50 Things to Love About Anchorage, AK

50 Things to Love About Anchorage


  1. Walking the Markets
  2. Potter Marsh boardwalk
  3. Getting a Good Spot to Watch the
  4. Sportsmens Show and the Boast
    Show, I mean Boat Show
  5. Arriving home Northbound by the
    Potter Marsh
  6. Anchorage’s glow while driving
    home Southbound

  7. Ice Skating Outside
  8. Our awesome trail system
  9. Garage Sale
  10. Finding Awesome Trick or Treating
  11. Seeing Halloween costumes over
    snow gear
  12. Trick or treating inside!
  13. The Native Arts & Craft Sales
  14. Freezing Your Butt Off at Fur
  15. Summer Flower Displays
  16. Ravens playing in the updrafts of
    tall buildings
  17. Walking around Ship Creek
  18. Ice and snow sculptures
  19. Urban moose and bears
  20. Bohemian Waxwings in January
  21. Busy events at the Park Strip
  22. When the Northern Lights are
    bright enough to be seen in town
  23. JBER Airshows
  24. City of Lights
  25. Happy shoppers during Dividend
  26. Black Friday (Thursday now?) shoppers freezing their butts off
  27. Seeing young people dressed too
    cool for warmth
  28. Spending the day at Point Woronzof
  29. Dog Parks
  30. Welcoming new start-ups and small businesses

  31. Roadside Baleen, Seafood and
  32. The Giant Snowman, not this year tho 😦
  33. Carving meltwater rivers out of
    the snow in spring
  34. Winter’s brightness (Sunlight
    reflecting off new snow)
  35. The Spring and Fall Changing of
    the Guard: Seagulls vs. Ravens
  36. The Latest and Greatest: New Lower
    48 Restaurants and Stores
  37. Hoar and Fern Frost
  38. Seeing the bull moose at Powerline
  39. Taking the kids fishing on Jewel
  40. Berry picking up on the hillside
  41. Watching the bore tide
  42. People watching at the Walmarts and
  43. Making up our own driving lanes
  44. Ice skating in the streets in
  45. Finding random street art
  46. Drinking our own water after a trip to
    somewhere else
  47. Dipnetting for hooligans in the spring
  48. Celebrating Marmot Day instead of
    Groundhogs Day
  49. All the festivals – film, folk
    music, beer, crafts, and more
  50. It’s just 5 minutes away from


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