Fairbanks, Alaska (AK) -- The Fairbanks 2014 Official Visitors Guide is designed to capture the features and attractions specific to life in the far north. This annual publication, a 77-page, full-color booklet is now available for free. Defined by the midnight sun, the aurora borealis and miles upon miles of wilderness, the Fairbanks region is an extraordinary destination to visit. The frontier community is proudly quirky and surprisingly civilized and offers an array of things to see and do. Pan for gold, float the Chena River, cool off in an ice museum, go fishing, view wildlife, go for a hike or take a short drive to the town of North Pole and say "Hi" to Santa Claus. Whether you want to visit an art gallery or museum, go to a concert or view Alaska Native dancing, Fairbanks sets the stage for a wide variety of indigenous and contemporary art, theatre and musical events year-round.
Located in the Golden Heart of Alaska, Fairbanks is the gateway to the vast Interior and the Arctic. Denali National Park (home to Mt. McKinley) is two hours away; the Arctic Circle is an easily accessible four-hour tour; world class hot springs are an hour down the road; a myriad of villages, refuges and parks are a short flight away and the alluring Alaskan wilderness is literally at our doorstep. If you happen to be here late August through April, during aurora season, you have a great chance of seeing the shimmering light of the aurora borealis dance across the sky. A whole host of other fascinating activities and events are unveiled during the winter months - dog mushing, ice sculpting, snow machining, skiing and more! Come and discover the light, energy and warmth of Fairbanks year-round! With excellent and varied accommodations, many local restaurants, great shopping and access to an assortment of indoor and outdoor activities, attractions and events, visitors will find exploring the last frontier inviting, invigorating and awe-inspiring.
For a free copy of the 2014 Fairbanks Visitors Guide and more information about Alaska's Interior and Arctic, contact the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau (FCVB) at 1-800-327-5774 or (907) 456-5774 or write to FCVB, 101 Dunkel St, Suite 111, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4806. Order or view the guide online at www.explorefairbanks.com