If you are in Anchorage and the Northern Lights are "out" then drive away from the city for a good view. At one time I lived on Hiland Road in Eagle River and we had great views up there. If you head north on the Glenn Hwy take the Hiland Exit and stay left at the bottom of the exit and take the 1st left, you drive 1.5 miles up the hill and it flattens out with a view of Knik Arm, The Alaska Range and the Northern Lights if visible. This link is a picture of that view:
OK I must be tired tonight because all my lefts in the previous post should be rights. Take Glenn Hwy north to the Hiland Road exit stay right at the bottom of the exit and take your first right...that should get you there.
The magic of Anchorage in the winter is that it becomes "The City of Lights." Everyone hangs lights everywhere. Downtown Anchorage is a fairyland.
Ice skating on Westchester Lagoon is a favorite. It is one of the most beautiful spots & it is sporadically hot mopped.
Anchorage Museum does a wonderful display Wonderland of Toys & Dolls of the World on a huge tree plus toys around the world display. Plus, Science in Toyland which I believe will be on display the rest of this year is one of the most remarkable hands-on kids show we've ever had.
Wow, spacefry! What a fabulous picture of the northern lights and comet. Thanks for sharing that.
I bought that pic from the Daily News since I actually saw the view and did not have a camera that could take that picture. If I recall that was a great year for the Northern Lights.
Your kids will LOVE this restaurant, it was always my favorite growing up!