Downtown Fairbanks is many things to many people!

Whether you’re watching canoes meander down the Chena River, loving the flowers, or leisurely walking from shop to shop, Fairbanks is meant to satisfy the casual traveler.

Well known as an active and vibrant restaurant community, unique attractions, eclectic museums and even a place where moose might be seen stopping traffic you'll be delighted you stayed downtown. Above all, it is a remarkable place to meet and socialize.

From one extreme to another the downtown scene is passionate. During the winter night’s you'll see the wildly "dancing" of the Northern Lights, while during the summer the Midnight Sun is warm and inviting.

For those looking for an Alaskan pioneer experience downtown Fairbanks offers the rhythm of the Last Frontier. It is easy to receive a smile and genuine hospitality around every corner.

As river flows through downtown, Bridgewater guests may take a morning stroll along the rivers walkway after breakfast; walking east to the Morris Thompson Cultural Center or heading west to Pioneer Park.

The community is known for it's generosity, hospitality, and friendliness. A spirited, active town excited to entertain those who want to explore Fairbanks. Featuring music in the park, canoeing on the river and gathering freshly grown local produce and goods at the outdoor marketplace during the days of summer.

Book your downtown experience at the Bridgewater Hotel and enjoy your stay in the heart of downtown overlooking the Chena River.

The Choice is Yours …
All Downtown!

  • Bahn Thai - 907.452.8424
  • Lavelle's Bistro - 907.450.0555
  • Thai House - 907.452.6123
  • Big Daddy's BBQ - 907.452.2501
  • Gambardella's Pasta Bella - 907.456.3417
  • Soapy Smith's Pioneer Restaurant - 907.451.8380
  • Bobby's Downtown Greek Restaurant - 907.456.3222

Great Variety …
Uniquely Alaksan!

  • Bear Essentials Gift Shop - Bear Lodge
  • Arctic Traveler's Gift Shop - Downtown
  • Gold Rush Fine Jewelry - Downtown
  • If Only…A Fine Store - Downtown
  • Bishops Jewelry - Alaskan Gold - Pickup - 907.479.7001

Explore Fairbanks…
Discover Downtown!

  • Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor's Center