Do you want to have your vacation in Anchorage but unfamiliar with the place yet? Don’t worry, here is some information that you would want to know about Anchorage.

Anchorage is one of the must-visit places in Alaska. It is a well-known city in Alaska because there is plenty to do in this place. So what are the reasons to visit Anchorage? Read on to find out what makes this place unique and where you need to visit to enjoy the best visiting experience.

Basic Facts

Anchorage is truly an astounding city. As of 2019, the population of Alaska was officially counted at 397,649 people. The state population is 731,545. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska which is located in the south-central part of the state on the Cook Inlet. It’s known for its cultural sites, stages dances, and replicas of dwellings from the area’s indigenous groups. The city is located and a popular gateway to nearby mountains and wilderness areas which include Chugach, Kenai, and Talkeetna.


Yearly Temperature

Anchorage temperature is pretty chilly. Even in summers when the heat is on, Anchorage’s temperature is still cool and the winters are long, freezing, and snowy. So if you are a person who used to high heat and think temperatures in the 40s are cold, make sure to bring some sweatshirts. According to the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Anchorage for warm-weather activities is from late June to early August. 

Best Places to Eat

After exploring Anchorage, for sure you need to look for the best place to eat. There are a lot of food choices available in Anchorage. Some of these choices are affordable while some others are quite expensive, but is certainly worth the price. Here is the list of restaurants you should visit in Anchorage:

  • Kriner’s Diner
  • Gwennie’s
  • The Glacier Brew & Grill and Solstice Bar & Grill
  • Crow’s Next

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Places to visit in Anchorage

Anchorage displays worth visit places. Some of the places that you must visit while staying in Anchorage are:

  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Anchorage Zoo
  • Walking and biking trails

Special Events

During summer, people in Anchorage are fun of playing rugby as it is a home of two rugby teams. They organize a local event to show the skills of the aspiring rugby players.

During winter, there are lots of skiing and snowboarding opportunities available for the avid sportsmen while the Alaska State Fair is a remarkable unique event that worth a visit.


Excited to visit Anchorage? Asking around and checking in with some local hotels, guides, or even the online Anchorage papers can help you decide where to go and what to do that you will enjoy.