Anchorage Travel Guide


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Plan Your Anchorage Vacation

By far Alaska's largest and most sophisticated city, Anchorage is situated in a truly spectacular location. The permanently snow-covered peaks and volcanoes of the Alaska Range lie to the west of the city while part of the craggy Chugach Range is within the eastern edge of the municipality; the Talkeetna and Kenai ranges are visible to the north and south. Two arms of Cook Inlet embrace the town's western and southern borders, and on clear days Mt. McKinley (Denali) looms on the northern horizon.


Anchorage Hotels

While other cities see new hotels pop up seemingly out of nowhere, the Anchorage hotel scene tends to stay rather... read more


Anchorage Restaurants

Anchorage's dining scene has, to the relief of repeat visitors and, even more so, locals, been on the rise for the past... read more


Anchorage Experiences

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    Tackling a 50-pound salmon: Anglers can cast for huge king salmon or feisty silvers while wading among reflections of... Read more

  • Iditarod Trail History

    Since 1973, mushers and their sled-dog teams have raced more than 1,000 miles across Alaska in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the... Read more


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