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Residence Inn by Marriott Anchorage MidtownThis Anchorage hotel offers a free airport transfer service to Ted Stevens Airport, which is 15 minutes’ drive away. It features a gym and an indoor pool and serves a daily breakfast buffet. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout this pet-friendly hotel.Book now
HOTELS, APARTMENTS, VACATION RENTALS AND BED AND BREAKFAST IN ANCHORAGE
The largest city in the state of Alaska, it has just under 300,000 inhabitants, but still represents about 40% of the entire population of the state.
Located in the southern central part of Alaska, it is the city with the least severe climate of the entire state. For this reason Anchorage is the ideal base for excursions and trips to other areas of Alaska.
For this reason, the inhabitants of the state like to say that “Anchorage is only 20 minutes away from Alaska”. Apart from that, it is definitely the best city to acclimatize to the harsh temperatures of the entire state.
Finding your own Anchorage
Being quite small, the city is very easy to get around on foot, especially the centre. The city offers museums and art galleries, walking and cycling routes and above all the possibility of whale watching from the mainland. Which is not exactly common.
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Visiting Downtown is really simple due to its size: everything is within easy reach and can be easily turned around on foot. With a rectangular structure, the neighborhood is divided into numbered streets from north to south and instead with streets marked with letters from east to west, so it is really impossible to get lost.
All major attractions are located in Downtown. Here’s what to see.
What to see in Anchorage
Museums and art galleries
Anchorage Museum: one of the best places in Alaska to get in touch with the art and history of the state. It also features a planetarium, an Arctic Study Centre and the Imaginarium. It is located at 1625 C street.
Alaska Heritage Museum: vast collection of indigenous artefacts and works by local masters. (301 W Northern lights Boulevard).
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum: exhibits 27 airplanes, some of which are very rare….(4721 Aircraft Dr).
Stephan Fine Arts Gallery: gallery dedicated mainly to works of typical Alaskan subjects and also a series of bear portraits by Thomas Mangelsen. (939, W 5th Avenue).
Aurora Fine Art Gallery: its main feature is the totem-shaped design of Marilyn Kaminsky Miller’s works. (737, W 5th Avenue).
Places of interest
Eisenhower Statehood Monument: the monument celebrating the annexation of Alaska to the US. The view from this point is also excellent.
4th Avenue Market Place: typical market of the city, a place especially suitable for buying food.
Planet Walk: installation representing the solar system. Very beautiful and suggestive because it is made in proportional scale.
Delaney Park: the city’s main park.
Eldberry Park: other Anchorage park, great for a view of Anchorage Bay and the mountains behind it.
Alaska Botanical Garden: botanical garden with endemic species. Excellent also for beautiful walks along its paths.
Kincaid Park: unique to observe wild animals such as moose or others. Also with a bit of luck, you can see whales in the bay.
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail: cycle and pedestrian path of 17 km, which runs along the entire promontory. Unique views are guaranteed.
Day trips from Anchorage
Chugach State Park: great trip to do, the park is very close to the city. It offers several activities to do such as fishing, skiing, biking or hiking and much more. Although it is close to the city, it is the habitat of many animals such as bears, wolves, elks, lynxes, beavers and many others.
Baia di Turnagain
Eagle River Nature Center
What to eat in Anchorage
Smoked salmon: It’s pretty much everywhere. It’s great to eat raw or grilled.
Spam: corned pork cooked with mango and salmon paté.
Squaw candy: dried salmon fillets.
Halibut beer bits: halibut bites dipped in beer, breaded and fried.
Muktuk: native dish of the native Inupiat. Essentially it is whale fat covered by the skin of the whale itself. It can be eaten raw or even diced, fried and seasoned with soy sauce.
Reindeer: Reindeer meat is very common in Alaska. It generally has very lean and good meat. Try it in sausages or even hamburgers.
Chaga: a typical local fungus that grows on birch trees..
Akutaq: typical dessert based on animal fat and berries of various kinds.
Kelp algae: Brown seaweed, much used in the past by the natives.
Crab: widespread consumption in Alaska. Generally accompanied with melted butter.
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