Anchorage, Alaska

Located near what may be last true wilderness frontier in the United States, Anchorage is a prime location for a rugged, adventure focused Bachelor Vacation.

There are more than 60 glaciers in a 50-mile radius of Anchorage. A salmon stream runs through the heart of downtown. Six mountain ranges, 300 miles of wilderness trails and the third largest state park are in its backyard. By day, you can dog sled across an icy glacier, spot abundant wildlife, fly out to Mount McKinley or absorb some of Alaska’s Native American history and culture.

While you can enjoy great overnight camping and deep wilderness trips, the city also offers home base comfort. Anchorage is a perfect vacation hub with luxury suite hotels, bed and breakfasts, unique golf courses, restaurants, and unique spectator sports like dog sled races and indoor football. And of course you can indulge in traditional Bachelor Vacation activities like gentlemen’s clubs and bars.

Our Top Picks !

  • Mariott Downtown$$$

    820 West 7th Avenue

    The Marriott Downtown conveniently located near the airport and major attractions, but the real reason to stay there is to experience Alaska in style. Enjoy the amenities of one of the only full-service luxury hotels in Anchorage.

  • Embassy Suites$$$

    600 E. Benson Blvd

    Every room at the Embassy Suites features a separate lounge with a sofa bed – perfect for larger groups looking to share a room. Close to glaciers, forests, and the coast for hiking and biking, or the famous Iditarod dog-sled race.

  • SpringHill Suites University L$$$

    4050 University Lake Drive

    SpringHill Suites is located at the base of the Chugach Mountain range so you can step right out into nature while still retaining access to the city. Soak in views of the mountains and lakes that brought you to Alaska from your window.

  • Homewood Suites$$$

    101 West 48th Avenue

    Large suites make it easy to accommodate large groups, and include stoves and microwaves and a full kitchen to create a home base for your outdoor adventures. The wilderness themed lobby gets you in the spirit of your Alaskan adventure.

  • Hilton Garden Inn$$$

    4555 Union Square Drive

    A stuffed grizzly bear in the lobby welcomes you to Alaska. Guests rave about the friendly and accommodating staff. Located two miles from downtown, the hotel features a shuttle that will take you anywhere within a three mile radius.

  • Hotel Captain Cook$$$

    939 W 5th Avenue

    Located downtown, you can still enjoy majestic views of the Chugach Mountains, Cook Inlet, and Mt McKinley. Inquire about exclusive suites and lounges so you can retreat from your wilderness adventures with luxury accommodations.

  • Historic Anchorage Hotel$$$

    330 E Street

    Historic Anchorage Hotel is a great choice if you’re looking to absorb the unique culture of Alaska. It’s the only hotel on the National Register of Historic Places, and it’s located downtown, so you are immersed in the heart of Anchorage.

  • Residence Inn$$$

    1025 East 35th Ave

    This hotel offers multi-room suites for large groups. It’s conveniently located near a number of Anchorage attractions, including, the Alyeska and Hilltop ski resorts, Captain Cook Park, Earthquake Park, and the Tony Knowles Bike Trail.

  • Dimond Center Hotel$$$

    700 E Dimond Blvd

    The Dimond Center Hotel is owned and operated by the Seldovia Native Association, and they will guide you to the native lands that feature breathtaking landscapes made of rainforests, mountains, glaciers, and fjord surrounded waters.

  • Holiday Inn Express$$

    4411 Spenard Rd

    Just 10 minutes from the downtown district, yet this hotel still boasts gorgeous views of the Chugach Mountains. The central location lets you travel the New Seward Highway in search of wildlife, or even see the Iditarod Trail.

  • Alyeska Resort$$

    PO Box 249

    This beautiful resort is nestled in the mountains just south of Anchorage. The ski-lifts for the mountain start right at the hotel, and a couple of the runs terminate there as well. There's a great restaurant on site.

  • Alaska House of Jade $$$

    3800 Delwood Place

    Innkeepers Yves and Dee enjoy cooking, travel, dancing, gardening, hiking, biking, and taking in the beauty of Anchorage. They are happy to answer questions and assist with your travel plans, and their website includes a list of attractions.

  • Alaska Sundance Retreat $$$

    12351 Audubon Drive

    Located in the scenic hillside area of South Anchorage, a 15 minute drive from the airport, and 20 minutes from downtown. Excellent restaurants within 10 minutes where you can savor world-class seafood and legendary Alaskan hospitality.

  • City Garden $$$

    1352 W 10th Ave

    Conveniently located in downtown Anchorage, City Garden Bed and Breakfast features comfortable rooms overlooking the downtown parkstrip with views of Cook Inlet and Mt. McKinley.

  • Alaskan Frontier Gardens $$$

    7440 Alatna St

    Conveniently located in Anchorage’s Hillside area, less than a mile from Chugach State Park, the B&B offers a peaceful and quiet escape while being close to all the amenities of the city.

  • Susitna Sunsets $$$

    9901 Conifer Street

    This B & B is located on two wooded acres in a distinctive neighborhood on the "Hillside" overlooking Anchorage, Cook Inlet, and Mt. Susitna - locally known as Sleeping Lady. The inn's website features a whole list of nearby attractions.

  • Lake Hood Inn $

    4702 Lake Spenard Drive

    This bed and breakfast is decorated in an aeronautical theme and features a lakeside deck where you can use earphones to listen to the airport tower as local pilots make their take offs and landings. Conveniently located 10 from downtown.

  • Susitna Place $$$


    This 4,000-square-foot bed and breakfast is in a quiet, downtown Anchorage location, atop a bluff overlooking Cook Inlet. The heart of Alaska’s largest city - shops, restaurants and the Coastal Trail - is nearby.

  • Highland Glen Lodge $$$

    11651 Hillside Dr.

    Located in the shadows of the Chugach Mountains, this B&B has views of the city lights, Cook Inlet and the snow-capped Alaskan Range. Innkeepers Cliff and Sheila Stratton are happy to recommend area activities, all easily accessible.

  • A Wildflower Inn $$$

    1239 I Street

    Your hosts will show you the short distance to the train depot, museum, Iditarod sled dog race, Saturday Market, Egan Convention Center, Sullivan Arena, and other outstanding Anchorage sites.

  • Alaska Chalet $$$

    11031 Gulkana Circle, Eagle River

    Located 13 scenic miles north of downtown Anchorage in the beautiful Eagle River Valley, from this B&B you can take a flight seeing trip from Talkeetna to enjoy the views of Mount Denali and land on a glacier or take a glacier cruise.

  • Denali Raft Adventures, Inc. $$$

    PO Box 190

    Denali Raft Adventures features scenic and whitewater rafting. Seven raft trip launches daily, as well as two-hour to full-day rafting trips. Free transportation provided from Denali lodging. Special group rates available.

  • Denali Zipline Tours $$$

    13572 E Main St.

    For that shot of pure adrenaline that all adventurers crave, it's hard to beat a zipline. Located just 120 road miles north of Anchorage, Denali Zipline Tours offers a thrilling and educational way to experience breathtaking scenery.

  • Denali Tundra Tours $$$

    Mile 4.5 Stampede Rd

    The Tundra Tour is a rugged, adventurous way to experience the wilds of Alaska. Look out over Eight Mile Lake, surrounded by wildflowers. Zoom in to watch wildlife in the valley using provided binoculars or tripod-mounted spotting scopes.

  • K2 Aviation-Gateway to McKinley $$$

    Talkeetna Airport

    In the mood for a little flightseeing? Then make a reservation with K2 Aviation and take off to soar over Alaska's rugged wilderness and enjoy it from a vantage point you won't get anywhere else. Several different tours available.

  • Portage Glacier Cruises $$$

    1500 Byron Glacier Rd.

    Portage Glacier is one of Alaska's most popular attractions. Visit the sheer, awesome face of a mighty Alaska glacier located just an hour from Anchorage. Cruising across Portage Lake, you'll stand just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age.

  • Alaska Native Heritage Center $$

    8800 Heritage Center Dr.

    Although Alaska is part of the US, the native population offers the opportunity to soak up some “foreign” culture. The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a museum where you can expand your understanding of Alaska's indigenous population.

  • Crow Creek Historic Gold Mine $$$

    Mile 3.1 Crow Creek Rd

    For a different kind of adventure, how about panning for gold? Crow Creek Mine is one of Alaska's most popular recreational gold mining areas. It offers a unique blend of historical buildings, antiques, and rare mining equipment.

  • El Dorado Gold Mine $$$

    1.3 Mile Elliott Hwy

    Ride a historic train through the gold mines, and do a little panning of your own. After a short course in gold mining, grab your own "poke" filled with pay dirt and try your hand at panning for gold. Everyone finds gold - it's guaranteed!

  • Anchorage Museum $$

    625 C St.

    A world-class museum in downtown Anchorage. The state's largest museum includes the Alaska History Gallery, Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, science exhibits, shop and full-service restaurant. One of the top 10 most visited attractions.

  • Seavey's IdidaRide Sled Dog Tours $$$

    13270 Old Exit Glacier Rd

    The Iditarod is an important part of Alaska's culture. These sled dog tours give you a chance to Visit Iditarod Champion Mitch Seavey’s homestead,cuddle husky puppies, enjoy a dogsled ride (even in summer) and learn about the Iditarod.

  • Moose's Tooth Pub & PizzeriaPizza, Brewery$$

    3300 Old Seward Hwy

    One of the most popular eateries in Anchorage, Moose's Tooth specializes in gourmet pizza and is known for its excellent beer selection and interesting dessert options. Be prepared to wait for a table, though, as it's usually jammed.

  • Glacier Brewhouse Traditional American$$

    737 W 5th Ave Ste 110

    Popular with tourists and locals alike, Glacier Brewhouse offers up traditional American fare like pizza, burgers and fish, as well as a great selection of beer brewed in-house. Call ahead for a dinner reservation as it can get crazy busy.

  • Humpy's Great Alaskan AlehousPubs, New American$$

    610 W 6th Ave

    Humpy's is usually busy, even more so since being featured on the Travel Channel's "Man v. Food." They offer standard pub food and are know for their fish and seafood. There's also a great selection of locally brewed beer.

  • Simon & Seafort'sSeafood, Steakhouse,$$$

    420 L ST

    Popular for its beautiful views of the water and upscale dining experience, Simon & Seafort's is known for its seafood - try the halibut cheeks or the calamari appetizer. Reservations are recommended, and even then you may have to wait.

  • Bear Tooth Theatre Pub & GrilPubs, Traditional Am$$

    1230 W 27th Ave

    Bear Tooth offers the unique experience of a restaurant and movie theater combined. Try the pizza or garlic cilantro fries and one of their great beer selection, and enjoy a discounted (and still current) movie.

  • Tommy's Burger Stop Burgers$$

    1106 W 29th Pl

    Tommy's just does burgers, but they do them right. A kitchy decorated, hole-in-the-wall type place, Tommy's is popular with locals and the college crowd. Try the onion rings. One word of warning: it is a small place, so seating is limited.

  • Gumbo House Southern$$

    611 W 9th Ave

    For a little taste of the bayou in Anchorage, look for the unassuming little pink house. Gumbo House offers traditional Cajun favorites like po boys, jambalaya, and of course, gumbo. Seating is limited but it has a nice, homey atmosphere.

  • Crow's Nest French, New American$$$$

    Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W. 5th Ave., Tower 3

    The Crow's Nest offers a high-end dining experience with a full bar menu and breathtaking views. The cuisine is varied and unusual, like Thai curry soup and honey duck.

  • Yak and Yeti Himalayan/Nepalese$$

    3301 Spenard Rd

    If a day of Alaska adventures has left you ravenous, the Yak and Yeti is the perfect way to wind down. It's been voted the Best International Food in Anchorage and offers a variety of traditional dishes. Don't miss the naan. No bar but BYOB.

  • Kinley's Restaurant New American$$$

    3230 Seward Highway

    Diners rave about the steaks, the ahi tuna tacos and the duck, but the full menu always garners high marks. The wine and beer lists are impressive, and happy customers almost always mention the great wait staff.

  • Anchorage Golf Course $$$

    3651 Omalley Rd

    Summer play can range from as early as 5:00 a.m. to well after midnight. Located on the hillside overlooking Anchorage, the course offers a view of three separate mountain ranges. Mount McKinley can be seen from many vantage points.

  • Tanglewood Lakes Golf Club $$$

    11801 Brayton Dr

    The 9-hole Tanglewood Lakes course features 1,288 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 27. The course also features an indoor golf dome and chalet.

  • Russian Jack Golf Course $$$

    1600 Lidia Selkregg Ln

    The 9-hole Russian Jack Springs course at the Russian Jack Golf Course facility is Anchorage's municipal course. It was closed for awhile due to wind debris, but will be reopening, so check the website for updates or call ahead.

  • Eagleglen Golf Course $$$

    4414 1st St

    Golf Digest has called Eagleglen the best course in Alaska. It features a pro shop stocked with a full range of golfing accessories, equipment, and clothing. Carts and golf club rentals are available. Clubhouse has full-service snack bar.

  • Moose Run Golf Course, Hill Co $$$

    27000 Arctic Valley Road

    The Hill Course is one of three on the Moose Run Golf Course. Designed by Army Corp of Engineers, the course opened in 1951 and features a spectacular clubhouse.

  • Moose Run Golf Course, Creek C $$$

    27000 Arctic Valley Road

    The 18 hole Creek Course is set in a mountain and creek-side wilderness backdrop, where you may catch a glimpse of bears, lynx, moose, foxes, and wolves while constructing the course. Co-located is the easier 18 hole Hill Course.

  • Club SinRock $$$

    301 W 64th Ave

    Billed as the "classiest gentlmen's cabaret in the Northwest," Club SinRock offers exotic stage entertainment with fully nude dancing. Great atmosphere and good music selection provided by professional DJs. Master Card and Visa accepted.

  • Crazy Horse Saloon $$$

    E 16th Ave & Gambell St

    Crazy Horse Saloon caters to a variety of bachelor activities so you can relax after a day in the Alaskan wilderness (or skip the wilderness – it’s your vacation). Enjoy nude stage dancing, Texas Hold em poker, NFL football, and full bar.

  • Great Alaskan Bush Company $$$

    631 E Intl Airport Rd

    Repeatedly rated by customers as the best strip club in Anchorage, the Great Alaskan Bush Company is known for the quality of its girls. Full service bar, DJs, even a fully stocked gift shop. Major credit cards accepted.

  • Fantasies on 5th Avenue $$$

    1911 E 5th Ave

    Fantasies on 5th is a juice bar in the dancing area, although there is a separate bar upstairs. The club features bikini dancers, topless dancers and nude dancers. Lap dances are bikini only.

  • Mad Myrna's $$

    530 E 5th Ave

    Gay club Mad Myrna's constantly gets rave reviews from patrons for its fun, friendly atmosphere. Great drinks, great dance floor, rooms for karaoke and pool, plus a great patio. Regulars report it's often a mix of gay and straight.

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