Anchorage Tourism, Alaska

Visit Anchorage - Best of Anchorage

The space can really get to you–300,000 people spread out over more than 1500 sq kilometres. It’s really cool and unsettling at once, so keep a local travel guide printed out. At once a city and a county, most of the city’s tourist attractions are Downtown. Vacation and tourism wise, Anchorage is much more outdoorsy than most suspect. It’s home to the country’s more famous biking and hiking trails. The wildlife is diverse and plentiful. The other sightseeing opportunities tend to focus on Alaska’s indigenous heritage. This is prominent in the theme village attraction, and a lovely little native knife factory.

Anchorage also serves as an important hub to travel to Fairbanks, Whittier and Seward.

Fun Fact: Anchorage is within a nine and half hour flight to over 90% of the industrialised world, making it a major flight stop.

Anchorage Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Anchorage tips for your visit

  • Pick up a copy of The Milepost, an excellent guide to Alaskan and western Canadian roads.
  • Be VERY careful driving in winter–roads tend to be damaged, and the drivers tend to be aggressive.
  • Though generally safe, beware of pickpockets.
  • Don’t leave valuables inside of cars.
  • Don’t approach the moose or their kids.

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Facts and Stats for Anchorage*

  • Pollution Statistics in Anchorage

    Know the pollution level of Anchorage before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10.29 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.55 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 5 (Very Low)
  • Anchorage: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Anchorage for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Anchorage.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 42.59 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.71 (High)
    • Attacks 38.39 (Low)
    • Drug offense 71.43 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.96 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.21 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.93 (Moderate)
  • Living in Anchorage - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Anchorage is 181.11 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 48.79 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 38.07 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 13.55 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.81 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 92.49 (High)
    • Health Care Index 61.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.7 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 141.73 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Anchorage

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Anchorage

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.91 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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