Fairbanks is the second largest city in the state of Alaska with all the charms of small town life. It is a favored base camp with adventure-seekers and explorers en route to the Alaskan Interior or the Arctic region. An excellent year-round destination, there is plenty to keep you busy come summer or winter! Rafting and kayaking down the Chena River appeal to adventure lovers while golfing and fishing are for those who prefer a relaxed pace. Pioneer Park stands as testimony to the city’s historic past of gold mining, and art galleries are filled with exquisite displays of local handicrafts for you to browse. The onset of winter brings with it dog sledding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing expeditions. Meanwhile, the hot springs are perfect for rejuvenating with a leisurely soak after every exciting adventure. Fairbanks makes for an especially unique destination during the Fall and Winter months, with the Northern Lights shining through the darkness!
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Places: Fairbanks (3 days) → Chena Hot Springs (2) → Black Rapids/Delta Junction (3) → Fairbanks (1)
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Bridgewater Hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown Fairbanks and overlooks the Chena River. Close to popular attractions and shopping centers, this boutique-style property promises a comfortable stay.
River’s Edge Resort is ideally situated on the banks of the Chena River, close to the downtown area of Fairbanks. Minutes from popular local attractions, this resort-style property offers a comfortable stay. Spacious cabins and suites, some with private patios and river views, showcase modern interiors in muted colors. Wood furniture and basic amenities add to the idyllic charm.
Wedgewood Resort is nestled on a lush property in Fairbanks, surrounded by a 75-acre wildlife sanctuary and a migratory waterfowl refuge. The resort is only minutes away from downtown shopping venues, eateries and attractions.