Top 3 Things to Do and Top 3 Things to See in Fairbanks

  • By Mary A
  • Resorts
  • 01.06.2016

Learn Ballroom Dancing

It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you thing about Fairbanks, but one trip to the Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks will change your mind. They always give you the first dance of the season (September) for free, but the normal price for social dances is only $5.

Take in a Free Concert

If you’re a music lover who happens to be in Fairbanks on a Thursday you’ll want to head over to Pioneer Park for the free live music concerts. “Time out at Noon” is a Fairbanks tradition that is also a must do event.

Visit Santa Claus

Yes Santa is real, alive, and kicking at his home in North Pole, Alaska (which happens to be pretty darn close to Fairbanks). You can also photograph the great murals on the outer walls, and of course Santa sells Christmas items any time of the year.

Top 3 Things to See in Fairbanks

See the Aurora Borealis

Fairbanks, Alaska happens to be one of, if not the best places in the world to see the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. The best time to see and experience the Northern Lights is between September and April. You can’t go to Fairbanks and not see the Aurora Borealis.

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Higher education is alive and well in Fairbanks, Alaska which plays home to the University of Alaska’s Fairbanks Campus. Between June and August you can take a free walking tour of the campus. You will need to call ahead for reservations though.

The Geophysical Institute

Do you love science? The Geophysical Institute offers free tours during the summer time. Just like at the University of Alaska, you will need to make reservations.