers

54% Off Singing Telegram from Kelly Williams Comedy

Kelly Williams Comedy

Redeem from Home

$150 $69

Laugh-inducing comedian shows up at doorsteps with original songs, serenading recipients with birthday wishes or get-well messages

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State investigator Suzan Armstrong sifts through heaps of paperwork, carefully mulling over government cases. Though her eyes focus on the documents' dense text, her thoughts momentarily drift away to daydreams about erecting a creative haven where people can funnel their imaginations into a slew of colorful crafts. In January of 2007, Suzan's reoccurring daydream materialized when she hung up her investigative briefcase, broke the glass on her emergency paintbrush holder, and opened her own franchise of Color Me Mine—named one of the top 10 places for kids' birthday parties by Parents magazine.

The 1,750-square-foot studio brims with décor and fixtures crafted by its own staff members, including custom-tile floors and a grandfather clock made from shards of shattered pottery. Patrons browse well stocked shelves of ceramic plates, vases, and—thanks to an exclusive partnership with the magic magnate—Disney characters, then garnish their chosen bisques around crafting tables in the main studio or long tables in the private party room. Experienced staff members stand closely by to help with bisque or paint selection and answer any questions about materials, design ideas, or how to emblazon Tinker Bell with a perfect Mona Lisa smile, then glaze and fire each creation to forge a bounty of long-lasting keepsakes.

8130 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage,
AK
US

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.

1921 W Dimond Blvd
Anchorage,
AK
US

At Alaska Horse Adventures LLC, trails extend from the stables and into deep woods with mountain views, immersing riders in the natural beauty of the local landscape. Rides are tailored to accommodate all skill levels, allowing beginners to enjoy leisurely strolls along forested trails while advanced riders take advantage of more open terrain, streams, and the lack of backcountry speed-limit signs. From the vantage point of a noble steed, riders can catch glimpses of moose, bears, undomesticated uncles, coyotes, and migrating birds in their natural environment. Alaska Horse Adventures LLC also organizes seasonal activities such as backpacking trips and winter sleigh rides.

11801 Brayton Drive
Anchorage,
AK
US

Rockin’ B Riding Club’s 2.5-acre ranch boasts an indoor and an outdoor arena as well as a network of wooded paths for private rides. These facilities are home to seven school horses, who help teach young riders equestrian basics during camps and lessons alongside veteran instructors. Using the Certified Horsemanship Association curriculum, teachers focus on the basics of English- or Western-style riding but also throw in lessons on how to groom horses and how to tell the difference between a mare and a tall four-legged table.

3741 Ptarmigan Terrace
Anchorage,
AK
US

Anchorage City Trolley Tours introduces visitors to multifarious attractions in the City of Lights and Flowers, including the world's busiest floatplane base on Lake Hood, the monuments at Earthquake Park, and the waves of Cook Inlet. While Alaskan-raised trolley drivers dish out useful info and fascinating history about each part of the city, riders will smell Anchorage’s famous flowers and spot majestic moose eating grass and debating their retirement options. Be sure to show up 15 minutes early to nab a seat next to the large, photo-friendly windows inside the heated, enclosed apple-red trolley. Potential passengers should fill out the online seat reservation page to secure a spot.

4th Ave. and F St.
Anchorage,
AK
US

Phaze One Skate Park provides a year-round, indoor skating haven for young skaters and BMX bikers. The lofty, graffiti-decorated gymnasium park includes ramps, stairways, rails, and platforms to practice and perfect impressive skate tricks. Phaze One’s helpful staffers are there to make sure skaters wear safety helmets and awesome facial expressions at all times. After two hours of practice and completing the world’s first septuple-axel-salchow skate flip, young grinders can peek around Phaze One’s on-site gear shop. Check out the schedule for optimal shredding hours.

9310 Gambell Street
Anchorage,
AK
US