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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Anchorage Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Anchorage

  • Glaciers and Wildlife: Super Scenic Day Tour from Anchorage
    Glaciers and Wildlife: Super Scenic Day Tour from Anchorage11 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Small groups discover glaciers and wildlife on one one of the most intriguing road trips you will ever experience. A local ex...

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  • Save 7% Glacier Discovery Tour
    Glacier Discovery Tour4 Reviews

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    This is the perfect tour for those with limited time in Alaska. Experience magnificent Portage Glacier on this full-day tour ...

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  • Turnagain Arm and Alaska Wildlife Tour from Anchorage
    Turnagain Arm and Alaska Wildlife Tour from Anchorage16 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Admire epic scenery and spot Alaskan wildlife on this tour from Anchorage, which takes you along the Seward Highway to the Tu...

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  • Save 10% Wildlife and Turnagain Arm Tour
    Wildlife and Turnagain Arm Tour5 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins

    Take a shuttle along the glacier-carved shores of the Turnagain Arm, scoping out craggy cliffs for Dall sheep and scanning th...

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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 9.21 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 6.82 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 4.17 (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 50.81 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.9 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50.81 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.06 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 44.17 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 61.29 (High)
    • Attacks 39.52 (Low)
    • Drug offense 72.58 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 64.52 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.94 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.48 (High)
  • Living in Anchorage - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Anchorage is 179.67 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 47.1 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 41.61 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 12.63 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.81 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 93.51 (High)
    • Health Care Index 62.72 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.65 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 134.97 (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 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.55 USD

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

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