24 Hours In… Anchorage.
…Or Stay Grounded In Girdwood – If heights aren’t your thing, skip the flightseeing and head to the Girdwood neighbourhood of Anchorage, a ritzy ski town on the coast. Here, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where local animals like bears, reindeer and moose are rehabbed in a safe, hospitable environment. Nearby, the Alyeska Resort offers skiing in the colder months and gorgeous views of glaciers from the mountaintops, accessible via tram. Other attractions in the vicinity include Girdwood Brewing Company, which offers local craft brews, and Crow Creek Mine, a historic gold panning site open to visitors. [Photo: Doug Lindstrand]