Nature at it's finest.
Anchorage & Alaska
When looking for a spectacular city to visit, look no further than Anchorage, one of the northernmost cities on earth. Anchorage is a place with many fine restaurants, museums, theaters, music, and some the most salmon-rich waters in the world.
You may want to enjoy fishing in Cook Inlet, hike the 5,000-foot peaks of Chugach State Park or Flat Top Mountain, the most hiked mountain in all of Alaska, photograph glaciers (maybe even up close from the Klondike Express), or take a short plane ride over Anchorage’s Lake Hood, the world’s busiest floatplane base. Be excited to know that Anchorage features dozens of parks, 122 miles of paved bike paths, 100 miles of Nordic ski trails in winter, dog sledding, ice skating, and ice sculptures for your viewing pleasure. A quick 45-minute trip will bring you to Alyeska Resort, Alaska’s premier alpine ski resort.
For the history lovers, the Anchorage Museum has over 10,000 years of history under one roof featuring Native American art, songs, games and native villages. And did you know that the city of Anchorage is the same size as the state of Delaware? The animal lover will enjoy sightings of moose, caribou, bears both brown and black, and the sea otter!
Weather in Anchorage offers a range from short, cool summers where temperatures range from approximately 47° to 63° F to a low of 9° to 25° F in the peak of the winter months. The driest month is April with .5” of rain and 3” in August, considered its wettest month. You can enjoy Northern Lights, 65 days of dark in November from Utqiagvik, the coldest, darkest area in the region. Winter Solstice begins in January through Summer Solstice which begins in June where there are 22 hours of sunlight.
Whether Anchorage, Skagway, Sitka, Juneau, Gustavus or so many other towns are part of your dreams, Alaska is sure to thrill you the moment you land at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport or disembark from one of the several luxury cruises that grace the Alaskan ports. This vacation promises to be an experience of a lifetime