Information While You're in Anchorage
Hotels near Anchorage Airport offering Shuttle Service
Hotels may be booked directly or online
The Coast Inn at Lake Hood
3450 Aviation Avenue
Note: Ask for the “Katmai Lodge Rate”
The Lakefront Anchorage Hotel
4800 Spenard Road
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Anchorage
4901 Spenard Road
Things to do in Anchorage
(Information provided subject to change and based on online resources.)
Alaska Native Heritage Center – Northeast Anchorage
8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage
A premier cultural center sharing the rich heritage of Alaska’s 11 major cultural groups. Daily guided village tours.
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum
4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage
The museum displays Alaskan aviation history with many interactive displays, memorabilia, photographs, films, and artifacts from Alaska’s pioneer aviators.
Anchorage Museum of Art
625 C Street, Anchorage
Cultural exhibits from prehistoric to present.
Anchorage Heritage Museum
301 W. Northern Lights – Wells Fargo Building
Private collection of Alaskan Native artifacts and fine art.
Easy Day Trips from Anchorage
Ride the Scenic Rails of the Alaska Railroad to Historic Seward
Served by: Coastal Classic Train
Situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaska’s oldest and most picturesque communities. The historic downtown district is filled with quaint shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Seward represents the southern terminus of the Alaska Railroad’s main line.
From mid-May to mid-September, the Alaska Railroad’s Coastal Classic train departs early from Anchorage, makes a brief stop in Girdwood, and continues the journey south to arrive in Seward just after 11 a.m. This late morning arrival is the perfect time to connect with a glacier cruise in Resurrection Bay or Kenai Fjords National Park; the cruise operators will have shuttle transfers waiting to meet the train, or stretch your legs on the short walk from the Seward Railroad Depot to the harbor. The Real Alaska Tour also meets the train at the depot, and a Seward City Shuttle provides easy transportation for passengers spending the day in Seward prior to the Coastal Classic’s 6 p.m. departure.
Seward Accommodations: Harbor 360 Hotel, Seward Windsong Lodge, Hotel Seward
Excursions in Seward: Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise, Resurrection Bay Wildlife Cruise, Seward Zipline Canopy Adventures, Real Alaska Tour, Alaska SeaLife Center.
Reservations can be made by calling Alaska Railroad reservations at 800.544.0552
Portage Glacier – 1 hour south of Anchorage
One of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers and most popular attractions, Portage Glacier is the crown jewel in a valley studded with alpine glaciers. Ten stories tall and miles long, Portage Glacier sits at the far end of a lake, and is accessible by boat. Found on the Turnagain Arm of the Kenai Peninsula, Portage Glacier Cruises operates on national forest service lands of the Chugach National Forest. The mv Ptarmigan is an 80-foot vessel and has a fully enclosed, heated cabin with expansive windows and a topside deck for enhanced viewing. This tour is fully narrated by the U.S. Forest Service.
Reservations can be made by calling Grayline Alaska at 800.544.2206
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center – 1 hour south of Anchorage
The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is located in Portage Valley and is surrounded by the breathtaking Chugach Mountain Range and Turnagain Arm Inlet. Come enjoy over 200 acres of animal enclosures by touring our scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot, bike or by car. AWCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, public education, and quality animal care. AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals year-round and provides spacious and quality animal care. Animals that cannot be released into the wild are given a permanent home at the center.