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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pizza Place
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“Favorite of locals and tourists for pizza! Waiting list to get a table can be long during peak hours however.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
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“Bear Tooth is the sister restaurant to Moose's Tooth, except it offers the option to watch a movie—from classics to first-run films. Choose a standard sit-down meal, or have your meal as you enjoy a film. The full menu (including Moose's Tooth's world-famous pizza) is available for movie-goers, and there's even a beer station in the back of the theater. A few booths are available for reservations, and they seat four comfortably. Call early to make sure you get one.”
  • 165 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great place to get a little bit of Alaskan history as well as see some local artists. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Best Breakfast place in town!Unique atmosphere, good food- Downtown Anchorage.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Park
“Bike trails, running trails, cross-country ski trails, soccer fields, disc golf, and a place to host events. Best biking and disc-golf in the city.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Mountain
“This hike is great in both summer and winter. IN the winter months make sure you have 4 wheel drive or the roads are dry - you can contact us for a road update! Be properly dressed in winter clothes, and in the summer take bear spray. Always tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. The view from the top is incredible! ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Beautiful setting around lake with examples of various Alaskans cultural regions. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great place for Alaskan fare. During the summertime it gets really busy so plan on a little bit of wait. There are 2 local art galleries close by or get a beer at the bar while you wait.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A favorite of ours for celebrating special events. We always ask for a table by the window so we can enjoy a view of the inlet.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Zoo
“Some of these animals have been rescued and cannot return to the wild. They also have raised Wood Bison and others to be released. Its very nice getting up close and personal with the animals on sight. This is a favorite for visitors as well as locals.”
  • 54 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great restaurant and bar- my favorite calamari and bloody mary in Anchorage. They are known for their bacon of the month and tots.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This is a locals favorite! The beer is delicious, food fantastic, and service is outstanding. The historic building over looks the Cook Inlet, leading out to the ocean. During the summer months there are two large patios where you can sit outside and enjoy the weather. During the winter there is a cozy fireplace in the middle of the restaurant, and a theater with many events. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall is about a 10 minute drive to the downtown area. They have JC Penney's, nordstrom's, Victoria secret, And many other retail stores within the mall.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This is like walking into a European bakery, only you're in Alaska! They do NOT serve espresso but do serve incredibly crafted baked goods.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bar
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“The best salmon spread in Anchorage is served at Humpy's. Live music available later in the evenings and a large selection of beers on tap.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Works by local artists fill this airy coffeehouse that offers baked goods, vegan options & Wifi. They have amazing soups & sandwiches here!”
  • 62 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Favorite of locals and tourists for pizza! Waiting list to get a table can be long during peak hours however.”
  • 142 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Bear Tooth is the sister restaurant to Moose's Tooth, except it offers the option to watch a movie—from classics to first-run films. Choose a standard sit-down meal, or have your meal as you enjoy a film. The full menu (including Moose's Tooth's world-famous pizza) is available for movie-goers, and there's even a beer station in the back of the theater. A few booths are available for reservations, and they seat four comfortably. Call early to make sure you get one.”
  • 165 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Best Breakfast place in town!Unique atmosphere, good food- Downtown Anchorage.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great place for Alaskan fare. During the summertime it gets really busy so plan on a little bit of wait. There are 2 local art galleries close by or get a beer at the bar while you wait.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A favorite of ours for celebrating special events. We always ask for a table by the window so we can enjoy a view of the inlet.”
  • 68 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great restaurant and bar- my favorite calamari and bloody mary in Anchorage. They are known for their bacon of the month and tots.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bar
“The best salmon spread in Anchorage is served at Humpy's. Live music available later in the evenings and a large selection of beers on tap.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Works by local artists fill this airy coffeehouse that offers baked goods, vegan options & Wifi. They have amazing soups & sandwiches here!”
  • 62 locals recommend

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