Though adults 21 years of age and older have legally been able to purchase cannabis for recreational use in Alaska since 2014, it took almost two years for the first dispensary to open up. But visit now, and see that Alaska has been set ablaze (pun intended).
Before you start your day at the dispensary, stop at a Kaladi Brothers Coffee for a cup of joe from one of the top coffee roasters in the in the state. If you’re looking for something local and indulgent, head to Glacier Brewhouse for a bite of Bering Sea king crab or a house-brewed beer, then relax at Bear Tooth Theatrepub while you catch a second-run flick on the big screen.
Of course, in a place like Anchorage, it’d be a crime not to enjoy the great outdoors. Try not to cry when you visit the Chugach National Park and Forest, where stunning mountainscapes and glaciers can be seen along the hiking trails. Risk takers can get even higher with a birdseye view on the Alyeska Resort Aerial Tramway, and if you’re looking for something to squeal about, visit the Alaska Zoo (or keep your eyes peeled for moose in the wild).