From Girdwood, the major city of Anchorage is approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest.
For a truly authentic South Central Alaska vacation, be sure to venture beyond Girdwood and discover the scenic and cultural treasures that the region has to offer. Whittier and Summit Lake are just two of the many other places worth visiting while you're in South Central Alaska.
Organize some transportation and head out to Anchorage, a shopping and transport center for the region, approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) away from Girdwood. The place offers a wide range of points of interest, such as Alpenglow at Arctic Valley, Anchorage Football Stadium and 4th Avenue Theater. And don't return to Girdwood until you've stopped by Anchorage's Port of Anchorage, David Green Park and Town Square Municipal Park.
Tapping into local passion and expertise is an enjoyable and educational way for visitors to get familiar with a new place. Join up to one of the wildlife spotting tours. Should you hear the call of the great outdoors, do as the locals do and spend a few hours mountain biking and hiking.
At the end of your adventure in this city, chances are you'll find yourself making plans to return to this stunning holiday spot.