Fairbanks Vacations

United States
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 …

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Things to see and do in Fairbanks

Les & Carol S | Trip by SkyscannerUniversity of Alaska Museum of the North
University of Alaska Museum of the North
Joseph Coureur | Trip by SkyscannerRiverboat Discovery
Riverboat Discovery
Joseph Coureur | Trip by SkyscannerPioneer Park
Pioneer Park
Anne Bramble | Trip by SkyscannerFountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Schel @schel74 | Trip by SkyscannerPipeline visitor center
Pipeline visitor center
Juno Kim | Trip by SkyscannerPaws for Adventure
Paws for Adventure
Doug Toelle | Trip by SkyscannerRunning Reindeer Ranch
Running Reindeer Ranch
Kevin Picholo | Trip by SkyscannerMorris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Joseph Coureur | Trip by SkyscannerGolden Heart Plaza
Golden Heart Plaza

Reviews of Fairbanks

Travel + Leisure
Travel + LeisureNew 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.

Juno Kim
Juno KimAnchorage, 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.

Joseph Coureur
Joseph CoureurNew 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.

Terri Valentine
Terri ValentineElizabethtown, Kentucky

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