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Downtown Anchorage

Downtown Anchorage is teeming with fantastic destinations. Our prime location places you right in the midst of this vibrant neighborhood, with restaurants, boutiques, shopping malls, and parks all within easy walking distance.


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Anchorage Museum

Just two blocks away from The Aviator Hotel lies the renowned Anchorage Museum, a cultural gem waiting to be explored. Dive into Alaska's rich history, marvel at captivating art exhibitions, and engage with interactive displays showcasing the region's diverse heritage. A must-visit for any guest seeking an enriching Anchorage experience.


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Talkeetna Air Taxi Flightseeing

Embark on an awe-inspiring flight tour through Denali National Park with Talkeetna Air Taxi. These tours enter further into the Alaska Range to explore seemingly endless glaciers, massive mountains, and the majesty of Denali itself. Find out why Denali flightseeing tours are continuously rated the #1 tour in Alaska and considered the greatest mountain flight in the world.


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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

Embark on a scenic journey along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, conveniently accessible from The Aviator Hotel, offering a picturesque route right from the Captain Cook. A beloved attraction in Anchorage, this trail beckons with its beauty, welcoming walkers, runners, and bikers year-round to explore its stunning vistas.


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Alaska Railroad Depot

Discover the nearby Alaska Railroad Depot, a hub of adventure and activity just moments from downtown. Ship Creek Trail starts here as well, or you can catch the Alaska Railroad to various scenic destinations. Experience the pulse of Anchorage's transportation and outdoor recreation scene firsthand.

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University of Alaska Anchorage

Success takes effort, and the University of Alaska Anchorage supports students in their journey to success. Our hotel is conveniently situated just 4 miles away from the campus, making it a short drive or rideshare ride for you to explore the university grounds or connect with friends and family attending UAA.


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Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport

For peace of mind during late-night flights or layovers, our hotel in Anchorage is strategically situated just an 11-minute drive or a short rideshare journey from Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport. We've covered your seamless transition for those early-morning or late-night flights.

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Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop

Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop in Anchorage offers delightful pastries and bread, baked fresh daily, perfect for a cozy morning or a leisurely afternoon treat. With its charming ambiance and delectable creations, it's a must-visit spot for any food lover in the area.


Whisky & Ramen

For a unique culinary experience in downtown Anchorage, Whisky & Ramen offers an intriguing fusion of flavors with its innovative menu combining whisky and Japanese ramen. Given its popularity since opening about a year ago, it's advisable to make a reservation if you want to secure a table and savor their delicious offerings, as it tends to get busy quickly.



If you're craving a taste of the tropics in downtown Anchorage, Palmiera is the place to be. This new and immensely popular tropical fusion restaurant, situated on the East end of downtown, introduces a fresh concept to the local dining scene, promising a vibrant and flavorful dining experience unlike any other.



Want to live like a local? Ginger is the go-to spot, especially renowned for its bustling bar scene. Located conveniently close to the Performing Arts Center, it's a favorite haunt for grabbing a drink before catching a show, offering a classic atmosphere.


Midnight Sun Brewing

Midnight Sun Brewing is a must-visit destination in Anchorage for craft beer enthusiasts, offering a diverse selection of brews crafted with passion and creativity. With its welcoming atmosphere and commitment to quality, a visit to Midnight Sun Brewing promises an unforgettable taste of Alaska's vibrant craft beer scene. They're also partnering with us on our very own brewery, offering exclusive housemade, local brews in our lobby!