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Anchorage Travel Tips for Alaska-sized Adventure

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A Fête of Fire and Ice

Out with the old and in with the new! Anchorage festivities fuse the extremes of Alaska into one happening night. Many locals will ring in the New Year downtown at the Fire & Ice New Year's Eve Celebration - a big, wild, family festival complete with ice carving, fireworks and ice skating. Nearby at Alyeska Resort, 300 hearty souls traverse the mountain with glowing lights in hand, followed live music and awesome fireworks. Hail New Year! Have you added Alaska to your 2014 to-do list? Resolve to visit Anchorage!  SEE MORE

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Bears at the Alaska Zoo

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Up Close and Personal
This is a great time of year to visit the Alaska Zoo because many of its arctic and subarctic animals know how to enjoy winter! Home to many different wildlife species, the Zoo offers naturalist tours and enrichment programs, along with ongoing events throughout the year including storytime and behind-the-scenes tours. SEE MORE
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Fur Rondy Outhouse Races

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Four Weird, Wild Ways to Celebrate Winter
From quirky to downright crazy, events at Anchorage Fur Rendezvous have contestants and onlookers howling with laughter. The annual celebration, known locally as Rondy, started in the 1930s as a way for hard working miners and trappers to sell their wares and let their hair down after a long season of labor.  SEE MORE
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Free Bus to Seward
Transportation from Anchorage to Seward is free when you purchase a day cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park with Alaska Tour & Travel for summer 2014. SEE MORE
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50% Off Day Trip
Book by Dec. 31 for 50% off the Alaska Wildlife and Turnagain Arm Tour from Alaska's Finest Tours & Cruises.
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Summer Fishing Special
Enjoy 20% off regular rates at the Anchorage Super 8 Hotel before or after a guided fly fishing trip with Women's Flyfishing® in summer 2014. SEE MORE
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Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival

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Brewing up a Cold One
As the new year rolls around, craft brewers will begin preparing frosty favorites for the annual Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival. Originally designed to showcase Alaska's fermented pride, the festival now features craft beers from around the globe. For connoisseurs and anyone who appreciates a good mug of suds, it's beervana! SEE MORE
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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

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Bow WOW!
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® is more than 1,000 miles of pure adrenaline. This clash of the canines pushes mushers and dog teams through the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. The 41st annual race mushes through Anchorage, Saturday, March 1, 2014, culminating two exciting weeks of Fur Rendezvous. SEE MORE
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Big Wild Life Runs

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Mark Your Calendar
The calendar is packed with fun next year in Anchorage. Check out some of the top events planned for 2014. Make it a date and celebrate with the city, Alaska style!
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