"Anchorage-- Alaska's Big City" Anchorage by katmai

Anchorage Travel Guide: 880 reviews and 1,680 photos

The city of Anchorage may be viewed as small by many visitors, but it has a lot to offer. Cultural pursuits include an art/history museum, an Alaskan native center, and a diverse community as well. Culinary choices are as varied as any large city with everything from Thai to Greek to vegan. The endless summer days imbues an energy only to be matched by the mountain vistas and brillant blossoms that decorate the downtown area. The local art scene contributes with many galleries and Broadway level shows at the Performing Arts center. It can be a fine package of fun in a "small' city.

October in Anchorage with the golden birch trees & snowy mountains.

Loussac library fountain at night.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The long summer days with moderate temps.
  • Cons:Expensive hotels-- try before June for lower cost.
  • In a nutshell:A lovely, clean city with mountain views.
  • Last visit to Anchorage: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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