Anchorage is often named 'the city of lights and flowers' due to the illuminated cityscape and summer floral displays. It boasts of an incredible diversity of wildlife, renowned museums like the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, and a vibrant indigenous culture, with multiple cultural practices and histories from the Dena'ina people, the first inhabitants of the region.

Where is Anchorage?

Anchorage is located in the south-central portion of Alaska, at the terminus of the Cook Inlet, on a peninsula formed by the Knik Arm to the north and the Turnagain Arm to the south. It is the northernmost major city in the US.

The city of lights and flowers

Alaska's Largest City

Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, United States, is a unique urban environment situated in an awe-inspiring, wilderness setting. It combines unparalleled outdoor experiences with rich cultural heritage and modern city amenities, offering a blend of rugged frontier charm and contemporary cosmopolitan allure.

What is There to See and Do in Anchorage?

Whale Watching
Visit the Local Glaciers
Admire the Scenery

Whale Watching

Whale watching is a popular activity in Anchorage, Alaska. You can experience it through a variety of tours, offering a chance to see different species of whales in their natural habitats. Cook Inlet, located near Anchorage, is known for its beluga whales, primarily seen from mid-July through August. They are attracted to the area due to the salmon running off the Anchorage coast. Besides belugas, humpback, fin, minke, and grey whales are observed in these waters.

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