Twelve Hours in Anchorage

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Photo by Jorge Molina In Anchorage for a quick business trip? Break out of the board room and hit the highlights of the state’s largest city—in just one day! The First Six Hours: Morning Breakfast and Activities Start with an Alaska breakfast of reindeer sausage and eggs at our downtown location. Then head to one…

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Happy 100th Birthday, Anchorage!

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Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from paxsonwoelber. Happy 100th Birthday, Anchorage! If you were to visit Anchorage, Alaska, 100 years ago, you might not recognize it. In its infancy, Anchorage was a railroad construction town that could be accurately described as a tent city. Flash forward to today, Anchorage boasts a population of roughly…

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Art, History and Culture: Highlighting New Museum Exhibits Around Alaska and Yukon

Posted in About Alaska, Things To Do In Alaska, Things To Do In The Yukon, Westmark Blog, Westmark News

Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from Maureen. Frosted windows hinder views of snow-covered mountains, Alaskans warm up vehicles in preparation for the mad dash from the cold and the moisture from our breath forms a cloud of fog around every word. Winter has arrived in Alaska. And what better time than winter to step…

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Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention: Alaska’s Extraordinary Cultural Gathering

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Two very exciting things happen in Alaska every October: the annual Permanent Fund dividend is released and the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention, the country’s largest representative gathering of Native peoples. Starting today, Anchorage will host the AFN convention, showcasing the rich cultures of Alaska’s first people: their art, music, dance and traditions.…

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Planning a Trip to the Great Land

Posted in About Alaska, Traveling to the Yukon

Alaska & Yukon Map with Westmark Hotels locations.

The Ultimate Great Land Vacation Itinerary If there’s one thing we know here at Westmark Hotels—well, other than how to offer our guests truly one-of-a-kind lodging experiences—it’s how to make the most of a Great Land vacation. We’re always getting asked by our guests what we think is the best way to experience the beauty and expanse of Alaska…

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Reeling in the fun at Alaska’s fishing derbies

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Fireweed along an Alaska river

Try your luck at reeling in a trophy fish and you might catch a cash prize! Alaska fishing derbies are a favorite summer activity for visitors and locals alike. Every summer, derbies in several towns across the state attract crowds of anglers eager to win big prizes. But before you throw out a line, be…

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Fair Fun in the Midnight Sun

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In addition to abundant wildlife, stunning mountain views and long summer days, July and August also offer memorable northern fairs and festivals. From state fairs that boast rides, oversized vegetables and fresh Alaska seafood to music festivals that showcase some of the finest talent in Alaska and the Yukon, these festivities in the Land of…

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