Anchorage is Alaska’s Cultural Center
Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Anchorage is where urban amenities blend with natural beauty. Our Anchorage travel guide includes information about the area’s top things to do, from the center of the city to the heart of the Alaska wilderness. Take a wildlife tour during the day and return in time to enjoy fine dining, museums, and an array of entertainment at night. As the largest city in the state, Anchorage provides easy access to an international airport, cruise ships, ferry systems, and the Alaska Highway. Anchorage also serves as a central hub for Gray Line Alaska’s scenic train tours to and from Denali National Park.
Points of Interest
- Alaska Aviation Museum
- Alaska Botanical Garden
- Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
- Alaska Native Heritage Center
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
- Alaska Zoo
- Anchorage Museum
- Begich Boggs Visitor Center
- Chugach State Park
- Earthquake Park
- Portage Glacier
- Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
- Glacier / Scenic cruising
- Glacier viewing
- Trolley tour
The city of Anchorage enjoys a magnificent backdrop of the Chugach mountains.
Learn about the culture and traditions of indigenous people at the Alaska Native Hertiage Center.
Watch aircraft take off and land at Lake Hood Seaplane Base - the busiest seaplane base in the world.
Potter Marsh at the end of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge is a popular spot for birdwatching.
Take a one-hour cruise to the face of Portage Glacier on the mv Ptarmigan operated by Portage Glacier Cruises.
See bears, moose, wolves, eagles and more up-close at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.
The Anchorage Museum features exhibits on Alaska's history, culture, science, and art.