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Your gateway to the wild

Nestled between the majestic Chugach Mountains and the Cook Inlet watershed and with five national parks nearby, Anchorage is the ideal base for exploring the wild beauty the state has to offer. Alaska’s largest city and the heart of local and international connectivity, Anchorage has been ranked as one of America’s most tourist-friendly cities by travel website Expedia for its breathtaking tour options, amenities, accessibility and charming city festivals.

Anchorage, Alaska - Things to Do

Only in Anchorage can you walk on a glacier, explore a natural park, view the northern lights and come home to a first-class urban setting all in the same day. In this cozy city, visitors can learn more about the rich local culture and history of Alaska in the recently expanded Anchorage Museum or wind down from a day of hiking at one of the city’s many craft breweries or spas. With tax-free shopping and a mouth-watering culinary scene, Anchorage strikes the perfect balance between comfort and adventure.

Ascending Path Kayak. Photo: Juno Kim

“Anchorage is for those who want to be invigorated by the outdoors, experience clean air, bright skies and glaciers"

Julie Saupe

President & CEO, Visit Anchorage

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