Anchorage is the best place to see Alaska animals. Wildlife viewing here is as close as the moose that inhabit areas of the city. It means a day flightseeing trip to watch bears fishing a remote river and a day sightseeing cruise to get up close with whales, puffins and otters. Millions of birds flock to Anchorage on annual migrations, and salmon fill nearby rivers and streams all summer long.
Glaciers have shaped the Anchorage area for thousands of years. Visiting one can be the trip of a lifetime, but that doesn’t mean it is difficult. By boat and plane, on foot, behind a team of dogs and even sitting at a first-class restaurant with views of seven nearby glaciers – Anchorage is your window on Alaska's best glaciers. In fact, 60 glaciers are located within 50 miles of downtown Anchorage.
A unique feature of Anchorage, Alaska is its proximity to all the exploration and escape to be found in nature. With views of 6 mountain ranges and over 200 miles of paved and unpaved trails, perfect for walking, biking and cross country skiing in winter, within the city limits, Anchorage literally sits in the middle of Alaska wilderness. Escape is a step away.
Anchorage, Alaska is a modern city offering exciting dining options, diverse shopping with no sales tax, music, and entertainment. After a full day of urban adventure, Anchorage’s wide ranging choice of accommodations offers visitors their perfect place to rest, winter and summer.
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