Surrounded by national parks, Anchorage, Alaska, is where you can enjoy an extremely satisfying vacation especially if you relish being amidst the beauty of nature. Bring the entire family to Anchorage where a vacation is spent enjoying nature, outdoor adventures, and activities you will not be able to experience in ultra-modern cities.
Home to more than 300,000 inhabitants, Anchorage coves a total area of 1,961 square miles and is located in South Central Alaska. If you think that you will freeze in Anchorage, you are highly mistaken! Although it is blessed with a subarctic climate, a strong maritime influence has controlled its climate, making it more pleasant compared to some areas in Alaska. The city was founded in 1914 as a work camp for the Alaska Railroad, and its geographical location and surrounding natural resources, has made the city flourish. One of the most tax-friendly cities in the country, the city’s economy is propelled by the two military bases in the city, and the transportation, and tourism industry. The Ted Stevens International Airport, the world’s third busiest cargo traffic airport, is your gateway to Anchorage. It is located 7 miles from the city’s center, and is served by a number of domestic, international, and cargo carriers.
There are so many reasons why Anchorage must be in your bucket list. If you want to explore the national parks and the surrounding areas of the city, you must first visit the Alaska Public Lands Information Center where information and details are provided. This will minimize the time you will be spending looking for places and what activities to enjoy. Anchorage is the perfect home base if you want to explore Denali National Park, Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park, Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park, and the Kenai Fjords National Park. The city’s top attractions include the Alaska Zoo, Ulu Factory, Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Wells Fargo History Museum, Alaska Botanical Garden, Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Spending your vacation in Anchorage also known as the “City of Lights and Flowers, is one of the best decisions you can make. Consult your travel agent for more details.