A mystique oasis away from America’s mainland, the scenic city of Anchorage is Alaska’s largest metropolis, mixing the beauty of nature with the tenacity of man at the most rugged of lands. Home to a wide variety of attractions as well as the busy terminals at Ted Stevens International, getting around is easier than it looks, especially with only five miles distance from the airport to downtown. Get 4-star amenities as well at the Courtyard by Marriott on Spenard Road with ease, or go simple with the budget-friendly Comfort Suites on International Airport Road, both of which offer airport shuttles. Also keep in mind that you can enjoy al the privacy in the world with a ride reservation of your own, not to mention downtown Anchorage Depot on 1st Avenue, which offers rave reviews from lovers of scenic train rides across the Alaskan country.
Whether you’re traveling to the region for work or simply checking out the sites with the family, there’s almost too much to do in the quiet downtown area. Find out all there is to do in the little big city by starting simple, whether that means taking a voyage through time at Anchorage Museum or falling in love with the wildlife housed at the Alaska Zoo. Lovers of outdoors should look forward to a quiet afternoon at the Far North Bicentennial Park, home to over 100 miles of trails, thousands of acres of parkland, and a variety of exotic flora at the on-site botanical garden. End the evening with a dinner to remember, trying out fine northwestern cuisine at Jen’s Restaurant or going simple with the eclectic scenery at Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria, all while keeping the morning in mind with brunch at The Red Chair Cafe on 4th Street.