Clarion Suites Downtown
1110 West 8th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 222-5005
Fax: (907) 222-5215
Expect the unexpected here. There is a tinge of the unusual in every element of this charming city. You can see a Moose or a bunch of canines strolling through the traffic in a quite relaxed mode. Visit the Government hill and the Ship creek to see remnants of the past of this culturally enriched city. Head on to the cozy downtown as you are treated with a range of exciting activities and pleasant recreational spots. Further down the city, you will find more practical services like schools and grocery stores. Although the active volcanoes and inconsistent tidal activity pose a threat to newcomers, the city is worth a visit for its majestic landscapes and panoramic views.
Mulcahy Stadium is a home to the two teams Anchorage Glacier Pilots and Anchorage Bucs. This baseball stadium has a capacity of 4000 and serves as a venue to American Legion and other high school games. The huge scoreboard adds to the thrill of the game for the spectators. For schedule, visit the website.
Located on the bottom floor of the Captain Cook Hotel, this high-class gym offers separate facilities for men and women's fitness. The gyms each have cardiovascular machines, Nautilus and Universal Equipment, free weights, a lounge with television, snacks and coffee, tanning beds, locker room, sauna and large steam room. The shared facilities include massage rooms, pool, jacuzzi, exercise classes, nautilus circuit training room and racquetball courts.
The Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center is a massive conference facility spread over 200,000 square feet. The sprawling center is used to host business events like conferences, exhibitions, conventions, trade shows, meetings and other events. The venue is also well-equipped to host a wide range of cultural events including music concerts and shows. Check website for more details.
In the middle of downtown is possibly the busiest of the six Anchorage Alaska athletic clubs. Many downtown business people start their day here. This club offers tennis and racquetball courts, Nautilus weight training equipment, free weights, aerobics classes, weight management, circuit training, group cycling, martial arts classes, indoor track, sauna, steam rooms, tanning and massage. Other amenities include: hair and skin salons, a pro shop, post-rehabilitation programs and personal trainers, child-care centers and more.
Alaska's first elected governor was William Egan, and this convention center was named in his honour. It is the state's largest convention and meeting center, with more than 40,000 square feet of conference area. More than a block in length, it features a front wall made entirely of curved glass parallel to Fifth Avenue. The lobby houses a constant display of Native art, including sculptures, beading and carvings. There is no admission fee for viewing the center.
The Phillips Cruises and Tours in the city of Anchorage is a cruise and tour company that offers the 26-Glacier tour to the Prince William Sound. The sound is located off the Gulf of Alaska on the southern coast and the cruise takes off from the port of Whittier, located 60 miles to the south-east. The four and a half hour tour on the three-deck catamaran would take you through approximately 135 mile into the sound covering all the glaciers on the route. The company also arranges for round-trip between Anchorage and Whittier, in case you don't want to travel in your own car. Call for more information and reservations.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
Flattop Mountain Shuttle departs from Downtown Bicycle Rental at 4th Avenue and C Street at 1 pm. The shuttle arrives at the trailhead at 1:30 and remains parked. The van departs the trailhead at 4 p.m. and arrives downtown at 4:30. The total cost for a round trip is $22. However, the shuttle only goes up if seven people sign up that day. If more people sign up there will be more shuttles on that day. Both hikers and non-hikers are welcome. Ask about the Hike/Bike Combo. Check website for further details.
Steinway & Sons is an acclaimed name in the field of music. With highly qualified personnel, you can be rest assured of their standards of education. Well-equipped music rooms make sure you take your music lessons seriously. The gallery hosts a large number of music workshops, piano sales events among other things. They also host a wide range of classical music concerts and shows from time to time. Call for more details on current and upcoming events.
The name of this place might sound to you like a restaurant but its not. The Pedalers Pub & Grille is an agency that arranges for awesome biking tours across several cities of the world. Travelers who would like to explore different place on a bicycle, can contact them for tour information. They conduct tours in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Tibet and Madagascar among others.
Only five minutes south of downtown, this facility never closes. It is conveniently located next to a 24-hour grocery store, with ATM and bank inside. The center offers martial arts classes, post rehabilitation programs and personal trainers, Nautilus weight training equipment, free weights, aerobics classes and weight management. Personal trainers are available, as well as circuit training, group cycling, indoor track, sauna, steam rooms, tanning, massage, hair and skin salon, pro shops, child care centers and more. Guest passes are $10 per day.