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.
Map of Anchorage
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Anchorage
- Cooper Landing 81 kilometers away
- Kenai Peninsula 119 kilometers away
- Talkeetna 124 kilometers away
- Seward 127 kilometers away
- Prince William Sound 163 kilometers away
- Valdez 191 kilometers away
- Homer 197 kilometers away
- Denali National Park 210 kilometers away
- Denali Park Entrance 274 kilometers away
- McCarthy & Kennicott 355 kilometers away
- Wrangell St. Elias National Park 373 kilometers away
- Katmai National Park 378 kilometers away
- Kodiak Island 407 kilometers away
- Fairbanks 419 kilometers away
- Tok 426 kilometers away
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.
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.