What is it? The prime recreation spot within city limits, at 1,400 acres, Kincaid Park attracts hikers, runners, disc golfers and those looking to catch an epic sunset over Cook Inlet.
Why go? Aside from the rolling hills and fir groves giving way to the Alaskan coastal wilderness, you’ll also find one of Anchorage’s hidden gems, the Kincaid Dune. The giant sand dune rises as high as the tallest trees and offers tranquil views of the Kenai Peninsula and the Church Mountains.
Situated between soaring mountains and the Cook Inlet, Anchorage is completely surrounded by wilderness. As the largest city in Alaska, and where half of the state’s population calls home, no other urban area in the state comes close the expanse of wilderness and parklands that are accessible from Anchorage. But the city is not just an entry point to the great outdoors. This thriving metropolis boasts craft breweries, open-air markets, cultural centers and a growing culinary scene.
Ready to find out more? Check out our list of the coolest places to explore, where to find delicious food with an Alaskan twist and even where you can see the northern lights in the middle of the summer. The best things to do in Anchorage, Alaska will surprise you. While this list is curated, as always, it isn’t ranked—we just couldn’t choose favorites.
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