Fairbanks Vacations

The city of Fairbanks is located in the southern portion of interior Alaska. It is the most populous of the interior Alaska cities and the centralized location means visitors to this area will likely pass through Fairbanks on their way to explore any non coastal Alaskan city. That’s certainly not a bad thing, as Fairbanks offers lots of great ... Read more
access to Alaska’s natural bounty of attractions while maintaining a modern and comfortable city atmosphere. In fact, adventurous visitors looking to explore the Alaska frontier might want to consider using Fairbanks as a base camp. You’ll have a nice place to relax in comfort when between excursions, or return to when cabin fever sets in to enjoy Fairbanks’ long list of things to do. Ice, Alaska (where the yearly World Ice Art Championships proceed around early March) is located in Fairbanks. The Chena River is located around here too and the riverboat discovery tour is a great way to enjoy it. There is also a tour of the El Dorado Goldmine that allows guests to pan for their own gold. Speaking of gold, Pioneer Park is set up like an old time prospecting town. Containing such attractions as the Alaska Civic Center, Aviation Museum, and Mini golf, this area helps make Fairbanks the perfect place from which to conduct your Alaskan adventure.
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New York City, New York State, USA

The bitter cold that often comes with witnessing the northern lights can be a real deterrent. Enter Chena Hot Springs Resort, with its warm, mineral-rich healing waters. The resort’s adults-only Rock Lake offers the opportunity to enjoy a light show along with a soak. Fairbanks lies directly beneath a band of aurora activity, meaning from August to May, the town regularly experiences a celestial display of green, yellow, and purple. The phenomenon is most frequently seen between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., but the early-to-bed crowd need not worry. Guests staying in Moose Lodge rooms can request to receive a phone call when the aurora is spotted in the sky.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Fairbanks is the city of Aurora Borealis. From late August to April, you have the chance to see these great shimmering lights. Fairbanks is also a central location for winter adventures, not only in the city, but also as far as the Denali National Park and the Arctic. The great wilderness is right on their doorstep. As the host of the Yukon Quest (the 1,000 mile international sled dog race), the city brims with excitement in February. Also in February is the BP World Ice Art Championships, where world-famous ice sculptutors showcase their talent.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Fairbanks was the start of my cruise-tour package. The land portion started here and went south by coach and train to Anchorage. While here, I spent time running along the highway, taking the Riverboat Discovery Cruise, and walking through the park along the Chena. There's plenty more to do around here if you are the outdoors sort of person. Most of the town seems to be college and military.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky

A lot of snow. Warmer than you think in summer. Great place if you love nature and the outdoors.

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Alaska is the craziest place you ever want to go. Iwent to Delta Junction first and fell in love with the place and the people. In summer it is light all the time and the lushness green of the place is just beautiful Winter is dark all the time but the northen lights are just fantastic to look at. plus seeing as it is small country roads the trees on both sides meet in the middle and the snow on top of these trees with the lights comming down on them is magical. better than any light show in the big city. Loved it so much stayed for six months.night life never ceases. bars never close. lots of game food to eat. even in restauranta they will serve you moose or what ever is in season. just great loved it.

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Oak Harbor, Washington, USA

The international ice festival

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Beautiful place to visit even in the dead of winter and total darkness.

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