Romantic Places to Visit in Anchorage

It’s often said that the quickest way to the heart is through the stomach. And as a provider of guided food and sightseeing tours around Anchorage, it won’t surprise you to hear that we agree! 

Though, what you might not know is that there are also heaps of romantic places to visit in Anchorage. So, if you’re into romance as much as you’re into chowing down on delicious local food, Anchorage should be top of your bucket list.

Once you’ve read our list of the dreamiest destinations Anchorage has to offer, why not take a look at our private Anchorage tours? Our friendly guides know all the best spots for a romantic rendezvous, packed with delicious delicacies that will appease your appetite for amore and more!

Snow-capped mountains and green forests overlooking Eklutna Lake in Alaska.

Take a Romantic Stroll Along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

There’s no better way to spend an afternoon in Anchorage than by walking hand-in-hand along this 11-mile paved trail. 

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you set off from Second Avenue in downtown Anchorage. 

Along the way, marvel at awe-inspiring views across the ocean and catch sight of Mount Sustina, AKA Sleeping Lady. 

As you wander and wonder at the wildlife, keep an eye out for moose and beluga whales!

And as you approach the end near of your walk near Kincaid Park, feel the joy of strolling through the fragrant forest and soak up the most picturesque of panoramas.

A colorful sunset over Mount Sustina, AKA Sleeping Lady, in Alaska.

Snuggle Up and Watch the Sunset at Point Woronzof Park

With views of Mount Susitna, the Cook Inlet, and the Anchorage skyline, the awe-inspiring outlook at Point Woronzof Park won’t disappoint! 

The perfect place to reminisce about times gone by, the park is located southwest of Anchorage, on the coast, just north of the Ted Stevens Airport. Although it has a small parking lot, many choose to park at the overlook on top of the hill and take the short and scenic stroll down to the beach.

While the views from here are utterly unforgettable, be sure to bring your camera so you can snap some sunset selfies and memorialize this special moment forever.

Enjoy a Perfect Picnic in Kincaid Park

Feeling a bit peckish after a morning of sightseeing? Pack up your plaid blanket and prosecco, and head on down to Kincaid Park. 

Located at the end of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and one of the city’s largest at 1,400 acres, the park has postcard-worthy views aplenty. 

While away the day with a spot of wildlife-watching, keeping an eye out for moose, black bears, and snowshoe hares. The Alaskan skies are just as alive, with bald eagles regularly nesting in the park, and warblers and woodpeckers often spotted in the woodland. 

Once you’ve indulged in a little restorative romance, play a friendly game of disc golf on the park’s 18-hole course or make your way down to the secret sandy beach at the Cook Inlet.

A bull moose near Denali National Park, Alaska. Photo: Mier Chen

See Awesome Animals Up Close at the Alaska Wildlife and Conservation Center

If you’re nutty about nature, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a great way to spend some quality time together and support a good cause at the same time! 

Sprawling across 200 acres in Portage Valley, this non-profit organization is committed to research, education, and dedicating itself to the conservation and care of orphaned and injured animals. 

Walk, drive, or bike the 1.5-mile loop through the sanctuary as you admire animals such as bison, reindeer, wolves, and bears, alongside the beautiful backdrop of the Chugach mountains and the captivating coastline of the Turnagain Arm Inlet. 

Mist-covered mountains line the green mudflats of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet in Alaska. Photo: Chris Boese

Learn About the City’s Rich History at the Anchorage Museum

With a varied collection of art, science, and cultural exhibits, the Anchorage Museum is an educational and inspiring day out for solo travelers and couples alike!

You’ll have lots to discuss as you discover Alaska’s aviation history, admire Native American art, and marvel at artifacts from days gone by. 

Once you’re worn out from taking in all that the museum has to offer, head over to the Thomas Planetarium, where you can enjoy an array of films, hear guest speakers, watch demonstrations, and be serenaded by live music beneath the stars.

Cuddle in a Kayak on the Eklutna Lake

On those bright and breezy Anchorage days, why not rent a tandem kayak and take on the Eklutna Lake as a twosome?

Located at the foot of the momentous Chugach Mountains, there’s something really special about sitting atop the glassy waters of this vast lake, surrounded by a panoramic paradise.

Once you’re all tired out (and possibly a bit damp!), head up one of the many hiking trails to watch the spectacular sunset together.

A couple kayak together on a dark blue lake. Photo: Roland Chanson

Enjoy Delightful Downtime in Downtown Anchorage

With so many romantic places to visit around Anchorage, you’ll be spoilt for choice. But whatever you do, don’t forget to spend a day or two in downtown Anchorage itself!

If you’re looking for a cozy cafe with great coffee, tea, donuts, and a unique gift shop, head on over to The Kobuk (504 W 5th Ave). 

Do you want to make dinner reservations? Just a couple of our favorite spots for a romantic meal include Club Paris (417 W 5th Ave) and Crow’s Nest at the Hotel Captain Cook.

But there’s so much to see and do in downtown Anchorage throughout the year! 

For even more ideas and inspiration from our local team, check out our tips for the most fun things to do in Anchorage, AK 

Ready to Embark on Your Anchorage Adventure?

If you’re keen to get your romantic getaway going, our fully-customizable private Anchorage tours are the perfect way to spend quality time together while enjoying all that Anchorage has to offer. 

Or, if you’re feeling loved up enough as it is, one of our guided Anchorage food tours could be just the ticket!

If you have any questions about our tours or Anchorage itself, just get in touch – we’d be delighted to help.