You may be in the last frontier, but even up here, parking can be difficult. Luckily, Anchorage has plenty of parking lots and garages managed by EasyPark. Affordable ($1 per hour), well run, and with locations near the city’s top attractions, these parking areas are an easier option than on-street parking—and they’re cheaper by the hour than meters. (EasyPark also runs the metered street parking, which is free after 6 p.m. and on the weekends…if you can find a spot.) You can pay with cash, credit card, and even phone. And EasyPark has 24-hour security to escort you to your car or help you find it.
Choose one of the 13 garages and lots in the city, including ones adjacent to the 5th Avenue Mall and the Egan Convention Center, as well as one near the Performing Arts Center. There are also RV-friendly lots.
If you park on the street, make sure you pay and place the receipt in your window. Anchorage once was lax about parking enforcement, but not anymore. If you’re parking on the street and are uncertain how long you’ll be, pay by phone. You’ll get a text message if you’re running out of time, and you can even add time over the phone!