Anchorage offers all the comforts of a large U.S. city, and is only a 30 minute drive from the rugged, exciting Alaskan wilderness. It’s also the main entry point for most visitors arriving in Alaska, one of the best spots to learn about the area’s heritage and history, and an excellent base for exploring Denali National Park, Chugach State Park, and Chugach State Forest.
In the town of Anchorage, discover Alaskan culture and history on a visit to the Anchorage Museum, where you can wander through the modern indigenous art in the Alaska Gallery. At the Alaska Native Heritage Center, marvel at the traditional art and science exhibits inside, then go outside to study six different replica native village settings. The unique wildlife of the Arctic is on display at the Alaska Zoo, the only zoo in North America that specializes in northern animals, including three species of Alaskan bears, snow leopards, Amur tigers, and Tibetan yaks.
For leisure, spend the day shopping for hand-knitted mittens and scarves, ivory jewelry, or Alaska-made sweaters. Indulge in a freshly-caught seafood dinner, or chill out with a pint at a local microbrewery and take in the views of Chugach Mountains.
Anchorage is located in south central Alaska, northwest of Juneau and directly south of Denali National Park. In town, you can easily get around by car, bus, and shuttle. Both bus and trains serve destinations out of town.
Tours & Tickets
Venture into the stunning interior of Alaska on this full-day tour from Anchorage to Denali National Park. A 75-minute scenic flight from Anchorage, including ... Read more
Duration: 13-14 hours
Combine a glacier helicopter tour and dogsledding adventure on this amazing tour from Anchorage! Travel by helicopter from the Knik River Lodge to the ... Read more
From Anchorage, depart on a fun-filled tour in the Alaskan outdoors! Ride the Alaska Railroad and hug Turnagain Arm as you head toward Spencer Glacier, where ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
On this tour to Turnagain Arm from Anchorage, you’ll travel along the incredibly scenic Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway and one of only 41 ... Read more