OPEN and Ready for Your Visit

Fairbanks is OPEN and there are plenty of things to do!

Here is a current short list for those considering a visit to Fairbanks, with plenty of fun (and mostly free!) things to do


Stroll through Creamer’s Field and enjoy the occasional wildlife and waterfowl

Take a bike and enjoy any one of many excellent bike trails in Fairbanks

Drive through our famous Hot Licks ice cream stand to cool off

Hot Licks Ice Cream

Enjoy specialty homemade ice cream

Borrow a canoe and paddle down river and partake of the scenery

Drive up Chena Hot Springs Road and hike Angel Creek or Granite Tors

Walk the Chena River walk along the downtown banks and check out some history

Saturdays and Wednesdays visit the Farmer’s Market on College Road

Check out the disc golf trail at UAF (discs are available at Sportsman’s Warehouse for $9)

Borrow a fishing rod and try your hand at the stocked Ballaine Lake or Chena Lakes location

Stroll through Pioneer Park and catch a glimpse of Fairbanks history.

Get tons of information, maps and suggestions at the Explore Fairbanks Visitor Center (June 15)

Learn about Alaska Native Culture at the Alaska Native Gift Shop (June 15)

Explore possibilities for hiking and state and national park sites at Alaska Public Land Information Center

Bear Outlook

Panoramic view from the Botanical Gardens

Enjoy carefully manicured and fragrant gardens at the Georgeson Botanical Gardens just up the hill.

Visit any one of our unique shops in Fairbanks—

Alaska Bowl Company

Alaska Raw Fur Company

The Knotty Shop

Santa Claus House

Drive 150 miles north to cross the Arctic Circle.

Sign up for Running Reindeer’s Ranch tour and walk with them.

Visit the Fountainhead Antique Car Museum on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

As restrictions lighten up, consider a staycation or traveling up to Fairbanks and enjoy our magnificent summers.

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