Anchorage

24°
22° - January
26° - February
34° - March
44° - April
55° - May
62° - June
65° - July
63° - August
55° - September
40° - October
28° - November
24° - December
Dec avg
$144
Avg Hotel
$497
Est. Airfare

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Description

Taking a trip to Anchorage is like hopping into the pages of a National Geographic. Although Alaska is full of rich heritage, museums, and shopping (tax free!), the real uniqueness come from the amazing landscapes and wildlife. From snorkeling in mesmerizing coves to boating and fishing in the gulf to hiking in the back country to glimpsing polar bears, bald eagles, blue and humpbacked whales, and hundreds of other rare and endangered species in their original and undisturbed natural habitats, you can't experience these things anywhere else.
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Quiet and Cold

09/25/13
Cold. That coming from a Chicagoan and we were there in June! Still, one trip that should be on everyone's bucketlist. The amount of wildlife is something you will see nowhere else. I instantly fell in love with sea otters...the moose, not so much. Of course whale watching should be on everyone's agenda, along with taking time at night to see the Northern Lights.

I traveled there as one stop before an Alaskan cruise. I missed most of the activities in town but did get to try the reindeer and local Alaskan beer.

I was fortunate enough to take a sea-plane tour further up the coast. Not recommended for those who get air sick but a great way to see the vast expanse of the territory.
Melissa
Such an amazing place. The fishing is the ultimate!
Shannon
We loved Alaska! It is so lush, you can get incredible teas there, the wildlife is phenomenal! We were staying in Anchorage, and made the drive down to Seward two weekends in a row. The first weekend we went to the Seward Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. We did the Puffin Experience, and got a tour of the complete facility, and got to actually feed Puffins. It was a great experience!! The next weekend we drove back and did a cruise around the area. We saw Bald Eagles nesting in trees, we saw a Humpback Whale breach, we saw plenty of seals and sea otters, it was truly a marvelous afternoon.
Melissa
Went here for a graduation present. There's so much to do outdoors and it was beautiful
Ben
don't know if i could live there or not too cold for me but what beautiful country. love the huge moose.
kim
Alaska in the summertime is beyond beautiful. Its green, expansive and unbelievable. Wildlife abounds at every corner! Taking a cruise is an excellent idea. Seeing glaciers up close is amazing!
John
This is the most beautiful state in the USA. If you visit during the summer just travel everywhere, take scenic as well as the unbeaten path. Enjoy the flora and fauna...and viit the mountains. You an a;sp visit and travel on a Bering Sea excursion.
Many great things to do,hiking and travel winter for great many activities too.
Wear warm clothing.an just enjoy!!!!!
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Nestor
loved Alaska. beautiful and so much to do
Adrienne
I live in Alaska, so I may be biased, but it really is a wonderful place -- to visit or to stay permanently. I can't think of any other place in the US that offers such a range of activities and settings. From sweeping vistas to regal mountains to rugged beaches, every visitor will come away feeling enriched. Anchorage offers dinner theater, museums and festive nightlife while Fairbanks is full of authentic native culture.
Stacy
Alaska is so HUGE -- I have only travelled to the Anchorage area and to Kodiak Island and nearby Spruce Island. The beautiful forests and mountains and spectacular, and the abundance of wildlife is amazing. Anchorage is now a large enough city that there are things to do in town, but outside of Anchorage there are national parks and many places to hike (observe safety restrictions!) and enjoy nature. Kodiak Island is wonderful for fishing trips, and also offers some small museums featuring native Alaskan history as well as arts and crafts.
Marilyn

Denali National Park

Larger than the entire state of Massachusetts, this park houses Mt. McKinley, the largest in North America. See the stunning landscape and wildlife that abound in this park
Cost: $10 pp or $20 per vehicle
Contact: http://www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm
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Historic Alaska Railroad

There is no better way to see Alaska than aboard these historic trains. Complete with wide windows and domed ceilings, these passenger cars are a popular attraction throughout the summer.
Cost: From $32 pp
Contact: www.alaskarailroad.com
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Alaskan Fishing

No trip to Alaska would be complete without a chance to fish the cold streams and rivers holding some of the best salmon, halibut and rainbow trout in the world. Outfitters abound that will set you up to fish.
Cost: Free (Unless you need fishing gear)

Language

English

Currency

[USD] American Dollars

Airports

Anchorage International Airport [ANC]