SUMMER in Anchorage. Truly the Land o’ the Midnight Sun!

In Adventure, Anchorage, Destination, Parks by scott

Friends on Flat Top Mountain trail, Anchorage, Alaska

The view from Flattop Mountain. ©Clark Mishler

What’s on in Anchorage?  Summer. That’s what’s on. All day…all night (what little there is!). Don’t you love the photo from our friend Clark Mishler (above)? It’s taken from Flattop Mountain…just a short drive from downtown. It’s a FAVORITE destination for summer hikes. Will we see you there? Visit Anchorage!

Go for a hike in the INCREDIBLE Chugach State Park. HIKE FLAT TOP and take your own photo!! Mountains, rivers, valleys, lakes…with a bunch of trails and access points. It’s the third-largest state park in the country–right in our back yard!

Visit the Anchorage Market. Now on each Saturday and Sunday, the market (at the corner of 3rd Ave. and E St.Enjoy live music, artisan crafts fresh produce, hand-made goodies and all sorts of Alaskana!!

SEE Alaska Native Heritage Center. Actually, you can combine two MUST-SEE destinations: the Heritage Center and the Anchorage Museum. Family-friendly expert Erin Kirkland suggests visiting the Heritage center first, then take the shuttle to the Anchorage Museum. Parking, you know. Be sure and check out “Muse” , the awesome restaurant at the museum. Happy Hour=half-priced appetizers 3-6pm!!

PLUS… Alaska Aviation Museum. On the shores of Lake Hood, this awesome museum features a World War II-era PBY, a restored 1931 Pilgrim Aircraft, a T-6 trainer–even an Alaska Airlines 737. But it’s not just the planes–it’s the stories, too. Check it out!

REMEMBER:  Use to plan your visit to Anchorage! 

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