101 Ways to EXPLORE FAIRBANKS this SUMMER


101 Ways to EXPLORE FAIRBANKS this SUMMER

 

1 - Make the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center your first stop to planning your summer adventure. www.morristhompsoncenter.org

2 - The Folk School offers classes in traditional crafts, woodworking, outdoor skills, hands-on arts and sciences. www.folk.school/witw

3 - You won't believe this gem exists in Fairbanks! Stop into the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. www.fountainheadmuseum.com

4 - Fresh, always delicious and Fairbanks’ favorite patio to hang out! Dining and drinks at Zach’s. www.zachsrestaurant.com

5 - Come Discover Denali! It's so much more than a National Park! www.discoverdenali.org

6 - Retreat into the backcountry in comfort, packages include igloo lodging and a variety of adventures. www.borealisbasecamp.net

7 - Visit our non-profit Sirius Sled Dogs Rescue, meet and greet friendly huskies and reindeer. www.siriussleddogsrescue.com

8 - Take your tastebuds on a tour! Delicious spirits and cocktails hand-crafted by really picky Alaskans. www.ursamajordistilling.com

9 - Stop and visit with a local artist. Original work from more than 20 Fairbanks artists. www.2streetgallery.com

10 - Experience tradition at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics! July 13-16 at the Big Dipper. www.weio.org

11 - Golden Days 2022: Join us for our Street Fair, Rubber Duckie Race and Grande Parade! www.fairbankschamber.org/golden-days

12 - Shop for authentic art and handcrafts at the Alaska Native Gift Shop – best shopping in the state! www.alaskanativegiftshop.com

13 - Visit the pipeline and learn what a “PIG” has to do with it.

14 - See giant burl animals along the Richardson Highway.

15 - Cool off with ice cream or shave ice.

16 - Curl up with a book from the library.

17 - Take a guided ATV tour or hop on your own and go for a ride.

18 - Be inspired by a visit to an arts, culture or history venue.

19 - Search out a geocache in an urban or remote location.

20 - Learn a new skill or craft in an in-person or online class.

21 - Spend an afternoon "Where the Spirit of Christmas lives year-round."

22 - Cuddle with puppies and chat with a musher on a kennel tour.

23 - Hop on a motorcycle to traverse the state.

24 - Savor a variety of locally-brewed vodka, whiskey and other spirits.

25 - Rent a canoe, kayak or bicycle.

26 - Set up a net and spike your way to victory.

27 - Grab take out from your favorite restaurant and have a picnic in a park.

28 - Relax like the miners did in a naturally heated hot spring.

29 - Cheer on your rubber duckie as they try to win the race.

30 - Volunteer your time to a worthy cause.

31 - Pick up a meal from your favorite food truck or stand.

32 - Throw on your cleats and take a swing at a softball field.

33 - Take a walk through a forest with huskies.

34 - Start your search for Made In Alaska holiday gifts.

35 - Chase a midnight sunset at a nearby vantage point.

36 - Buckle up your flotation device and spend some time on a lake or river.

37 - See how a tree is turned into pieces of functional and decorative art.

38 - Share your adventures on social media using #explorefairbanks.

39 - Take a flightseeing tour and view the landscape from the sky.

40 - Have an adventure in a local, state or national park.

41 - Drive along a local highway for a scenic road trip.

42 - Experience the thrill of a lifetime on a zipline.

43 - Have your picture taken at the Arctic Circle sign after traversing the Dalton Highway.

44 - Try a different kind of golf…with a disc.

45 - Find out about historic Fairbanks and its gold rush history at Pioneer Park.

46 - Learn what makes UAF “Naturally Inspiring.”

47 - Enjoy the 4th of July with food, family and friends.

48 - Taste a variety of locally-brewed beer.

49 - Go for a stroll along the trails at Creamer's Field.

50 - Climb aboard and ride the rails.

51 - Let your dog play at a park made just for them.

52 - Ask about what winter has to offer.

53 - Camp in a public-use cabin or at a local campground.

54 - Go berry picking with your family and make your own jams and jellies.

55 - Pick up a 2022 Fairbanks Visitors Guide full of more ideas of things to do.

56 - Find events happening around Fairbanks at www.explorefairbanks.com/events.

57 - Soak up the sun while dining on a waterfront deck.

58 - Gather around a campfire and roast marshmallows.

59 - Enjoy a free concert at a local venue.

60 - Visit local monuments and statues.

61 - Join in the fun at the Tanana Valley State Fair.

62 - Discover new treasures at a yard sale or antique shop.

63 - Shop for local produce and products at a farmers or open air market.

64 - Fill your water bottle with fresh spring water.

65 - Peer through your binoculars and search for Alaskan wildlife and birds.

66 - Watch gold nuggets be fashioned into jewelry.

67 - Book an overnight getaway at a hotel or B&B.

68 - Sample cuisine from around the world.

69 - Hear about Alaska’s state sport of dog mushing.

70 - Strike a pose under the farthest north Antler Arch.

71 - Visit the historic mining town of Ester.

72 - Calculate how many hours of daylight we have today at www.explorefairbanks.com/midnight-sun-tracker.

73 - Stay up all night and celebrate summer solstice under the midnight sun.

74 - Traverse as many of the nearby walking and hiking trails as possible.

75 - Focus your camera and document your travels.

76 - Learn about Alaska’s aviation history.

77 - Spend some time with muskox or reindeer.

78 - Dine on fresh Alaskan seafood.

79 - Test your adventurous spirit in Denali National Park.

80 - Plan for your next vacation at www.explorefairbanks.com/flights.

81 - Chill out and hang with the ice sculptures.

82 - Discover everything that downtown Fairbanks has to offer.

83 - Rejoice in the return of Aurora Season on August 21.

84 - Perfect your panning technique on your search for gold.

85 - Participate in a run or walk for charity.

86 - Cast a line and catch a fish. (Don’t forget your fishing license!)

87 - Help beautify Fairbanks by picking up a piece of trash.

88 - Meander around Wander Lake or along the riverwalk.

89 - Climb in an RV and travel the “Adventure Corridor.”

90 - Watch a show about the northern lights.

91 - Learn about traditional Alaska Native sports.

92 - Play on every playground in town.

93 - Swing your clubs and tee off under the midnight sun.

94 - Hoot and holler as you watch the boys of summer play.

95 - Protect your skin with sunscreen and hit the beach at Chena or Tanana lakes.

96 - Visit with Santa and let him decide if you're on the naughty or nice list.

97 - Grab some friends and cleats to go kick around a soccer ball.

98 - Explore the exhibits on Alaska’s history, nature and culture at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.

99 - Head south and view “the High One.”

100 - Stop and smell the flowers in a garden.

101 - Explore more things to do in Fairbanks, Denali, Alaska's Interior and Arctic at www.explorefairbanks.com.


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