Downtown & South Addition
One of the city’s first neighborhoods, Downtown Anchorage encapsulates the community’s buzzing blend of urban and wild. Go fish for king salmon in Ship Creek, then treat yourself to fresh seafood at an upscale restaurant just a short stroll away. Catch a show at Town Square Park, Peratrovich Park or the Performing Arts Center, or connect to the nearby Tony Knowles Coastal Trail to explore 11 miles of scenic Anchorage shoreline (and ties to many other city trails and neighborhoods).
Peruse the Anchorage Museum, then browse the eye-catching public art that lines local streets and alleyways. Unwind with an outdoor yoga session on the Delaney Park Strip. Shop for handmade Alaska goods at an outdoor market. In the winter, try ice skating at an outdoor rink. See Star the Reindeer (Anchorage’s unofficial mascot), or gather along the racecourse to cheer teams during the Open World Championship Sled Dog Races or the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Downtown does it all.
Brimming with life and bustling with hotels, restaurants, shops, historical landmarks, and artistic and cultural attractions, Downtown Anchorage offers an engaging introduction to everything the city has to offer.