Anchorage Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Family Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (64)
- AnchorageMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Feb 06, 2014
You’ll find a sample of everything Alaska has to offer in Anchorage. The wildlife, landscape, cultural diversity, cuisine, friendly attitude, and Alaskan pride; Anchorage has it all. It is the best place to start your Alaska tour. Also, you will find more than enough options for restaurants in downtown Anchorage alone. Because of the city's diversity, it's not hard to find your favorite cuisines here, especially Asian.
Anchorage's weather changes quickly and fast. Summer is gorgeous, no doubt, but in winter, the average temperature goes down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, nice and crisp. All the trees become covered with hoarfrost. It's an urban winter wonderland.
- AnchorageOct 18, 2013
Anchorage feels like an overgrown fishing harbor village, with its water views, fish markets, and raucous brewpubs. But it also has some diverting museums, including one all about bush pilots and another that focuses on Alaska's indigenous history and cultures. Don't leave town without getting a salmon dinner and a craft beer on draft from Glacier Brewhouse.
- AnchorageMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Oct 01, 2013
I loved Alaska. You are close to Seward and Alyeska. There are some awesome shops downtown. During the summer there is some great baseball.
- AnchorageMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Mar 18, 2013
Anchorage is the major city in a state where 40% of the people in the entire state live here. Still, this is still only about 300,000, so the population is smaller than Oakland, Fresno, Sacramento or Bakersfield in California.
It isn't as bitter cold as other parts of Alaska, although the average temperature in the 5 winter months is in the teens F. But June through August the highs average in the mid 60s. It is actually farther north than Helsinki, Stockholm or St Petersburg, but is on the water an in the south central part of the state.
The main industry was the railroads 100 years ago, but in the past 50 years it has been Oil.
You are close to a tremendous amount of nature and wildlife, however, with a strong heritage of native cultures and influences. Still, Anchorage is a pretty modern city, with tall buildings, a college basketball tournament, civic institutions, and the arts all present here.
- AnchorageDec 11, 2012
For such a large city, Anchorage feels awfully small. I've found this to be a good thing in my visits there. Alaska's main draw may be it's stunning scenery but Anchorage still has quite a bit to offer - great places to eat, fantastic shops and even better museums.
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