Travel Tuesday: Activities for Anchorage summer visitors
Last year, more than 2 million visitors came to Alaska to experience the trip of a lifetime. According to Visit Anchorage, roughly 10% of those travelers say that they made the trip to visit friends or family members.
If you are one of those friends or relatives, then you know entertaining a guest over the summer can be daunting with all of the different options the state has to offer. To help you decide what to do, Visit Anchorage's Anita Nelson shared some of her tips with Daybreak for this week's Travel Tuesday.
"As we are coming up toward solstice, it really provides a perfect opportunity to go and explore your backyard," she said. "When you have visiting friends and relatives, it might be that excuse to try something you've never done before, whether that's a glacier landing or perhaps an excursion you've never done before."
There are plenty of hidden gems located around town that are sure to please your visitors. Nelson says you can start by sharing some of your favorite local hot spots or taking a walk along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail so your visitors can see the Cook Inlet and mountain views.
Another piece of advice for locals looking to entertain visitors — look for discounts. Nelson says you don't have to break the bank to have a true Alaskan adventure.
"For locals, if you ask for a resident discount, maybe that makes it more attractive perhaps," she said. "Larger tour operators or some of our larger venues will offer discounts for residents and then it also, sometimes people will offer buy three and get the fourth one free. So, there's lots of opportunities there to explore."
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