December 2019

Found 3 blog entries for December 2019.

What to Do in Anchorage During JanuaryJanuary in Anchorage may not always seem like the ideal time to leave the house given the temperatures, wind, and darkened skies. Luckily, event planners in the state know exactly what residents and locals need to put their reservations aside—at least for a few hours or so. Here are some events worth checking out at the very beginning of 2020.

Zoo Lights

When the night goes black, Zoo Lights brings the color back. The Alaska Zoo is stringing up enough lights to dazzle and delight the senses for all. This family-friendly display illuminates walkways, animal exhibits, and more. This event takes place Thursday through Sunday in January, and the cost is $10 for non-members ages three and over. This fee will also include admission to the zoo.


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A Close Look at the History of AnchorageWith its humble beginnings as a lush wilderness, it is a wonder that Anchorage has become Alaska's most populated cityscape. Over 291,000 people proudly call the city proper home with nearly 400,000 more along the outskirts. The trek from dense wilderness to populated city occurred over 100 years and included many twists and turns along the way. With a look at the history of the region, it is easy to see how the wilderness turned into ‘The City of Lights and Flowers' in such a short time.

Discovery by Early Settlers

Long before the United States of America took an interest in Alaska, people lived off the forested land. They arrived in Alaska by the Bering Land Bridge between 20,000 to 40,000 years ago. These populations did not develop the land,

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Does Anchorage, AK Have Good Public Transportation?Anchorage is the state's largest city, and its public transportation was designed as a hub for a variety of major destinations in Alaska. It's the biggest airline in the state, meaning most people will pass through the city at some point during their trip. But public transportation was also developed for locals, especially considering the many seasonal opportunities in the state. From buses to trains to planes, here are a few tips for navigating the crisscrossing routes from place to place.

Skipping the Smog

Barring the weather, walking or biking are the two top ways to get around in Anchorage. The city is built on a grid and it's pretty simple to figure out where to go. So while it may not have a subway system, there are more than a few reasons

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