"I wanted to see as much of Alaska as I could in one week and step outside my comfort zone. My goals were certainly met!"
Anchorage is Alaska’s most populated city, topping off at 300,000 inhabitants, and offers an adventure for everyone. Activities in and around Anchorage include: wildlife viewing, brewery visits, helicopter touring, bicycling, dog sledding, craft workshops, whale watching, flightseeing, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, golfing, northern lights gazing, gold mining, rafting, hiking, ice climbing, fishing, hunting, and much more. Wild, wide-open spaces are abundant in Alaska, as less than 1% of the land is inhabited by humans. In fact, caribou outnumber humans almost two to one.
"I really wanted to enjoy the weather and see all the nature. I got to see it all!" -Julia P.
Contrary to popular belief, Alaska’s climate is anything but harsh and arctic. Summer temperatures in Anchorage reach the low 70s while winter days rarely drop below zero. Anchorage hosts a myriad of action-packed events such as the annual Salmon Derby, the Summer Solstice Festival (featuring 22 hours of functional daylight), and the Mayor’s Marathon for the athletically inclined. See Alaska by train with the Denali Star: follow the railway up to Denali National Park to see Denali (formerly Mount McKinley), America’s tallest peak. Anchorage and Alaska offer the beauty and wonder of untouched wilderness and spectacular views combined with the convenience of modern amenities. Few places in the world are as scenic and sparsely populated. Traveling to The Great Land (the Aleut definition of “Alaska”), is truly a breath of fresh air.