Embraced by six mountain ranges and warmed by a maritime climate, Anchorage is alive year round. Summer daylight stretches into the small hours of night. Dazzling displays of flowers adorn homes and storefronts, and live music fills the air. During winter Anchorage is truly a wonderland. Thousands of lights decorate downtown and excitement reverberates throughout Anchorage. The city gives way to scenic byways, colossal forests, towering stone peaks and land and seascapes that can stretch as far as the imagination. With such geographic diversity, our city and its wild spaces can set the mood for any scene: haunting and alien, romantic, menacing, peaceful.