April and May offer the most unique, lively months to visit Alaska. Travel during this time is less crowded than the peak of summer and visitors delight in a secluded getaway while experiencing the best of Alaska as winter melts away.
In April, the days get noticeably longer as the characteristic cold of the season warms to create the perfect atmosphere for outdoor activity! Travelers enjoy spring’s welcoming bloom as Alaskans celebrate.
As the seasons shift gears, travelers can expect a truly authentic Alaskan experience. If you’ve been thinking about an affordable, private and epic outdoor 4-day adventure to explore all Alaska has to offer, April and May are the months for you! Alyeska Resort is offering a Third Night Free in the Spring Package. Our Alaskan resort has created a 4-day action-packed itinerary to show you just how much Alaska you can experience for the price of two nights at our world class resort!
Day 1 – Land
A four day adventure to the untouched beauty of Alaska is everything you need to relax, set your soul free and explore to your heart’s content. Away from the bustling city and the stresses of everyday work, you’ll experience Alaska from the ground on your first day in true Alaskan style.
Lunch – Sitzmark Bar & Grill
While Alaska is world-renowned for its natural beauty and serene landscapes, it is also well known for its fine dining experiences. Start your trip off with hearty food that will keep you well fed for the day’s excitement. Sitzmark Bar & Grill has delicious food to energize you for your day out – chicken wings, nachos, our wagyu Sitz burger, beef dip on a pretzel bun and fried cheese curds. We promise that while you stay at Alyeska Resort, you won’t have the same thing twice (unless you loved it so much the first time you had to go back for seconds)!
Afternoon – Wildlife Viewing
There is perhaps nowhere in the world with better wildlife viewing possibilities than Alaska. On your first day here with us, dive right into what makes our state so unforgettable with a trip to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where coyotes, grizzlies, bison and bald eagles all compete for your attention. The orphaned and injured animals at the Center help provide visitors with a vital education into natural habitats of our wonderful state.
Dinner – Aurora Bar & Grill
After a day with some furry new friends, Alyeska Resort has a few surprises cooking up at Aurora Bar & Grill. Give your palette as thrilling an experience as your dogsled ride with our Alaskan halibut, caribou meatloaf, Thai squash curry, duck fat fries or calamari and rock shrimp! We recommend trying our New York cheesecake or mulled maple crème brûlée.
Evening – Northern Lights Viewing & Stargazing
Alaska’s clear night sky delivers incomparable beauty. You’ll find that stargazing is as relaxing as a visit to the spa as you rest your mind while beholding the wonders of the cosmos. Witnessing the Northern Lights is probably on your bucket list. April nears the end of the Aurora Borealis’ peak season in Alaska, so view it while you can!
Day 2 – Water
Breakfast – Aurora Bar & Grill
You have an exciting day ahead of you that will focus on some of Alaska’s most spectacular water activities! Indulge in your favorite breakfast delights with specialty omelets, a stuffed cinnamon chip french toast, backcountry burrito or mountain man hash at Aurora Bar & Grill.
Morning – Drive to Seward, Alaska
The spectacular setting of the bay at Seward is the launch point for the most amazing whale watching cruise. To get there requires approximately 2.5 hours driving each way– but worry not! The drive in and of itself will be a highlight of your trip. The highway takes you right through a mountain range and dense forest that showcases some of the very best in Alaskan alpine scenery. The descent into Seward is then characterized by the glistening waters beckoning you to your adventure for the day.
Afternoon – Whale Watching Cruise
April calls home many of Alaska’s great whales from migration. Humpback, Orca and Gray whales are an unforgettable treasure of Alaska’s waters. Spend the afternoon on a whale watching cruise gliding through Resurrection Bay, surrounded by towering ice-blue glaciers as you spot orcas, humpbacks and gray whales, sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals and bald eagles. Whale watching offers an intimate glimpse into the lively ecosystem of Alaska’s aquatic environment. Under the blue sky, surrounded by ice glaciers and the aquamarine water, you’ll find unforgettable memories.
Dinner – Sakura Asian Bistro
The drive home will fly by with the return journey being just as spellbindingly beautiful. Once back at the resort, a wonderful dining experience is waiting for you at Sakura Asian Bistro. As Alaska is home to some of the world’s best seafood, a trip here wouldn’t be complete without trying the signature dishes of seasonal fish, king crab and Alaskan seafood. Sakura Asian Bistro prepares the freshest sushi imaginable, enhanced with a modern spin.
Day 3 – Air
So you’ve explored our base camp via land and got to see Alaska’s nature up front with some whale watching while fine dining your way through the day AND squeezing in some relaxation. Alaska is a state that often surprises visitors with its unique landscapes. Today, you’ll be experiencing Alaska from the sky!
Breakfast – Tramway Cafe
Enjoy breakfast at our cozy Tramway Cafe. We recommend trying a cup of locally-based Kaladi Brothers coffee with our baked goods.
Morning – Flightseeing
We have to admit, though dog sledding on a glacier is amazing, no view beats the one you’re about to witness from a helicopter! Up close, Alaska’s scenery is dramatically powerful. From a birds’ eye view, the mountains, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife that make up Alaska’s natural mosaic is simply breathtaking. Alyeska Resort offers a variety of flightseeing tours. Fly through Girdwood on a Prince William Sound Glacier Tour or Discover Denali by Plane to view the tallest mountains in North America.
Lunch – Bore Tide Deli & Bar and Aerial Tram
Our Third Night Free Spring Package includes a scenic ride aboard the Aerial Tram until April 25th. After taking to the skies, you’ll be traveling to new heights once again to reach our Bore Tide Deli & Bar for lunch. Take a three to seven-minute tram ride to the top of Mount Alyeska. You’ll enjoy comfort food of Alyeska bison chili, chicken tenders, french dip, fish and chips or pulled pork from 2,300 feet in the air. Every meal at Alyeska is memorable; the Bore Tide Deli & Bar hosts spectacular views of Turnagain Arm, hanging glaciers and the Chugach Mountain range. You truly are in the heart of unforgettable Alaska at Alyeska Resort!
Afternoon – Spring Skiing
Boasting 450″ of snow this season, Alyeska will have the best spring skiing conditions! Daily skiing will be available all of April, while weekend skiing will be available until May 21. There is nothing like skiing in warmer weather with the sun shining and the endless views creating the perfect backdrop. If you are new to skiing and have always wanted to take it up, or just need to refresh your skills, we offer private lessons for all ages and skill sets.
Dinner – Seven Glaciers or Room Service
If you visit us before May 1, make sure to finish your ski day with dinner at Seven Glaciers restaurant, one of the gems of Alyeska Resort, having received the AAA Four Diamond Award. Combine the views of flight seeing with a world-class 3 to 4 course tasting menu and have your dinner at 2,300 feet above the sea. Otherwise, you may choose to experience our delicious room service menu as you decompress in the comfort of your room before your evening at the spa.
Evening – Nordic Spa
After a day on the slopes, relax in your own oasis at Alyeska Nordic Spa! Indulge in massage therapy from aromatherapy and deep tissue focus to CBD add-ons and side-by-side couples treatments.
The five-star spa experience set in the heart of Alaska’s outdoors on the beautiful Alyeska property provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy a 50,000 sq. ft. series of outdoor hot, warm, and cool Hydrotherapy pools and wellness experiences. Guests with reservations for Hydrotherapy Access can relax and unwind for up to 12 hours a day.
Day 4 – Alaska 360
After enjoying a third night (on us), this day is yours for the taking! You’ve explored Alaska by land, water and air, and we recommend that before your departure, you experience the culture of Girdwood.
Breakfast – Room Service
There’s something about breakfast in bed that makes the meal that much better. Order the breakfast of your dreams with room service. We offer a wide selection of traditional and Alaskan dishes. Try the catch omelet with Alaskan crab or the hunter omelet with reindeer.
Morning – Explore Girdwood and Gold Mining
Girdwood is a small, charming town situated within Alaska’s temperate coastal rainforest. Spend the morning browsing the town, its shops and try your hand searching for gold at Crow Creek Mine!
Lunch – Girdwood
Girdwood offers a variety of restaurants. We love Jack Sprat restaurant or Chair 5.
If you’ve ever been thinking about experiencing Alaska, our Third Night Free Spring Package is the chance to view it all! Get four days and three nights of relaxation, exploration and adventure for the price of three days and two nights. The beauty of Alaska is endless, there are always hidden gems waiting to be discovered. April and May bring many of these to the forefront as winter melts into spring.
Alaska’s Spring Basecamp
This itinerary is just a taste of Alaska’s wonders! Contact our concierge when you book your three nights stay and we’ll build your personalized Alaska 360 itinerary. The Third Night Free Spring Package is valid Sunday through Thursday nights now through May 15th, 2023.
Alyeska Resort is proud to be Alaska’s basecamp for the most memorable experiences in Alaska. For the activities not offered at our resort, we offer easy access to outfitter services for hassle-free trips. We can’t wait to see what your spring stay looks like!