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Shop & Dine

With over five major shopping centers, and hundreds of quality dinning establishment, Anchorage boasts all the comforts of a major city.

Stock up on all the essentials: Tikahtnu Commons and Glenn Square shopping centers are located just minutes from JBER.

Treat yourself with some quality retail therapy time at Anchorage's Fifth Avenue and Dimond Malls

A clear summer view of a long grey-blue lake between two green mountain peaks. This is Alaska's Eklutna Lake

Explore

They say the best part of Anchorage is that it's only 15 minutes from Alaska. With the Chugach Mountains in your back yard, you're only a few minutes from immersive, untamed wilderness.

Wilderness that the whole family can enjoy: take a stroll to Thunderbird Falls, explore Flattop Mountain, kayak in the serene Eklutna Lake, and view Anchorage from the peaks of Arctic Valley.

Challenge yourself: scale Bird Ridge or trek up Mt. Baldy.

All Aboard! No need to drive: witness the breathtaking scenery of Alaska by train.

Musher Kelly Maixner's dog team races down Cordova Street at the ceremonial start of the 2011 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race which begins on 4th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska. The ceremonial start kicks off the 1,150-mile race to Nome.

Culture

With nearly a dozen museums, multiple theaters, and year round community events, Anchorage is sure to satisfy your fix for culture.

Experience the local art scene during Anchorage's monthly "First Friday" event downtown.

Spend a day at the Anchorage Museum and immerse yourself in Alaska's rich culture.

Watch the latest and greatest play at the Alaska Performing Arts Center.

Right outside of JBER's Government Hill gate is Anchorage's Ship Creek where locals can salmon fish right in town.

Play

From the coldest winter days to the sunniest of summer nights, Anchorage is full of excitement for the whole family.

Dance the night away in Anchorage's many bars and nightclubs.

Conquer the slopes at Alyeska Resort and Hilltop Ski Area.

Walk, bike, run on (all 120+ miles of) Anchorage's intricate trail system.

Two men walk through the forest on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula on summer day.

Beyond Anchorage

Beyond Anchorage: road trip redefined.

As the largest state in the USA (sorry Texas!), Alaska boasts 8 national parks and 27 state parks. Two highways are your gateway to all Alaska has to offer. Head north on the Glenn and experience southeast Alaska's diverse inland topography; rolling meadows, narrow valleys, and Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. Head south along the coastal Seward Highway and witness breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.

See What's Nearby!