Anchorage, Alaska Travel Guide and Travel Information
Anchorage Travel Guide
Anchorage is located in the South-central region in Alaska. It’s the largest city in Alaska with a population of over 300,000.
The drive south of Anchorage is perhaps one of the most beautiful anywhere and no trip to Anchorage is complete without making a visit to Portage Glacier or Girdwood, heading south on the Seward Highway.
Day Trips from Anchorage
Enjoy sightseeing? Take a scenic drive to see wildlife, go on a glacier cruise or pan for gold. Or perhaps you would enjoy the breathtaking views from the aerial tram or visiting a musk ox farm.
Summer Solstice in Anchorage
Alaska is known as “The Land of the Midnight Sun” and summer brings exceptionally long days and glorious sunsets. June 21 is the longest day, when Anchorage residents enjoy more than 19 hours of daylight. It is a time for celebration, and there are many weekend events and activities around the city to enjoy.
Close to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport are Lake Hood and Lake Spenard. Lake Hood is the world’s largest and busiest seaplane base. The base is home to many privately owned aircraft, air-taxi services and air charters that offer flightseeing and fly-in fishing or hunting.
Experiencing the Outdoors
There are plenty of things to do in Anchorage. Climb Flattop Mountain, or bike the Anchorage Coastal Trail. Visit the Alaska Zoo for a close-up view of Alaska wildlife, or visit the Downtown Saturday Market to purchase fresh produce and crafts.
Anchorage Tours and Activities
Tour the Alaska Native Heritage Center and see traditional Native dance troups, take a leisurely walk through Town Square Municipal Park, or see the best display of Alaskan history in the state at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art.
The Alaska Zoo
One of the gems of Anchorage is the Alaska Zoo on O’Malley Road off the Seward Highway. You’ll find many exhibits and creatures to delight kids of all ages, from orphaned bear cubs to Siberian tigers.
The spectacular scenery of our area courses includes mountains, rivers and glacier vistas that add to the pleasure of being out on the links for the day. This is also “The Land of the Midnight Sun,” where a golfer who enjoys playing the greens until late in the evening could still be playing at midnight.
Local Dining Choices in Anchorage
In Anchorage there are dining choices to please every palate. Choose from Mediterranian, Japanese, American, Vegetarian, or Italian, in settings from ’50s retro diners to posh upscale restaurants.