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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 85%Business Travelers
- 83%Family Travelers
- 83%History Buffs
- 83%Local Culture
- 72%Adventure Travelers
- 71%Green Travelers
- 67%Luxury Travelers
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- 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.Recommended for
- AnchorageMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 9Mar 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.
- AnchorageOct 10, 2012
The first place I saw in Alaska. My first thought was, "this is like a real city..." not like that "Northern Exposure" town at all! Of all the "cities" in Alaska, I found Anchorage to be the most cosmopolitan. Although for small town flavor, you need to just drive a little or take a boat or float plane.