Take the Tram at the Alyeska Resort up the side of the mountain. Great views and hiking opportunities. You can even hike up to the hanging glacier or hike all the way down to the valley below. about 8 years ago
With just one night in Anchorage, can anyone recommend a good restaurant to kick-off Alaskan experience?
For great steaks and old-Anchorage "charm" try out Club Paris. I use the term charm loosely. about 8 years ago
Find any Kaladi Brothers location for local coffee. There are also a ton of coffee shacks across town, but they can be hit and miss. For beer go to Moose's Tooth or the Bear Tooth Grill - they brew their own. Spenard Roadhouse for a local well-run eatery with casual charm. Only local book store of note would be Title Wave. about 8 years ago