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Why fly to Anchorage?
It is the hopping part of America's most northern state. Anchorage is a mysterious hub for cruise ships and provides dramatic landscapes and is home to easy-wildlife spotting with bears and moose venturing into city limits.
Head to Town Square Park to do some people watching to get to know the local scene. If you decided to take advantage of those winter flight ticket prices than you can go for a skate at the ice rink.
Close to Town Square Park is the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. It hosts a variety of performances and it is definitely worth taking in a show as you will come across some truly unique Alaskan arts.
If you're a fan of beluga whales than Anchorage is your city. Head to Turnagain Arm and get a glimpse of the beautiful creatures in the wild.
Anchorage has a cold climate with winters in the minus tens in the city center area and can hit the low 20s if you travel up higher in the city. The winter is also when the city is pounded by snowfall, which is the staying kind and lasts into the spring. The summers warm up to balmy mid teens, although higher temperatures do occur on occasion they are not the norm.
Sled dog racing is very popular in the city and as a result Anchorage is ost to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in the spring.
When to fly to Anchorage
The summers are a popular time to travel to Anchorage as the weather is quite nice and gives travelers a chance to explore the city and the great wilderness without the extreme low temperatures. Flight tickets to Anchorage are pricey in the summer due to increased travel to the city and state.
The cold winter months may be comfortable or locals but the low numbers combined with the heavy snow tend to keep travelers at bay. The reduced interest in traveling to Anchorage in the winter means flight ticket prices drop and you can find yourself some great deals.
Getting into Anchorage
Your gateway to Anchorage will have you landing at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. From the airport you can use the bus/shuttle service to get into the city proper. A rental car may be a good option if you plan on seeing a wider part of the city as it is quite spread out. Alternatively, taxis are available outside of the terminal.
Getting around Anchorage
Anchorage has a bus system called the People Mover which will get you around the city center areas. However, if you plan to go exploring into the wilderness it would be best to rent a vehicle.
- Visit the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center to understand the history of the little old city that could and the booming town today that still can.
- The city has numerous trails including Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. You can jump onto the trail from various points in
- Anchorage and go for a bike or walk and enjoy a peaceful rendezous with nature in the city.
- Head to Westchester Lagoon and check out how locals spend their weekends. It's a great place to spot wildlife and numerous events take place through the summer.
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