With a history rooted in the region's gold rush, Fairbanks is the largest city in Alaska's vast interior. If you include Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright, more than one third of the employment in Fairbanks involves government services. Just minutes from the Extended Stay America hotel is the University of Alaska - Fairbanks. UAF, as it is known, is the home of seven major research units involving agriculture, forestry, mining, arctic research and more. For one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, head for the high peaks and view the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights. In Fairbanks, nature lovers are surrounded by numerous opportunities. White Mountain Recreation Area, and Denali National Park are all within a few hours drive. Home to Mt. Denali, North America's highest peak, Denali Park is six million acres of some of the world's most beautiful scenery. Whether you plan to visit Fairbanks for business or to experience the awe of the Alaskan wild, you'll experience comfort, convenience, and affordability at the Extended Stay America.