AK Travel Info - Dawn's Favorites



Top 10 trails: Eklutna Lakeside; Eagle River Nature Center - Albert Loop; Thunderbird Falls; Arctic to Indian (Ship Creek Valley); Wolverine Peak Trail; Flattop Mountain; McHugh Creek; Indian Valley; Bird Ridge; Crow Pass (Historic Iditarod).

Log Cabin & Downtown Visitor Information Center
Corner of 4th Avenue & F Street; (907) 274-3531 ; Downtown.
Under this sod-roofed cabin, get all your brochures, maps, and information about Alaska. Snap photos of wildflowers, a two-ton jade boulder, and a sign pointing to the world's great cities.

Resolution Point & Captain Cook Monument
End of 3rd Avenue at L Street; Downtown.
Sweeping views of Cook Inlet, Sleeping Lady, and Mt. McKinley. A must!

Ship Creek Salmon Viewing Area
Ship Creek off Ship Creek Avenue; Downtown.
Watch salmon jump up the dam. If they're running, this is awesome to see!


The Bridge Salmon Bake & Grille
211 West Ship Creek Avenue; (907) 229-1395; Downtown.
Fine Dining; A gourmet meal in a covered bridge restaurant over the historic Ship Creek.

The Crow's Nest
The Hotel Captain Cook; 939 West Fifth Avenue; (907) 276-6000; Downtown.
Fine Dining; Contemporary; This restaurant offers fine dining and spectacular panoramic views of the Cook Inlet, downtown, and the Chugach Mountains.

Double Musky Inn
Mile .3 Crow Creek Road, Girdwood; (907) 783-2822; Near Alyeska Ski Resort.
Fine Dining; American; Menu contains classic New Orleans dishes done with Alaska Seafood.

Glacier Brewhouse
737 West Fifth Avenue; (907) 274-2739; Downtown.
Fine Dining; Seafood; Ale; Microbrewery with bistro style cuisine and fresh seafood.

Gwennie's Old Alaska Restaurant
4333 Spenard Road; (907) 243-2090; Midtown.
Casual Dining; American; Historic Alaskan photos, stuffed animals, and memorabilia adorn this old family favorite.

Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse
610 West 6th Avenue; (907) 276-2337; Downtown.
Casual Dining; Bar; Grill; Seafood; Alaskan beer; Alaskan food; 45 micro beers on tap; Live entertainment nightly; Patio open all summer.

La Mex
900 West 6th Avenue; (907) 274-7678; Downtown.
Casual Dining; Mexican & American; The best Mexican cuisine north of the border.

Moose's Tooth Pub & Pizzeria
3300 Old Seward Highway; (907) 222-1560; Midtown.
Casual Dining; American; Pizza; Handcrafted pizzas and their own ales and sodas.

Simon & Seaforts Saloon & Grill
420 L Street; (907) 274-3502; Downtown.
Fine Dining; American; Seafood; The Great Alaskan Dinnerhouse. Voted "Best Alaskan Cuisine" and "Best Restaurant with a View."

Snow Goose Restaurant & Sleeping Lady Brewing Company
717 West Third Street; (907) 561-2274; Downtown.
Casual Dining; Seafood; Burgers; Award winning brewery mixed with a blend of casual and fine dining menus and live music.

Sourdough Mining Company
5200 Juneau Street; (907) 563-2272; Midtown.
Casual Dining; American; Seafood; A casual Alaskan atmosphere in an old mill house replica.

Top of the World
Hilton Anchorage Hotel; 500 West Third Avenue; (907) 265-7153; Downtown.
Fine Dining; American, Grill, Bar; Award winning fine dining. Spectacular views of Cook Inlet, Sleeping Lady, and Mount McKinley.


10th and M Seafoods
1020 M Street; (907) 272-3474; Downtown.
301 Muldoon Road; (907) 337-8831; Muldoon area.
Seafood gift packs; Fish processing.

Alaska Wild Berry Products
5225 Juneau Street; (907) 562-8858; Midtown.
Gift shop; Nature walk; Reindeer exhibition; Tours of the kitchen; 20 ft. chocolate fall.

Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall
320 West Fifth Avenue; (907) 258-5535; Downtown.
A five level shopping center anchored by JcPenny and Nordstrom.

David Green Master Furrier
130 West Fourth Avenue; (907) 277-9595; Downtown.
Visit Alaska's pioneer furrier with the largest selection of fine quality furs.

Dimond Center
800 East Dimond Boulevard; (907) 344-2581; South/Dimond Area.
Ice skating; Bowling; Restaurants; Movies; Shopping.

Trapper Jack's Trading Post
701 West Fourth Avenue; (907) 272-6110; Downtown.
Over 7,000 square feet of Alaska's souvenirs and gifts.

The Ulu Factory
211 West Ship Creek Avenue; (907) 276-3119; Downtown.
Don't leave Alaska without an ulu. A must have.


Bernie's Bungalow Lounge
626 D Street; (907) 276-8808; Downtown.
Downtown's hip lounge, dining, music experience.

Chilkoot Charlie's
2435 Spenard Road; (907) 272-1010; Midtown.
The new home to the Bird House Bar (originally in Bird Creek; it burnt down around 1999).
Eleven bars. Four dance floors.

The New Peanut Farm Sports Bar & Grill
5227 Old Seward Highway; (907) 563-3283; Midtown.
Over 60 wide screen monitors -- best sports coverage in Alaska; Food; Entertainment.