Things To Do In Anchorage

50% Off at Alaska Experience Theater 

Downtown

$57.90 $29

A 15-minute documentary commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1964 earthquake and plays in a theater that rocks to re-create the quake

Up to 73% Off Kids' Baseball Camp

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 86% Off Gym Visits or Classes

Downtown

$270 $39

Array of cardio machines complements group classes, such as Zumba, spin, and yoga, that occupy separate studios

Fred Astaire Dance Studio – 75% Off Dance Lessons

Anchorage

$142 $35

Experienced instructors teach couples how to ballroom dance through private, group, and practice lessons

Up to 60% Off at 907 Paintball

South Anchorage Sports Park

$80 $35

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

Up to Half Off at 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 54% Off Toddlers' Tumbling Classes

Anchorage

$60 $30

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

Up to 69% Off at Okamoto's Karate

Multiple Locations

$125 $43

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

Up to 66% Off Classes at Urban Zen Yoga Studio

Downtown

$120 $49

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

Up to 51% Off Bowling

Anchorage

$45 $22

(6)

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

Up to 52% Off Guitar Lessons

Downtown

$60 $29

Instructors help students learn to strum tunes on guitars

51% Off Adult Cooking Class at 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

Up to 82% Off Boot Camp at Core Fitness

Anchorage

$244 $49

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

Up to 77% Off Fitness at Dharma Hot Yoga

Midtown

$150 $35

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

54% Off Private Music Lessons

Palmer/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

51% Off Helicopter Tour with Glacier Landing

Knik River

$335 $165

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

50% Off a Mountain Tour via Plane

Willow Airport

$1,200 $599

Alaskan bush pilot flies visitors over Denali National Park's wilderness for dazzling views of Mount McKinley, glaciers, and native wildlife

Up to 53% Off at 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

Up to 55% Off ATV or Snowmobile Tours

Butte

$255 $125

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

Select Local Merchants

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

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

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.

5201 E Tudor Rd
Anchorage,
AK
US

In 1937, the nonprofit Anchorage Ski Club coalesced with the aim of preserving the Arctic Valley, which is surrounded by 320 acres of snow-dusted peaks that loom up to 4,000 feet high. The valley encompasses the 6-mile Arctic Valley Road as it weaves through sites for seasonal fun. During warm months, visitors chow down at the trailhead's picnic tables before hiking the 4-mile Rendezvous Peak trail, an easy path that overlooks the Anchorage Bowl, Cook Inlet, and other scenery that inspires awe and spontaneous poetry slams. As the sun sets on summer, wintry activities such as tubing and skiing take center stage. Ski routes range in difficulty, but each powdery course exudes the calm and isolation of backcountry with the safety features of a resort. Kids who are too young to surf the slopes can mold snow into forts, sled, or relax at Alpenglow Lodge. The sunny lodge lures in both youngsters and parents with two floors lofted over panoramic views of Anchorage.

Ski Bowl Rd.
Anchorage,
Alaska
US

Helmed by experienced trainer and former Buffalo State Bengals hockey captain Rocky Reeves, Rock Hard Fitness squeezes functional workouts into a convenient 30-minute package. A maximum class size of 12 ensures that each recruit receives trainer attention as well as group motivation. During strength-training sessions, exercisers of all levels bolster muscles with strength circuits, which alternate weightlifting with bodyweight exercises to prevent dumbbells from developing a superiority complex. High-intensity boot camps goad students to maximize their potential with dance, techno, and rock music that encourages shimmying betwixt reps. Core and cardio workouts then fortify heart health as they tone perspiring torsos and torch calories. Patrons should report to the Rock Hard studio for their indoor routines, which, like most psychic dentists, do not require prescheduled appointments. To help clients tackle their wellness goals as quickly as possible, the studio also offers personal training, meal-planning assistance, and Isagenix nutritional supplements.

549 W Intl Airport Rd
Anchorage,
AK
US

Growing up in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Kelly Lee Williams was more focused on crossing the finish line at high school track meets than crafting the perfect punch line. In fact, it wasn’t until he took the stage of a Chicago-area comedy club in 2001—after stints as a soldier, an IT worker, and a DJ—that Kelly truly immersed himself in the world of professional comedy. In the years since his life-changing career shift, Kelly has honed his comedic chops with performances for audiences from New York to Montego Bay, coaxing forth laughs with witty self-penned songs. His plunge into the entertainment business has taken him across the country and earned him diverse gigs that include serving as a member of the Chicago Bulls’ Incredibulls squad to gracing the big screen with a speaking role in the recently released Drew Barrymore film Big Miracle. After making the move north to Anchorage with his family and pet rubber chicken in 2008, Kelly branched out again, adding the role of teacher to his expanding arsenal of occupations.

535 E 9th Ave
Anchorage,
AK
US