Comfort Suites Anchorage International Airport
2919 W International Airport
Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone: (907) 243-8080
Fax: (907) 243-8100
2919 W International Airport, Anchorage, AK, US, 99502
- Phone: (907) 243-8080
- Fax: (907) 243-8100
One block from the new Long House Alaskan Motel, on the shores of Lake Spenard, sits this park boasting views the largest float-plane runway in the world. With nearly constant take-offs and landings in summer, this is a great place to picnic and enjoy an air show. A roped off swimming area, playground equipment, picnic tables, restrooms and volleyball court are all part of the facilities. A lifeguard is on duty from 10:30am to 5:30pm daily during summer months.
Combined, Lake Hood and Lake Spenard (joined by two canals) provide the largest floatplane harbor in the world. The shoreline has several flightseeing, hunting and fly-in fishing companies (walk-in bookings possible). A large grass covered area on the south side of Lake Spenard offers wooden picnic benches and views of almost non-stop takeoffs and landings, in summer. A word to the wise, don't sit downwind or you will be soaked by the spray put off by the planes. Next door is the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum. Admission: free.
Changepoint is a church with a different approach. It does not belong to any particular denomination. It focuses only on bringing people close to God and helping them lead a life the way God wants them to live. The church strives to bring into the lives of its people joy and freedom which comes from being close to God. For those who are new to Changepoint, the church has a program called the StartingPoint, within which people are introduced to the church and made to understand its vision. The center is open on weekends, call to find out exact timings.
One of the most beautiful views in town, this overlook offers Westchester Lagoon below and the 13,000-foot vertical rise of the Chugach Range to the East. Between these two points sits the city's many office buildings and homes dotting the valley. In the fall, Termination Dust (snow) creeps down the side of the Range and signals the end to another summer. In winter, the ice-covered lagoon and hoarfrost-covered trees are complemented by the white giants behind them.
Most highly awarded of the breweries in Anchorage, this brewery won the "Best" award at the Alaska Beer Festival for three years in a row. Established in 1995 by several beer aficionados, its success has surpassed their wildest dreams. The line of beers includes Mammoth Extra Stout, Kodiak Brown Ale, Wolf Spirit Sparkling Ale, Sockeye Red Ale and the most award winning, Full Curl Ale. The owners are now distributing in the Lower 48. Come in for a free tour Fridays at 6pm.
This outstanding collection, created in 1968 by the National Bank of Alaska, is dedicated to providing insight into native Alaskan culture and Alaskan history. It is one of the largest privately owned public displays within Alaska. The exhibits include artifacts as much as 2,000 years old, paintings from the best-known names in Alaskan history, hand-crafted baskets from each of the state's native groups, a collection of 1895 rifles, a collection of ivory carvings and more than 2,800 rare books about Alaska and its natives. Admission is free.
This library contains a sweeping indoor staircase, computer access, three floors of neatly arranged titles, reference desks throughout, study areas and a walnut paneled reading lounge in the Alaska Collection area. Outside, a lower level entrance brings you to the elevators, while the second floor entrance is reached by a covered staircase that stretches to a small coffee shop and statue of William Seward. Bring children for the Lapsit and Preschool Storytimes, but please call in advance for scheduling.
This park may be driven to, or accessed by walking down the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail from downtown (about 1 mile south on the trail). The park includes a fitness area with pull-up bars, sit-up bench and other fitness equipment. Paralleling the Westchester Lagoon, it features a dock, a maintained skating rink during winter and benches to rest on while viewing the Lagoon. There are also bike lock-up areas and a tiny police substation. This is a no fee area.
On the scenic shores of Jewel Lake, this park contains many family oriented facilities. A sectioned swimming area is available for those who are brave enough to test the chilly waters. Families enjoy the picnic facilities, restrooms, playground equipment, barbecue grills, volleyball and softball playing fields. Fishing, 50 feet from the swimming area, is permitted with the appropriate license. A lifeguard is on duty from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily during summer months. There are no admission or day use fees.
A lovely playground with half moon sculptures and a large picnic facility it is a long grassy area parallel to the Chester Creek Greenbelt trail. It acts as a pausing place for trail users, a play area for nearby residents and a social gathering place for family picnics. Whether you drive to the park to relax or use the trails for biking, rollerblading or walking, this is a delightful recreation spot with trees, grass and benches for people watching. Admission is free.
This long and winding lake is home to many Anchorage residents who have floatplanes. With tie-downs right in their own backyards, these private plane owners store their planes with safety and convenience and utilize the official runway that the lake provides. Salmon voyage through the lake during spawning season by traveling through the small saltwater channel that meets the lake's overflow. Once there, the fish head north; fighting upstream through the Campbell Creek.
This park sits as a large, flat, rectangular, grassy area dominated by a huge outdoor playground and picnic facility. Built by locals wishing to have a convenient play area for their children, it was the combined effort of a neighborhood community that brought this park to life. It now holds a large sand pit playground and several different sizes of swing sets, a merry-go-round, teeter-totter and more. It is half a mile from the Golden Lion Inn and the Residence Inn. No admission.