格德伍德是阿拉斯加唯一一个真正意义上的度假村城镇。格德伍德距离安克雷奇南部仅 30 分钟路程，是高级阿尔耶斯卡度假村所在地，这里常年有无数的娱乐项目和节日，周围环境奇美壮丽，游客可体验数不胜数的户外探险活动。
另外一种不同的小车也值得一试。维纳溪乔治路的起点正好位于一家旅馆附近，这条小路长 5.5 英里，可抵达维纳溪乔治郁郁葱葱的森林，游客可搭乘手动小车向相反方向行驶。该地区最令人难忘的就是克劳帕斯小路上的电车，踏上这条小路，游客可体验到超凡的高山远足之旅，不仅能看到金矿遗址，还能欣赏到冰川和高山湖泊的美景，在山坡上还能看到野大白羊。其他人们户外活动还有在阿尔耶斯卡山的山坡上进行蹬车爬山活动、攀爬岩石、漂流、高崖跳伞，即使是在夏季，也能在附近的冰川中体验狗拉雪橇之旅。
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is a nonprofit wildlife center located at Mile 79 of the Seward Highway where injured and rescued animals are on display. Stay in your vehicle as you swing through the center to see everything wild from a bear to a moose.
Girdwood Center for Visual Arts
The Girdwood Center for Visual Arts serves as an artisan cooperative during the summer and is filled with the work of those locals inspired, no doubt, by the stunning scenery that surrounds Girdwood.
Outfitters in Girdwood offer guided adventures to those who want to get up close and personal with a glacier. Glacier trekking includes the equipment visitors need to hike across ice and the guides to show them how. The truly adventurous sign up for a midnight-sun glacier trek that begins at 8pm.
Girdwood was named for James Girdwood, who staked the first claim on Crow Creek in 1896. Two years later the Crow Creek Mine was the most productive of all the Turnagain Arm gold strikes. Visitors can still see some original buildings and sluices at this working mine and even learn how to pan for gold and then strike it on their own in area creeks.
A popular way to see the stunning alpine scenery and glaciers that surrounds Girdwood is with a helicopter flightseeing tour. The tours begin at the Girdwood Airstrip and often include a helicopter landing on a glacier.
The downhill terrain that skiers enjoy in the winter at Mount Alyeska is turned over to mountain bikers in the summer. At Alyeska Resort there is an extensive network of mountain bike trails, with some bikers using the chair lifts to reach some runs, as well as mountain bike rentals.
Thanks to the Alyeska Tramway, Girdwood attracts a fair number of paragliders who glide back down the mountain. Outfitters offer training and gliders to would-be paragliders.
Mount Alyeska offers one of the longest ski seasons of any mountain in the country. Serviced by three chair lifts and a tramway, the mountain often opens up for skiing in November with skiers and snowboarders still enjoying the downhill runs through the end of May.
It may be summer but visitors to Girdwood can still enjoy a sled dog adventure. Tours begin with a spectacular helicopter flight through the Chugach Mountains to a remote glacier high-camp where they meet the mushers and their dogs. The adventure continues with guests riding in the sled across the alpine snowfield or even driving the dog sled themselves.
US Forest Service Cabins
Scattered in the Chugach National Forest
that surrounds Girdwood are a number U.S. Forest Service cabins
that can be reserved in advance. One of the most popular is the Crow Pass Cabin that can be reached on foot via the Crow Pass Trail from Girdwood.