Food & Entertainment
Are you a fan of local food? Then you'll love sitting down in one of Alaska's seafood restaurants, which range from fine dining to lick-your-fingers casual. Restaurants across the state serve up a delicious array of locally-sourced seafood, game, and produce. Local favorites like grilled salmon, halibut chowder, cod tacos, reindeer sausage, and crab legs nourish you after a day of adventures. Alaska has a thriving dining scene and takes pride showcasing all that is Alaska Grown. In addition to restaurants, visitors can taste their way through the state by joining a brewery or distillery tour, food tour, farm tour, or pick up some fresh produce at one of the many farmers markets. Microbreweries are also extremely popular here, producing everything from beer to hard ciders, with an ever-growing roster of local ingredients.
If you’re looking for some entertainment, Alaska offers plenty of shows & performances that showcase the state’s history, culture, and love of live music. From comedic retellings of Alaska’s gold rush days to immersive movies about the northern lights to live music around the campfire, Alaska will keep you entertained. Don’t miss Alaska Native song and dance performances to learn about Alaska’s diverse Alaska Native cultures.
In addition to eating locally, you can also shop locally at one of the state’s many gift shops and art galleries. You’ll find locally-made artwork, jewelry, t-shirts and clothing featuring Alaska-inspired designs, Alaska Native artwork, beauty products that use local ingredients, and you can bring a taste of Alaska home with you, including smoked salmon, fireweed honey, birch syrup, berry jam, and more.
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