Travel Tuesday: Winter Adventures
Even though there's not much snow on the ground, that doesn't mean you can't get out and have a winter adventure. Julie Saupe, president and CEO of Visit Anchorage, joined Daybreak with four ways to get out and explore.
Winter biking with fat tire bikes are a popular and healthy way to get out and have some fun, while getting good exercise. There are several businesses in Anchorage and Girdwood that cater to winter biking enthusiasts. If you haven't tried this novel way of getting around, there's no better time than now to get on those fat wheels and ride.
For those that may not be as adventurous, or want to take things a little easier, Anchorage has eight ice slating areas that are hot-mopped by the city. Westchester Lagoon is a great example of a spot to strap on those skates and give it a spin. Anchorage is also home to one of the only full-sized speed skating tracks inside of Cuddy Family Park.
For those hoping to take in some sights this winter, Portage Glacier is an excellent option. Starting at the Begich Boggs Visitor Center, it's a three-mile hike onto the glacier. The view is incredible, and worthy of the attention of shutterbugs in the group.
And last, but not least, there are plenty of places in Alaska to catch a view of the aurora. Only a few minutes outside of Anchorage; you could be treated to a magical, northern view.
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