Photos: Summer in Anchorage

There’s nothing quite like a summer in Anchorage: Think long, sun-soaked days, and cool breezes rolling off mountain peaks so close you really can touch them. Dream about a city stream teeming with wild king salmon, and downtown parks overflowing with live music and lush flower beds. Envision serene…

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How to Go On a Wildlife-Watching Walking Tour of Anchorage

Anchorage is home to an abundance of Alaska wildlife. Approximately 1,500 moose wander the municipality between the Knik River to the north and Portage to the south. Pods of beluga whales swim along the city’s Cook Inlet coast. Wild salmon pack local streams, bald eagles nest in neighborhoods…

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An Anchorage Summer Bucket List

The largest city in the biggest state in the country offers wide-open opportunities for larger-than-life summer adventures. Plan the perfect Alaska vacation or staycation with these Anchorage-area activities, attractions, and experiences. Explore the Moose Loop. This 32-mile route around…

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Where to Watch Airplanes in Anchorage

There’s a good reason why Anchorage was once called “Air Crossroads of the World” — when it comes to air traffic, Alaska’s largest city is at the center of it all. Alaska itself is home to more pilots and airplanes per capita than anywhere else in the country, and Anchorage is home to one of the…

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Top Anchorage Scenic Overlooks

Anchorage is surrounded by mountain peaks like Denali, pristine glaciers and sparkling waters. Ready to take it all in? These scenic spots near Anchorage have some of the best views of Alaska. Captain Cook Monument On the coastal edge of downtown, this pavilion is the spot for views of Cook Inlet…

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20 Best Things to do in Anchorage

If you are looking for Alaska’s top activities and attractions, look no farther than Anchorage. Consider the top 20 things to do in Anchorage as you plan a visit and make the trip complete. Find Moose There are more than a thousand of these iconic, antlered animals in Anchorage alone. Spend a…

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8 Ways to Get Close to a Glacier

Alaska is laced with glaciers, and Anchorage makes it easy to see some of the best. With approximately 60 glaciers located within just 50 miles of the city, there are plentiful options for icy exploration by foot, air, road, or boat. Traveling independently? Remember glaciers are powerful and…

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Road Trip to Anchorage: South of the City

A road trip to Anchorage via the Seward Highway is filled with opportunities to explore glaciers and mountains, enjoy Turnagain Arm trails, watch for wildlife, and learn about the history of gold mining in the region. Here are a few favorite roadside activities and attractions. Seward Highway…

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Road Trip to Anchorage: North of the City

A road trip to Anchorage via the Glenn Highway means abundant opportunities to hike, bike, visit local historical and cultural sites, and explore Chugach State Park: Here are a few favorite roadside activities and attractions. Glenn Highway Roadside Attractions Eklutna Lake From the highway, follow…

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