Things To Do In Anchorage

Earthquake Simulation and Double Feature for Two or Four at Alaska Experience Theater (Up to 53% Off) 

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

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Sydney Laurence Theatre on Wednesday, September 17 (Up to 48% Off)

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts Sydney Laurence Theatre

$34.75 $18

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Playwright Christopher Durang sent Chekhov through a blender to create his loopy, Tony-winning comedy about envy, longing, and family

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

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

Singles' Night Cooking Class for One, or Date Night Cooking Class for Two at Let's Cook Alaska (Up to 53% Off)

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

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

$80 $35

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

One Month's Worth or 10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Alaska (Up to 62% Off)

CrossFit Alaska

Anchorage

$180 $69

With moves that mimic lifting and pulling, CrossFit trainers coach all levels in a strength & conditioning program designed for scalability

Stained-Glass Class for One or Two People at Clay Owen Studios (Up to 46% Off)

Clay Owen Studios

Anchorage

$100 $55

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

$22 for One Hour of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Up to Five at Center Bowl (Up to $45 Value)

Center Bowl

Anchorage

$45 $22

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

$20 for Five Studio Visits for Ceramics Painting with Supplies at Color Me Mine Anchorage ($50 Value)

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

Five or Ten Open-Bounce Visits or a Jump Party for 10 Kids at Bouncin' Bears (Up to 54% Off)

Bouncin' Bears

Anchorage

$75 $35

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

Three-Hour Adult Painting Class for One or Two at Arctic Crown Canvas (Up to 50% Off)

Arctic Crown Canvas

Midtown

$45 $25

Art center run by two sisters, who foster a relaxed, convivial atmosphere

Glacier and Wildlife Explorer Tour for Two, Four, or Eight from Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises (Up to 62% Off)

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

Outdoor-Adventure Excursions for Five or Six from Alaska Backcountry Access (40% Off). Four Options Available.

Alaska Backcountry Access

Hotel Alyeska

$595 $355

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

Private Music Lessons or Preschool Music Classes at Hillside Music (Up to 61% Off)

Hillside Music

Anchorage

$140 $59

Students explore choice of styles during one-on-one music lessons; preschoolers learn rhythm and melody while learning the ABCs of music

Paint-Your-Own Pottery at All Fired Up (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

All Fired Up

Midtown

$20 $10

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

$7 for $15 Toward Batting-Cage Tokens, or Party for Up to 10 (Up to 53% Off)

The Cage

Anchorage

$15 $7

Players or partygoers practice batting skills in eight outdoor cages with four baseball speeds & fast or slow softball pitches.

Two-Day Salsa Bootcamp or Punch Card for 8 or 16 Dance Classes at Alaska Dance Promotions (Up to 59% Off)

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

Four or Eight Tumbling Classes for Toddlers at Alaska Athletics (Up to 54% Off)

Alaska Athletics

Anchorage

$60 $30

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

Two or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Mammoth Music (Up to 52% Off)

Mammoth Music

Downtown

$60 $29

Instructors help students learn to strum tunes on guitars

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Let's Cook Alaska's talented teaching chef, Josie McKinney, fell in love with cooking at a young age. By the age of 12, she was preparing Thanksgiving dinner for her family. Now, as a mother of four, she shares her joy of cooking by inviting students into her “dream kitchen,” where they develop culinary confidence by working with her recipe box full of diverse meal ideas. In her cooking classes, she aims to transform cooking from chore to adventure. Josie’s fun, hands-on teaching style encourages students to get their hands messy by trying techniques for themselves and clean by stuffing them into their friends’ mouths. While students prepare entire meals, Josie circulates among them dispensing tips. Classes stay small—around 4 to 10 students—to ensure lots of individual attention and extra servings to go around when the class sits down together to enjoy their creations. Menus rotate with a monthly theme, such as comfort food and international fare, prepped with fresh, local ingredients.

7307 Bailey Dr
Anchorage,
AK
US

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC) shelters orphaned, injured, and ill animals that could not otherwise survive in the wild. Bears, elk, and coyotes roam in a natural-habitat enclosure where they are regularly fed, rehabilitated, and given medical attention under the direction of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The AWCC seeks to educate the public about protecting Alaska’s native species with educational programs and tours. Patrons can also see the animals living in near-wild conditions, with bald eagles swooping to the ground in search of prey and wood bison plodding through 65 acres of tidal terrain. The latter comprise the only herd of wood bison in the U.S.: the species had been extinct in Alaska for more than a century until the AWCC acquired its herd from the Yukon as an effort to reintroduce the animal to the state.

Mi Post 79 Seward Hwy
Girdwood,
AK
US

Crashing waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, and breathtaking glaciers surround Resurrection Bay. Sailing, Inc., an instructional academy and member of the American Sailing Association, calls this slice of the Alaskan coastline its home. On the water, certified instructors teach beginners' to advanced courses, covering everything from navigating moderate sea conditions in basic keelboat classes to sailing past a boat's bedtime in nighttime advanced coastal cruising classes. The captains occasionally take breaks from instruction to charter sailing tours. On these excursions, wind sweeps through passengers' hair as they explore deserted coves or wait for the warm glow of a midnight sunset to turn the boat back into a pumpkin.

1602 Seward Highway
Seward,
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

Aboard the deck of the Rainisong, a 65-foot U.S. Coast Guard–certified charter boat, the licensed boat captains and experienced crew of Seward Fishing Club steer guests into salmon-rich waters during morning or afternoon fishing trips. Shipmates cast professional bait and tackle into the sea with enough time to nab a silver salmon or entertain schools of fish with synchronized worm kick lines. In between reeling, guests can amble across the walk-around decks to stare at the scenic surroundings, or venture below the cabin to relax in the wooden interior, equipped with seating, 16 bunks, and two bathrooms.

7600 Lodge Pole Ct
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