WHERE ALASKA COMES TO PLAY!
Alaska’s year-round resort community is located 40 minutes south of Anchorage. Activities abound in every season from winter skiing to summer hiking. Plan to stay a while and make Girdwood your basecamp to adventure. Visit Girdwood is your official resource for summer and winter activities.
STAY A WHILE
Book your vacation in a local bed and breakfast or inn to meet the locals. There are many choices from cabins and chalets, to private vacation homes. Looking for a resort experience, choose The Hotel Alyeska at Alyeska Resort and indulge in a day at the spa and a variety of fine restaurants.
DINE AROUND TOWN
Culinary delights can be discovered at many of our vibrant restaurants. Try some local favorites at the Girdwood Picnic Club. Enjoy delicious world cuisine at Spoonline. Celebrate with fine dining at the top of the tram in the elegant setting at Seven Glaciers. There are many more places to dine to satisfy your appetite while dining here.
PLAY EVERY DAY!
Only have time for a day-trip? Grab your camera and travel south on the Seward Highway, a national scenic byway. This breathtaking drive winds along the edge of Turnagain Arm and is bordered by towering mountains on both sides. There are numerous safe pullouts along the highway to take spectacular photos along the way. Watch for the bore tide which brings beluga whales, paddle board surfers and wind sail surfers out to “ride the tide”.
GIRDWOOD ALASKA BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Our residents provide a vast array of services to meet the needs of our community with home remodel contractors, real estate specialists, website designers, internet marketers, and transportation providers.
Girdwood, originally named Glacier City, was founded as a gold mining town at the turn of the century with several gold claims being staked on Crow Creek and the Virgin and California Creek drainages. As the number of miners increased, a supply camp arose that also supplied a trail stop on the route between Seward and Ship Creek which is now Anchorage. James Girdwood was an Irish immigrant and linen merchant with four gold claims on Crow Creek. He later became the namesake for our mountain community. Learn More
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