Anchorage, the most populated and northernmost city in North America, is home to 40 percent of Alaska’s residents. Named All-American City four times by the National Civic League, Anchorage is a great place for eco-tourists, outdoor enthusiasts and even American history buffs.
Some popular Anchorage activities include fishing for king salmon, mountain hiking, paddling through glacier-filled fjords, and watching wildlife. Expect to catch a glimpse of belugas, moose and reindeer foraging and frolicking in their natural environment when visiting this outdoor paradise.
While you’re in town, you’ll want to charter a catamaran in Prince William Sound, a protected body of water surrounded by the visually magnificent Chugach National Forest and glaciated mountains. There, you’ll see alpine and active tidewater glaciers up close, as well as otters, whales, and seals congregating lazily on icebergs.
Discover Anchorage’s past by taking a tour at the Anchorage Museum, which houses works by artisans from local native cultures. Head to the Ulu Factory to see craftsmen assemble the iconic curved ulu knife, a utilitarian tool that dates back thousands of years and was used for everything from skinning game to trimming hair. Learn more about the region’s history and culture at the Alaska Native Heritage Center where performers sing, dance and tell stories that have been passed down through the generations.
Make the most of your stay in spectacularly scenic Anchorage when you book a room at an IHG hotel. You’ll be sure to relax in style as you enjoy world-class amenities, comfortable rooms and a top-notch fitness center. Book with IHG today. + View More - View Less