Finally, most people don’t move to Anchorage on the promise of work alone, so let’s talk about the other side of the equation: how to have fun in the area.
What to Do on Your Days Off in Anchorage
Those who call Anchorage “Los Anchorage” will tell you that the city is one of the tamer areas of Alaska. But all it takes is a short drive out of the central business district, and you’ll quickly uncover Alaska’s wilder side.
Around Anchorage, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to go fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing—even bird watching and glacier-spotting. You’re also within driving distance of some pretty spectacular National Parks, including Kenai Fjords National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, and the Chugach National Forest. If the outdoors calls to you, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in the Anchorage area.
To help you hit the ground running as soon as you arrive, we put together a list of our 14 favorite activities, attractions, and things to do in Anchorage. Use these as the start of your Anchorage adventures, of which you’ll find plenty.
Settling into Your New Life in Anchorage
Moving to Alaska is a big step, one that will offer you some unforgettable experiences. With all its amenities and conveniences, Anchorage is one of the easier places to get on your feet as a new Alaska resident. Plus, in and around the area, you’ll discover all the natural wonders that make Alaska an incredible place to live. For many, Anchorage truly is the best of both worlds, setting the stage for many happy years in Alaska going forward.
If you’re moving to the area, our Anchorage-based team would be happy to help! We know the area inside and out, and we’ve helped thousands of families and individuals make an easy transition to the Last Frontier. Just get in touch for a complimentary quote for your move.