Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city nestled on the shores of Cook Inlet. Sandwiched between rugged peaks and tranquil water, this urban sprawl is home to nearly half of the state’s population. Don’t be surprised to see bears and moose sauntering across private yards or public parks – it’s a way of life here! The Alaska Native Heritage Center is your one-stop source for all things cultural with its traditional craft displays and dance performances. Top it off with a trip to the local museum for your fill of the region’s history. Kayaking, canoeing, and whale watching tours let you explore the area by water while scenic flight tours are a great way of discovering glaciers. Dog sledding remains a favorite pastime of visitors, followed closely by gold panning at the local mines. Back in town, dining experiences turn into gourmet feasts with fresh seafood and local produce dominating the culinary scene.
Nature & Outdoor Excursions
Museums & Alaska Native Heritage Center
Recommended Alaska Tours
Places: Whitehorse (1 day) → Haines Junction (2) → Tok (1) → Valdez (2) → Anchorage (2) → Denali National Park (2) → Fairbanks (1) → Tok (1) → Dawson City (2) → Whitehorse (1)
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Hotel Captain Cook is conveniently located in downtown Anchorage, close to shopping and entertainment spots. This contemporary-style establishment promises a pleasant escape. Ensuite rooms feature chic interiors with all amenities in place.
The Lakefront Anchorage nestles at the foothills on the shores of Lake Spenard, close to the heart of Anchorage. Located near Lake Hood and the seaplane base, this contemporary establishment promises a scenic escape.