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Top park recommendations from locals

Park
“Kincade is a beautiful park with approximately 35 miles of trails and a beach front. You can spot really stunning sunsets and spend romantic nights in the beach front by a fire.”
  • 101 locals recommend
Zoo
“View of Alaska's big fauna in a spacious enclosures that approximate the animals natural habitat (not cages, like a zoo)”
  • 65 locals recommend
Park
“The 1964 Earthquake shaped this hilly area, which offers trails and an interpretive display. Also, it is located next to the airport, and you can see the planes come in and land right above your head!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Park
“This spot has access to the coastal trail, a paved trail that's popular among bicyclists and pedestrians.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Potter Marsh, at the southern end of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, is an ideal break from Anchorage for birders and other wildlife viewers. From the Seward Highway just before the left turn into the Potter Marsh parking lot, you are treated to a stunning view of Turnagain Arm. A wooden boardwalk winds 1,550 feet from the parking area through the marsh and across watery openings and sedges, perfect habitat for a rich variety of birds.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Trail
“If a great view sounds better to you than a climb up Flattop, the Glen Alps Trail is the next best thing for a fantastic view of the Anchorage Bowl and the Cook Inlet. On most days, the Kenai Peninsula is visible in the distance. Primarily an easy hike after one moderate uphill climb, the trail is suitable for most adults and teens. The elderly, small children, and anyone with difficulty standing or walking should opt for one of the other trails in the area.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Trail
“Really awesome views of the city from the parking lot. There is a trail that goes further up and I think it's about 5 miles round trip, but the last part is difficult. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Beach access and beautiful views of Cook Inlet, Anchorage, and the all the mountains including Sleeping Lady across the Inlet and on a clear day, Mt McKinley. It's at the End of the Coastal Trail and a great place to possibly see moose. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Four blocks from the BnB. A mile long park strip, with kite flying, free weekly evening yoga, rose garden, war memorial, beautiful mountain views, kite flying, tennis, picnicking, organized games, people watching...on the way to downtown”
  • 14 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“In spring and summer this place is well worth a visit. You can easily spend an hour or two wondering from one garden to another and admire the beutiful flowers. Better yet, pack a basket and have a picnic!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great hike for all ages. The trail takes you through a lush sitka spruce rainforest. It is located about a mile drive from Anchorage in the town of Aleyeska. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“A non-technical hike that offers you access to stunning views of the Cook Inlet and the Eagle River Valley. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“Established in 1896 the Crow Creek Goldmine is a world famous gold mine that used pioneering hydraulic technologies to extract the precious metal from the earth. Still a thriving, working gold mine today, a visit to the Crow Creek Goldmine sees you learn about the mining process, the history of this famous business and the amazing products it has produced. During your visit you can pan for gold yourself, to learn how to sift and sluice the gold from the experts. You can also take a tour around the goldmine village and admire the quaint miners' cottages that are perfectly preserved. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Great access point to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail which offer great inlet views.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“25 minutes outside of Anchorage going south on the New Seward Highway. Great views, little waterfall, and places along the way to view the inlet. Numerous whales have been spotted in this area.”
  • 5 locals recommend