ADD TO LISTFairbanks has some nice museums and parks, and a decent number of travelers making their way through the United States stop by Fairbanks to check them out. The most popular attraction in Fairbanks is the Creamer's Field. Take some time to explore this Fairbanks travel guide to find out more about what to see and do, as it could be worth a visit.
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You either love the small town feel or you hate it! If you are ready to meet some Real Down to Earth people who would give you the shirt of their backs, then this is for you!!! I loved living here! Miss the people and my friends! The weather is similar to the mid-west so be prepared to wear your parka and books one day and jeans and a sweater the next (30 above to -70 in winter.) Summer can bring chills if you are not prepared and are hiking so shorts and a "t" may be fine mid-day, but have rain gear, jeans, a sweatshirt and/or jacket for evening (can range from 45 to 100 in summer.)
Well, it seems that you either really like Fairbanks, or hate it. I happen to like it, even in the winter. During a cold winter day, a great (civilized) thing to do is head out to Chena Hot Springs, and have a soak. There's nothing like being all toasty warm, while ice is busy forming in your hair. Meanwhile, there's a good chance the aurora will be out. Or, you can take a cross-country ski; there are plenty of trails at the university (UAF), or Birch Hill. In March, there's the ice carving competition (which I did this year -- 20 tons of ice!)
If you are considering a move to Fairbanks, please visit it in January first. Or risk it but be in store for a dark, freezing and --if you live in town--stinky experience come winter. The city gets ice fog--frozen exhaust hangs in the air. If you like being alone and in the woods--not all do after living the AK experience--then rent a cabin out of town. Of course, you must have reliable transportation then. I recommend a Subaru Outback or Forester or Toyota Tacoma pick-up. Regardless, GO OUTSIDE in the winter. It will not kill you. :)
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