Things to Do in Anchorage
Whether you're here on business or leisure, Anchorage boasts tons to do. Its brightest highlight is no doubt its nature, so hike on a glacier, fish for king salmon or shred the untamed slopes snowboarding. The animal population is in fact bigger than the human one, with 1,500 moose, dozens of nesting bald eagles, 2,400 Dall sheep and plenty of bears. Chugach State Park, which starts at Anchorage's eastern edge, is home to the sparkling waters of Cook Inlet and fish-filled streams and rivers. Thus, fishing is huge here! Kincaid Park is perfect for hiking, biking or cross-country skiing, depending on the season. For outdoor adventure in Anchorage, the sky is the limit.
The city also has a prominent arts and culture scene. Meet Alaskan natives at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, or check out local artwork at the First Friday Art Walk Galleries, which occurs on the first Friday of each month. You'll find seven galleries in the Anchorage Museum, including paintings by Sydney Laurence, arguably Alaska's most famous artist. With a wealth of nature in its backyard, it's no surprise that Anchorage has delectable dining opportunities. Get a taste of freshly caught fish and delicious meats, and wash it down with a frothy favorite from one of the many brewpubs and coffee huts.