Located in south central Alaska and sporting the states largest population at over three hundred thousand, Anchorage is the quintessential Alaskan metropolis. Home to every accommodation you would expect from a major city, Anchorage has something for both city people and the outdoors types. This sprawling city has areas within its limits that are fairly underdeveloped, providing for great places ... read more
to enjoy the natural environment year round without even having to journey into the surrounding territory. Amazingly, there are over 200 miles worth of bike trails in this highly populated, yet exceptionally green city. The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
is a great example that gives cyclists a view of the waterfront of beautiful downtown Anchorage. May to September is considered the ideal time to visit, as temperatures are relatively pleasant which adds to the lushness of the surrounding natural riches. The Anchorage Zoo, the Museum of History and Art, and the Alaskan Heritage Center are popular year round, and the city’s many bars provide a great nightlife. Anchorage is indeed the most significant city in Alaska, and visiting here will surely leave a lasting impression on any preconceived notions of a frigid, barren Alaska.