Life in Anchorage is a full-on adventure! With more than 60 glaciers in a 50-mile radius, a salmon stream in the heart of downtown, six surrounding mountain ranges, 300 miles of wilderness trails and the third largest state park in our backyard, it's no wonder. By day, dog sled across an icy glacier, spot copious wildlife, fly out to Denali and get to know Alaska’s first people. By night, enjoy hip, metropolitan amenities, abundant fresh-caught seafood and the frontier spirit of Alaska’s largest city. A unique location allows people to pack in a lot of adventure.
Alaska activities including famous wildlife, spectacular mountain vistas, fascinating cultures and icy blue glaciers all await your discovery. Metropolitan luxuries mix with unrivaled natural wonders to make Anchorage an unforgettable destination. Only in Anchorage can you meet a moose, walk on a glacier and explore a vast, natural park all in a single day. Topped with wildlife.
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- The Iditarod is considered to be the toughest dog sled race every year in March, starting in Anchorage.
- Surfing at Turnagain arm. The tidal range of up to ten meters is one of the largest in the world.
- Urban angling is just a stone’s throw from downtown and also fishing at Ship Creek.
- Cycling with fatbikes is a boom in and around Anchorage
- The Native Heritage Center and the Anchorage Museum provide valuable information on the many cultures of the country.
- A journey by train from south to north allows views of Bär & Co.
- The Matanuska Glacier or the Exit Glacier near Seward in the south are tempting places for glacier hiking.
- Tidewater Glaciers flow into the sea - spectacular views of the Aialik and Holgate glaciers in the Kanai Fjords.
- The only "real" ski area with a view of the sea and a luxury hotel in Girdwood is Mount Alyeska in the south of Anchorage.
- From the Lake Hood seaport, a floatplane takes you to Denali (formerly Mount McKinley), one of the Seven Summits worldwide, in one and a half hours.