Spend your Weekend in Anchorage and Save!

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The snow has hit the ground in Anchorage, just in time for our special winter rates at the Westmark Anchorage Hotel & Conference Center. With rates starting at $85.95 per night for select weekend dates and the hotel’s prime location close to a multitude of superb winter activities, finding an excuse to schedule a fun…

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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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Aurora News & Views

Posted in Westmark News

The aurora borealis has been popping up all over the web lately, and we don’t mean the obligatory time-lapse photos and videos that emerge from the northern stretches of the universe. It just so happens that we are in the midst of the best northern lights viewing the world has seen in decades, and will…

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Spend a Night on the Town in Anchorage

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What does the combination of one delicious dinner, a fancy drink at a bar and one Broadway play make? A recipe for an awesome night out on the town, obviously! Anchorage’s downtown scene has come a long way from the old-fashioned “Main Street” appearance it had in the 1960s. Fourth Avenue is still the hot…

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

Posted in About Alaska, Things To Do In Alaska, Westmark Blog

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

Posted in About Alaska

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

Posted in About Alaska

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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