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Alaska Zoo , Anchorage
At Alaska Zoo, see more than 100 birds and mammals up close. Many of the zoo’s residents were rescued from the wild as orphans or after suffe
Photography Tour
Photography Tours , Anchorage
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Tours from $170
Biking Trail
Winding gently down the coast from downtown to Kinkaid Park, Tony Knowles Coastal Trail offers bikers and walkers a chance to explore Anchora
Tours from $249
Duration: 5 hours
Experience the Big Outdoors!See the amazing beauty that surrounds Anchorage.This special tour does not follow any set route. Nor does it follow a time table. Use your vacation time going into the wilderness to see wildlife and view glaciers. We follow the sun, the wind and our hearts to navigate your vacation towards the most scenic locations capable for the day of your tour. The Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience includes entrance into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center as well as, into exciting areas of the Chugach National Forest that require special permits.Learn about our rich history and experience the wonders of the Ring of Glaciers. This award winning tour can not be replicated by any other service or shuttles. The Wilderness, Wildlife, Glacier Experience utilized highly trained Adventure Guides who's sole purpose is make your vacation memories last a lifetime.Pictours Alaska guide's offer complimentary photo lessons throughout your tour.
Book on Viator from $185
Kincaid Park , Anchorage
Periodically host to major events like U.S. winter Olympic trials, Kincaid Park is principally known for its ski trails. However, it offers a
Tours from $109
Nature / Park
Wander the boardwalks at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, home to a large number of waterfowl and migratory critters not far from the city. Locat
Tours from $79
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Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains. The city was born out of the need for railroads and grew quickly after oil was discovered in the 1950s. Much of the land officially included within Anchorage proper is uninhabited and mountainous; in fact, black bears and grizzly bears are regularly spotted in many suburban areas. Despite its subarctic climate, the city is subject to strong maritime influences. The climate is especially favorable for tourism during the summer, when the city gets an average of nearly 20 hours of sunlight each day. Start your Alaskan adventure with a tour of the historical core of the city. Find what you're looking for from your Anchorage holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United States tour itinerary website.

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Where to stay in Anchorage

Anchorage hotels increase room rates during the height of the tourist season, but you can visit the area economically any time of year by choosing a budget-friendly bed and breakfast or small inn. The city's downtown area contains the priciest rooms; most are offered by chain hotels. You can find less expensive rooms at a cluster of hotels located in Midtown, a largely commercial neighborhood with a good selection of restaurants and shops.
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