Metropolitan amenities

Situated on beautiful Cook Inlet with the Chugach Mountains as a backdrop, Alaska’s largest city provides a hub of activity. Anchorage offers a unique blend of urban attractions like shopping, entertainment, and numerous museums and cultural centers, and wilderness options such as ice climbing, eco tours and wildlife cruises. The city is also an easy entry point into the state, served by an international airport, cruise ships, ferry systems, and the Alaska Highway.

  • 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
  • Activities

    • Glacier / Scenic cruising
    • Glacier viewing
    • Hiking
    • Rafting
    • Trolley tour

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Featured Excursion

Portage Glacier Cruise (Self-Drive)

Get up close to Portage Glacier aboard the mv Ptarmigan on a one-hour cruise, fully narrated by a representative from the National Forest Service. Enjoy the views from large windows in the enclosed, heated cabin or venture out on the topside viewing deck. This tour is the perfect option for…
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