Welcome to Alaska's golden heart! With an abundance of cultural sights, a lively social scene, proximity to the great outdoors, and a charming historic downtown, Fairbanks is the place to be. In one day, you can watch birds fly south at Creamer's Field State Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, explore the University of Alaska Museum of the North, and dine on fresh local salmon. Even though the gold rush has long passed, there are still treasures here, so look for Fairbanks vacation packages today.
Don't miss a trip to Gold Dredge Number 8 to learn about Fairbanks' role in the Gold Rush that swept the nation. If you're into rare automobiles, head to the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum and tour a world-class collection. With the car rentals Fairbanks has, you can venture out to attractions like the Chena River State Recreation Area, then take a boat out on the water and leave your worries behind. Stroll through Birch Hill Cemetery, or stop by North Pole for a drink and a visit with Santa Claus. With all these attractions, it's no wonder holidays in Fairbanks are more and more popular.
Many festivals happen in summer, but there's always something to do year-round. Golden Days in July honors local Gold Rush history, and July also contains the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival and the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. Farmers' markets are popular in the summer as well. If you're here between September and April, gaze up into the sky for those Northern Lights it's a life-changing view.
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Nothing's wrong with a conventional getaway lazing on the beach, but traveling should be about new experiences. So why not throw yourself into some fantastic new adventures? (This way, you'll have lots more to boast about to your friends back home!)
There are so many fun activities to test out in Fairbanks. Here are our top picks: