Anchorage is an urban enclave surrounded by wilderness. Within a few miles of downtown, you can encounter scenes more wild than you'll find in most national parks: wolf packs roaming through a park, rushing mountain streams, and city parks vast enough to forget which century you live in. The world's second highest tides surge against its shores, and North America's highest peak glimmers in the distance.
For culture and shopping, there's no better place in Alaska. Collect the prized works of Alaska's top artists and native craftspeople in galleries. Learn about our rich history in museums and heritage centers. Catch a show at one of our performance halls. For those who know where to look, the opportunities are endless.
It’s the main airport hub of the region, with easy access to both the biggest highways and the Alaska Railroad. See our Anchorage Transportation page for how to get around Anchorage and beyond.