Anchorage Walking Tours
A guided walking tour is a fantastic way to discover Anchorage’s highlights and learn about its history. Explore the local food scene or the world’s busiest floatplane base on foot, or follow the suggested routes of audio guides narrated by former mayors. Whether you take a walking tour or use Alaska.org as your guide, you’ll find that Anchorage has a lot to discover!
The City of Anchorage may be relatively young, but it has a storied history that is rich enough to keep you captivated for hours. And who better to recount some of the highlights than four former mayors who were there when they happened? Among other things, you’ll hear about Anchorage’s wilder days, what the 1964 earthquake was really like, how oil money helped shape many facets of modern life, and Alaska’s little-known 9⁄11 scare.
Lake Hood is the busiest seaplane base in the world with 200 daily operations (takeoffs and landings). If you’re staying at a hotel near the Anchorage airport, this is the best place for a nearby walk. Our walking tour highlights the most interesting viewpoints, historical features, and insights into the aviation activities going on around the lake.
So don’t just stroll through town — take the official tour, brought to you by longtime resident experts: Alaska.org and the Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau.