Flying To Aspen With American Airlines
American Airlines flights to Anchorage make it easy to experience a wonderful Alaska vacation that the whole family will treasure. From the pristine waters to majestic mountains, you'll find a wealth of things to do in Anchorage that focus on the area's heritage and gorgeous great outdoors.
Things to Do in Aspen
One of our favorite activities in Anchorage is catching glimpses of the region's wildlife, which can happen almost anywhere while you're out and about (which is why brushing up on your safety skills is a must before you go). But if you want to guarantee spotting wildlife, head to the Alaska Zoo. With a natural, wooded environment, the zoo features to nearly 50 species, making it the only place in Alaska to see this large a variety. The zoo is home to many orphaned, injured and endangered animals. Here you'll be able to see both polar and brown bears, moose, caribou, wolves, musk ox, arctic foxes and more. Or head to the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery near downtown, where you can watch salmon swimming upstream.
If you want to look for indoor things to do in Anchorage (great for when the temperatures drop), there are many museums and historical sites to keep you busy. The Alaska Museum of Natural History features prehistoric fossils and hands-on exhibits, while the Alaska Aviation Museum displays vintage planes as well as a flight simulator. You can also learn about the state's unique cultural heritage at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which covers 26 acres and includes traditional village settings around a lake.
If you have extra energy you'd like to burn, try one of many outdoor activities in Anchorage, such as sledding, skating or snowshoeing.
One of the lesser-known things to do Anchorage that is fun to discover: local breweries and wineries. Choose from brewpubs and microbreweries and find a new favorite ale. Or discover a favorite new vintage of Alaskan wine at a local shop or winery.
If it sounds like this is a destination full of wonder and surprises, start planning your trip today. Fly to Anchorage with American Airlines and spend some time connecting with the great outdoors.