Anchorage – Whats new in 2022.
Rest and Recharge
Alaska’s first nordic spa opens winter 2021/2022. Tucked into the edge of the Chugach Mountains, the Nordic Spa at Alyeska Resort features barrel, steam, and dry saunas, hot and cold plunge pools, an exfoliation room, and other high-end amenities.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022. At the same time, community partners continue to develop the Anchorage Mushing District — a destination stretch of 4th Avenue dedicated to the city’s unique dog-sledding history. The downtown street hosts the Iditarod’s ceremonial start, as well as the Open World Championship Sled Dog Races, held in late February during the annual Fur Rendezvous festival.
Marriott Anchorage Downtown Unveils Top-to-Bottom Renovations.
One of Anchorage’s largest hotels has completed a full suite of renovations, transforming every corner of the prominent downtown property. Read more.
Get to Know Anchorage Neighborhoods
From parks and trails to public art, cuisine, and local landmarks, the new Anchorage Neighborhood Guide brings guests and residents alike even deeper into the distinct communities that help shape daily life in Alaska’s largest city. Learn more at Anchorage.net/Neighborhoods.
Spotlighting Alaska’s Indigenous Cultures!
- The Alaska Native Heritage Center, designated by the Ford Foundation as one of “America’s Cultural Treasures,” continues to offer free admission during the winter season.
- A new cultural exhibit taking shape at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center – created in partnership with the Anchorage Museum and Dena’ina culture bearers — will give guests wider knowledge of the Anchorage area’s traditional Dena’ina Athabascan language and lifestyle.
- New Dena’ina place name markers are appearing at Anchorage parks as part of the Indigenous Place Names Project. A partnership between multiple local nonprofits and cultural organisations the project shares the original Dena’ina names for some of the city’s most recognisable landmarks.
Anchorage offers the perfect itinerary for every interest and trip length. Plan a relaxing weekend getaway recharging in Chugach State Park, spend a few days exploring the region’s historical landmarks and Indigenous heritage, fuel up for a road trip down the scenic Seward Highway, or watch for whales and other wildlife: Anchorage enables unforgettable itineraries with a distinctly Alaska flair. Mix and match the options below, or browse our in-depth itineraries for a more detailed trip plan. Inspiring Itineraries
Visit Anchorage’s guide for travel trade in Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska with the awesome map with activities available can be found here. Read the Travel Trade Planner online.