Visit Anchorage, Alaska
Situated on the shores of Cook Inlet with a panoramic backdrop of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska.
Home to approximately 260,000 people (nearly half the state’s population) there are some excellent museums, such as the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Alaska Heritage Museum and the Alaska Native Heritage Centre.
Shopping and entertainment in Anchorage
Thanks in part to the oil industry the city has the broadest variety of entertainment, restaurants and shops in Alaska but between the salmon-rich waters of Cook Inlet and the mighty peaks of the Chugach Mountains its apparent sophistication is paper-thin. Here you can often see moose grazing on suburban flower gardens - this is truly a city on the edge of the wilderness.
Chugach Mountains and Knik Glacier Float-plane Trip
Discover the Chugach Mountain range and its secluded valleys on this sensational float-plane trip. Soar over Captain Cook’s Turnagain Arm in search of beluga whales and get a new perspective of the bustling metropolis of Anchorage in its setting between mountains and water whilst being given a full commentary by your experienced pilot.
The flight will take you over the expansive Knik Glacier, rimmed with magnificent hanging glaciers, where you can sense the motion of the ice and see how it has shaped the land whilst scanning the ground for mountain goats and moose.
Suggested itineraries featuring Anchorage
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Anchorage, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
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Map of Anchorage
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Places near Anchorage
- Cooper Landing 50 miles away
- Kenai Peninsula 74 miles away
- Talkeetna 77 miles away
- Seward 79 miles away
- Prince William Sound 101 miles away
- Valdez 119 miles away
- Homer 123 miles away
- Denali National Park 131 miles away
- Denali Park Entrance 170 miles away
- McCarthy & Kennicott 221 miles away
- Wrangell St. Elias National Park 232 miles away
- Katmai National Park 235 miles away
- Kodiak Island 253 miles away
- Fairbanks 260 miles away
- Tok 265 miles away
Photos of Anchorage
Accommodation choices for Anchorage
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Anchorage. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Captain Cook Hotel is one of Anchorage's finest and most comfortable hotels, conveniently situated in the bustling heart of downtown and home to one of the city’s most renowned restaurants.
An excellent base for exploring the area, the Copper Whale Inn B&B is located in the heart of historic Anchorage, convenient to the city's restaurants, galleries, museums and attractions and close to the coastal trail.
Winterlake Lodge lies 198 miles north-west of Anchorage along Alaska's historic Iditarod Trail and is a great base to explore the flora and fauna of the area.
Ideas for experiencing Anchorage
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Anchorage, and which use the best local guides.
The Glacier Wonderland cruise includes some stunning scenery. Prince William Sound lies just south of the rugged Chugach Mountains a breathtaking maze of forested islands, glacier carved fjords and wildlife-filled waterways.
Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park is world renowned for its large population of grizzly bears, mainly due to the prolific amounts of salmon to be found in the Brooks River.