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 forest trails dappled with golden sunlight, and expansive city beaches wrapped with wilderness views. Picture buzzing downtown streets rich with the aroma of sizzling reindeer sausage; a place bursting with local color and Alaska character.

Alaska’s largest city blends all the best parts of the Great Land, and spending time in Anchorage guarantees an adventure you’ll never forget. These scenes and snapshots from locals and visitors alike share just a slice of Anchorage summer magic.